The world famous Santa Monica Pier and Honolua Surf Co. will kick off the summer of 2012 with the 3rd Annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival, featuring paddleboard races, an ocean swim, dory competitions, hula dance groups, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddleboard history exhibition.
Historic exhibits will feature antique surfboards, paddleboards, lifeguard equipment and vintage automobiles tied to local beach culture. Paddleboard racing was a popular Santa Monica sport in the 1940s with two paddleboard clubs headquartered on the pier.
LA Weekly presents the 4th annual Gold Standard Food and Wine Event on March 4, 2012. Featuring a selection of LA's best and most eclectic restaurants hand-picked by Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold.
Join Heal the Bay at our annual awards ceremony and gala fundraiser to recognize our honorees and celebrate with nearly 1,000 of Southern California's environmental, business and entertainment community leaders who all share our love for the beach and dedication to ocean protection.
Please note that this is an independently-sponsored event by third party individuals or organizations; our designation as the nonprofit beneficiary of this event does not reflect any endorsements or approvals, express or implied, for the participating wineries from Heal the Bay.