The 9th Annual Wine, Waves & Beyond: Central Coast Surf Classic returns May 4-6, 2018! Come celebrate the best that Classic California has to offer. Enjoy three days of unforgettable events that embrace the love of California’s traditional surfing lifestyle and culture along with exceptional wine and food. Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community. Wine, Waves & Beyond events take place at several scenic venues throughout Pismo Beach and at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo.


Over the last several years Wine, Waves & Beyond has raised over $170,000 for local non-profit organizations. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit GleanSLO who provide fresh, nutritious food to families in need across San Luis Obispo County.

The Schedule of Events for the 9th Annual Wine, Waves & Beyond includes:

May 4: Surf Movie Night

The historic Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo kicks off this 3-day event with a featured surf film. This epic movie night is filled with community, culture, and surfing. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. All proceeds from this epic movie event will go to benefit StillFrothy. Tickets are $15 online or can be bought at the door for $20.


May 5: 805 Surf Classic & SeaVenture Classic VW Show

Rise and shine on Saturday morning for the 805 Surf Classic presented by Still Frothy at the Pismo Beach Pier featuring an invitational team competition with teams comprised of male and female surfers from the 805, an adaptive heat, women's shortboard, and a local Winemakers & Brew Masters heat.


Alongside the surf contest will be the SeaVenture Classic VW Show. Come down to the SeaVenture Beach Hotel and enjoy Buses, Bugs and More! Located at the Addie Street parking lot, right next to the beach. The festivities kick-off with a meet & greet followed by a cruise through Pismo Beach. Come out and support a great cause either as an entrant or spectator. Food & drinks will be available in the SeaVenture Beach Hotel Restaurant starting at 11am.


VW Classic Car Show Schedule:

9:30 –10:15am - Meet & Greet

10:15 – 11:15am - Cruise thru Pismo Beach

11:15am - Display starts

12 – 2:45pm - Spectator Judging

3pm - VW Awards


May 6: Rabobank’s Barrel to Barrel

Held on the ocean front lawn at the Cliffs Resort, Rabobank presents Barrel-to-Barrel.  With live music by Lulu & the Cow Tippers, enjoy over 40 visiting wineries and breweries, local cuisines, and an incredible silent auction. Come down for a glass of wine, taste from the best local restaurants and experience a breathtaking ocean view. All proceeds go to support GleanSLO. This event sells out and tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets are $75 General Admission and $85 VIP Early Admission.


Lodging Information: This is a well-attended and highly anticipated annual event and early reservations are recommended for Pismo Beach. Nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast, Pismo Beach offers accommodations with resort-quality amenities at attractive rates. Relax your mind and indulge your senses in this Mediterranean climate, drenched in sunshine 310 days each year. From award winning ocean view resorts to the romance of quaint country inns, you will be pleased to experience one of California’s best-kept secrets. For more information on Pismo Beach lodging accommodations, click here.


About Wine Waves and Beyond (WW&B)

Now celebrating its ninth season, Wine, Waves & Beyond has become a signature Central Coast event. Guests attend from throughout California and the West, as well, of course, from San Luis Obispo County. Join in the festivities and be a part of the Central Coast’s premier lifestyle event.  For a complete listing of events and more information, please visit  Media inquiries, please contact Charles Crellin at, or at 805.234.5163.


About GleanSLO

GleanSLO is a program of the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County whose mission is to rescue nature's bounty for the benefit of our community. In agriculturally abundant SLO County, an estimated 58 million pounds of produce are left unharvest each year. Gleaners rescue fresh, local produce from farms, neighborhoods and farmers’ markets. GleanSLO is committed to connecting abundance with people in need, creating solutions around hunger and building community.