Springtime in Pismo Beach is a delight. The weather has warmed and the skies are clear and bright. There is of course a lot going on in this beach community as the town prepares for summer.

Coming up soon is the Wine, Waves and Beyond event taking place June 2-5th.  The three-day event includes a surf movie premiere in San Luis Obispo, the Barrel to Barrel wine and food tasting event, the Long Board Surf Contest and the Brew Masters Dinner. The event is a good one and supports the Association of Amputee Surfers. For information and tickets see www.winewavesandbeyond.com

Along the Central Coast the vineyards are now bright green. The contrast of the golden hills and the verdant vines is dramatic as well as inviting.  It’s still relatively quiet at the tasting rooms this time of year so plan a visit and enjoy all the wonders of the Central Coast. For mapped wine tasting itineraries see www.californiawineryadvisor.com