2014 Pismo Spring Break Freeride Announced


What used to be an annual tradition held the weekend right after the World Finals, the biggest non-event, the Pismo Freeride is happening this upcoming Saturday, March 15, 2014. Titled the “Pismo Spring Break Freeride,” the weekend promises to be a whole lotta fun with plenty of surf riding, some duning, and a whole lot of shenanigans.

Below we’ve included an abbreviated version of the press release including most of the pertinent information you’ll need to attend. But there’s still news unfolding as we near March, so make sure to check in regularly (or just join the group) on the official Facebook page. It’s something every surf rider needs to attend at least once. Heck, you’ll also be able to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in freeride, and that’s always fun.

It’s that time again! As tradition follows we are all going to get together at Pismo Beach for a weekend of good times in the surf! If I left out any details let me know! again I am just trying to get the word out.

What?
2014 Pismo Spring Break Freeride!

Where?
Pismo/ Oceano Dune’s Mile Marker 4!

From 101 Freeway take Grand Ave exit until you cross a set of train tracks that takes you to the beach entrance about 500 feet ahead. Grand Ave has everything from markets, 7-11’s, restaurants, coin washes, banks, gas, and almost everything else you will need on the way in or out of the beach.

Entrances:
The Grand Ave entrance is open from 6am to 11pm. If you arrive or need to leave late the Pier Ave entrance is open 24 hours. Depending on the time of year this entrance is usually the most hard packed. Don’t forget to air down and or bring tow straps!

Camping:
Through www.Reserveamerica.com you can pre order your camping passes for $10 a night. Pre purchasing tickets seem to make it a much more less questions asked entry to the beach for all the gear and shenanigans we tend to bring in the back of our trucks/ trailers.
The location is actually considered the Oceano Dunes. The Direct link to Oceano Dunes reservations for our weekend is here.

Pismo is well known to be blown out. Pismo can also be very nice weather but it never hurts to prepare for cold and heavy winds blowing constantly from 11am to 7pm.

Tents:
• Stake or sand bag em down!
• Dig a burm facing the wind and throw a tarp over the top of your tent anchoring it down with the weight of the sand burm to deflect the wind and morning dew that will soak your tent.

RV’s/Trailers:
• Please keep an eye out on arrival park in a semi circle with other RVS to help block the wind for the party in the center!
• You will make plenty of friends with a place to hang out, shower, or use your bathroom.

• Want to rent an RV? These people deliver on the beach!

Quads/ Sand toys:
• Have legit registration
• Must have a flag whip and helmet to ride around even “in the campsites”
• Pismo Sheriffs are quick to issue and investigate possible DUI’s so have fun but be cautious.
• 15MPH on the sand highway in front of the camp across the whole beach.

What will be going on and who will be there?
• People will be in or out of the water riding the gnarly to mellow Pismo surf. It is quite possible high winds will come through anywhere around 11am-2pm and not lighten up until about 6-8pm. Most people hop on their quads and dirtbikes and demolish the sand dunes 100 yards behind from the campsite.

• There are a few out houses along the campsite other than that bring an RV or make friends with people who have one.

• Please bring firewood to pitch into the community bonfire because Pismo does get pretty dark and chilly at night.

• As the tide comes up move your stuff. It makes us look like weirdos when nobody can drive down the beach. The last thing we want is to draw attention to us (including the rangers) because they have to weave between ski’s and cars parked too low. Try to leave room for 2 rows of traffic to drive through thanks

• MX/quad riders if you guys could help us jetskiiers out by setting up your camps a little further up toward the dunes that would help out a ton. will keep us jetski riders closer to the beach and obviously keep us all closer to what we all like to ride through out the day. We had some issues last year with bikes and quads mixed up in the camp kicking up sand within camp when guys were trying to fix jetski engines & things during the day.

The beach is big enough for the both of us and its going to be a great time for sure! No love lost to our new guests, I just ask on behalf of the jet ski freeride community that we give each other some space this year so people who want to rage heavy through the night (which involved fireworks and cops coming to our area last year) can do so ruthlessly without being in the middle of the freeride party who isn’t quite on that level all together.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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