This is it . . . Wavecrest, the granddaddy of all woodie meets, held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September. At Moonlight Beach at the end of Encinitas Blvd in Encinitas, California, you will experience the longest running and largest gathering of woodies in the world.
Woodies begin arriving in the wee hours and by 8:00 am there are around 300 woodies of every size, shape, description on display. Throughout the day there is Hawaiian and surf music performed live, along with fabulous raffle prizes and awards for the best of the best. Wavecrest merchandise and food will be available at the event.
On the Thursday before the meet, the Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights sponsored by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association, kicks off the Wavecrest weekend activities. This gathering of vintage hot rods and about 80 woodies takes place on historic Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas between D & J streets. Early arrivals from out of town join local woodie owners to begin the Wavecrest experience in an old fashioned cruise night atmosphere. There will be live music and awards, so don’t miss it.
To wrap up your Wavecrest experience, join 80-90 woodies on a cruise from Encinitas to Oceanside and back on the historic Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 101). The cruise (approx. 25 miles) will begin at the Encinitas City Hall at 8:00 am and proceed north to the Oceanside Harbor with a photo-op stop on the beach below the Oceanside Pier. If you didn’t bring your woodie to the event, you can still join the fun by hitching a ride on the cruise.
Merchant Opportunity to Partner with the Biggest Woodie Festival in the Nation
The Wavecrest Woodie Meet Committee (Wavecrest) is partnering with DEMA in an effort generate increased traffic and sales for participating DEMA merchants. Here are the highlights of the plans to date: