It’s time to head to the beach for a time-honored South Bay event!
The 2012 International Surf Festival gets underway on Tuesday, July 31and runs through Sunday, August 5.
New this year, the festival kicks off with the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as the 6-man!) on Tuesday at 9:00 AM and finishes up on Wednesday at the Manhattan Beach pier.
The Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 PM at the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 if not sold out.
On Friday August 3, the LA County Lifeguard Championships take place at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Events include U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter and L.A. County Lifeguard rescue demonstrations, run relays and other lifeguard competitions.
Saturday and Sunday will be packed with events all day long. The fun-filled weekend includes surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald Two Mile Beach Run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest and more beach volleyball.
The International Surf Festival is presented by BEACHSPORT.org, the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Department of Beaches and Harbors.
For more information, check out the schedule and website at www.surffestival.org.