Earth and Surf Fest is Gearing Up for Good Time

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Get ready for ONE awesome day of FUN for the entire family at the Tenth Annual Earth and Surf Fest on Saturday, July 9th in North Topsail Beach.

This rad waste-free eco awareness event showcases many of the splendors that there is to enjoy in our coastal community environment.

Things get kicked off at 7am with registration for the Fun, Sun, and 5K Run on the beach, a one mile fun run, and the On Shore Surf Shop surf contest.

A free beach yoga session is offered by Keep Onslow Beautiful Committee member and certified yoga instructor, Christina Lewis, at 10am.  Bring a mat or towel and get ready to sweat and breathe in the sweet salty ocean air.  Don’t forget your refillable/reusable water bottle.  Refilling stations will be located at the event.

Live music begins in the morning and continues throughout the day.  We will also have a live broadcast with fav local DJ, Vaughn, from the morning show at Modern Rock 98.7/.

Local musician, artist, and long time beach sweeper, Justina will get things started with an acoustic solo act at the bathhouse stage area.  Headliners are local surf music jam rockers, Arise Awake who will get us through the mid day.

Later that afternoon, you get the chance to show your talents with a 2 hour open mic gig hosted by Wes Rider.  Be sure to bring a guitar, drums, or whatever you need to showcase your talents. Open mic jam session begins at 3pm and there will be a sign up form available at the bathhouse stage area starting at 2:30pm.

A traditional beach cleanup will be held throughout the day with the crew at the Plastic Ocean Project.  Prizes will be given, you can learn how to participate in a fun citizen science program, and you also have the chance to earn SAT credit hours (for high school volunteers).

This is a waste-free event so place make sure to carpool, bring your own reusable water bottle, and use the recycle and compost bins properly. Pack in and pack out any waste you bring that is not compostable or recyclable, please. There will be a healthy and waste-free food truck on site for all your munching needs throughout the day.

Healthy and eco friendly vendors and environmental education booths include:  Keep Onslow Beautiful, Plastic Ocean Project, Spring Locker, White Oak New River Association, NC Coastal Federation, Onslow Co Museum, NC CMAST and NC Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, Arbonne, Your Bottle Means Jobs, Sonoco Recycling, Loggerhead Designs, Oceana, Going Green, Beauty Counter, On Shore Surf Shop,Forkful Food Truck, Sparkling ICE, and more…

Thank you so much to our sponsors: KIXX Outfitters, On Shore Surf Shop, Only in Onslow, Sonoco Recycling, Spring Locker, Sparkling ICE, Keep Onslow Beautiful, Onslow County Solid Waste Department, Onslow County Parks and Recreation, Nixon, Dragon, Loggerhead Designs, Hyperflex Wetsuits, …lost, Global Surf Industries, Savage Surfboards, Sanuk, Prolite, Go Pro, Clean Energy Events, and Sun Bum.

Be sure to check out http://www.earthandsurffest.com for registration, location with a map, and event info.

 

 

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