Surf Rodeo Music and Surf Festival

Audience listening to music at Surf Rodeo

The 10th Annual Surf Rodeo Music & Surf Festival will soon be upon us! This year’s event will feature over 35 bands on 3 stages, a Rodeo Style Surf Contest (starting at 8 AM), Bikini Cowgirl Contest, The World’s Largest Cornhole Tournament on the Beach, Mechanical Bull Riding, Beach Activities, Beer Gardens on the Sand, Food Trucks, 70+ Vendors, and a Rodeo Town family area is happening this month! The festival will take place on Saturday, the 15th and Sunday, the 16th of July at 1038 S. Seaward Ave, Ventura. Kids 10 and under enter for FREE, so be sure to bring the whole family!

The Music

Surf Rodeo is proud to showcase 35 very talented bands and performers on 3 ocean-side stages. Some of these performers include Super Duper Kyle, Mariachi El Bronx, The Aggrolites, Tijuana Panthers, Thee Commons, Highway Starr, and Beebs and Her Money Makers!

Click here for the full list of scheduled performances.

The Surfing

Surfers should get up bright and early because surf competitions start at 7 AM daily! Contestants will draw straws to determine which vintage board they will ride. Then, they’re off to the water! The deadline to enter most surf competitions was June 30th. However, some categories will remain open until rosters are full. So, be sure to check and see if you have the ability to register for the category that you’re interested in!

If there’s no more room available for registration, still stop by to see this exciting competition in person.

The Rodeo

Whether a spectator or participant, the Surf Rodeo’s assortment of crazy competitions is sure to entertain all. From mechanical bull riding and the cornhole competition to the “greased pig” paddle contest and the hay bale obstacle race, there’s plenty to enjoy. Contestants will battle it out for the coveted “Surf Rodeo Grand Champion” title and bragging rights. You don’t want to miss out on all of this fun!

The Unique Atmosphere

Adding to the fascinating juxtaposition of surfers and cowboys, Surf Rodeo will feature a general waterhole for Surf Rodeo merchandise. Also gracing Ventura’s Pierpont Beach entrance will be a quirky 10-foot horseshoe that will make for a perfect photo-op for attendees. It’s a sight to see!

Great Food and Drinks

Between the beachside restaurants just off South Seaward and the event-only food trucks, surfers and cowboys alike will enjoy an exciting variety of delicious foods. Plus, with two beer/wine gardens on the sand (sponsored by 805 Beer and Cork Wine Bar), there will be plenty to wash it all down with for those old enough to partake. So, bring your ID and get ready to fill up on tasty food and cool drinks!

Click here to discover all of the vendors that are sponsoring this year’s event.

Family Fun

Surf Rodeo believes that fun is for all ages. At this event, nobody has to miss out on the fun. In fact, there will even be a special Kids Corral section where children can get their faces painted and bounce around in a jumper! Bring your children and allow them to experience Surf Rodeo in ways that only kids can.

Tickets to Surf Rodeo are available online now. The Surf Rodeo competition begins at 7:00 AM on July 15th and 16th at the Ventura Pierpont Beach, located along Seaward Avenue. The music festival and beer gardens open at 10:00 AM on the beach. Street Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM until 8 PM. For more information, be sure to visit

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