Doheny Surf Festival Day 1 - Doheny State Beach - 8/11/12
|Tandem surfers are always a crowd pleaser on Saturday August 11th 2012 at the Doheny Surf Festival.|
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Under the rays of sweltering August heat, musicians, vendors and crowds caked in sunscreen arrived at the Doheny Surf Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. The two-day festival raises awareness about the importance of California state parks, showcases local surf and skate vendors and features bands from local group Aloha Radio to Common Sense and other top-billed acts like Fishbone, ALO, Everlast and Eddie Money throughout the weekend. With enough aloha hippie spirit to charm even the grumpiest local, the crowds gravitate towards the surf (which was firing) more than the vendors or the shows. You could still hear the music from the water...er, um, not like I surfed or anything.
|Le Blorr Lead Singer Chris Hess at the Doheny Surf Festival Saturday August 11th 2012.|
Strongest Vocals: Paula Fuga
|Paul Fuga displays powerful Hawaiian vocals at the Doheny Surf Festival on Saturday August 11th, 2012.|
Best Food Truck: Chomp Chomp Nation
|The Chomp Chomp food truck featured a softshell crab sandwich with taro root chips at the Doheny Surf Festival on Saturday, August 11th 2012.|
Best Energy: The Originalites
|Huntington Beach's ska-reggae band The Originalites gives the crowd some energy at the Doheny Surf Festival on Saturday, August 11th, 2012.|