Once again, the joy of surfing and the lucrative ideal of being a surf brand in the beach cities meet this Saturday in Hermosa for the South Bay’s largest surf festival. The event acts as a gathering point between soulful and commercial by honoring surf industry brands, local businesses and some of the most influential names of South Bay’s surfing past and present. The ninth annual Spyder Surf Fest drops in Saturday, April 23 at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Highlights include a fashion show, interactive booths, meet and greets with the industry’s athletes and some giveways.
This year, Surf Fest will debut the “South Bay Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing,” the first of three events Spyder Surf and Quiksilver will partner on between now through Summer 2016. Scheduled to kick off at 7 a.m. on the south side of Hermosa Pier, this 80s-centric contest will feature surfers competing with equipment solely manufactured in the 80s.
Pier Plaza will also amplify the sounds of musical acts Kevin Sousa, Jeremy Buck, Electric Parlor, 80’s retro band M80’s, and 14-year-old, singer songwriter Jamisen Jarvis throughout the day. Starting at 6 p.m., Surf Fest will continue the festivities with its long-time, official after-party tradition at Watermans Safehouse restaurant in Pier Plaza.
For more information go to www.spydersurf.com.