Billabong’s Cosmic Creek Continues

by The Editors on August 30, 2013

Cosmic Creek

Don’t let all this talk about Billabong being a sunken ship with a brand that is worth zero get in the way of your good time. No. Stop the madness and join Donavon Frankenreiter at the 14th Annual Billabong Cosmic Creek retro surf contest and concert presented by Subaru at Salt Creek on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
For all the official details, follow the jump.

BILLABONG HOSTS 14TH ANNUAL COSMIC CREEK PRESENTED BY SUBARU FEATURING FREE DONAVON FRANKENREITER CONCERT

IRVINE, CA – (August 30, 2013) – California’s famed counterculture surf festival hits Salt Creek on Saturday, September 14, as Billabong hosts the 14th Annual Cosmic Creek Surf Contest presented by Subaru. A classic event with a cult following in South Orange County, the Cosmic Creek is a family-friendly beach happening built around a retro-style surf contest, leading up to a FREE Donavon Frankenreiter concert on the lawn at Salt Creek Beach Park in Dana Point.

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Local Salt Creek legend Donavon Frankenreiter puts a classically thick 1970s surfboard up on a rail at last year’s Cosmic Creek surfing contest. photo: Pat Stacy.

The Cosmic day begins with a fun surf comp that celebrates the groovy and inventive vibe that went along with the boards and styles of the Seventies and Eighties. Competitors will be assigned different classic boards at random and must adapt with each heat. With everything from twin fins to stings to Pipeline pintails underfoot, what these throwback boards may lack in modern-day performance, they make up for in style and inspiration.

Divisions in this year’s Cosmic Creek run the gamut from the “Cosmic Children” group who may be pushed into waves by their parents all the way up to the “Rolling Stones” who must be at least 50 years of age. The list of winners emerging after a fun day in the waves is far beyond most local soul events, featuring names like Rob Machado, Timmy Curran, Chris Ward, Dave Rastovich, Yadin Nichol, Tom Curren and Kelly Slater

The contest is open to the public and runs from 8AM to 4PM on Saturday, September 14th. To enter the event, download an entry form at http://www.billabong.com/cosmiccreek/, and turn in signed entry forms with payment to Killer Dana surf shop. For entry questions call (949) 489-8380.

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After the old-school surfboards are put away, Donavon Frankenreiter will again stoke the crowd at Salt Creek Beach Park with a free concert. photo: Pat Stacy.

Immediately following the Cosmic Creek awards ceremony, Salt Creek legend turned mainstream musical success Donavon Frankenreiter will host a FREE concert on the lawn, adjacent to the contest. Set in the natural amphitheater that is Salt Creek Park and running from 5PM to dusk, the setting encourages attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy Donavon’s soulful tunes while the sun sets over the ocean

COSMIC CREEK SURF CONTEST DIVISIONS
SEPTEMBER 14th 8AM – 4 PM
COSMIC CHILDREN PUSH IN DIVISION * VZ GREMS 16-UNDER * JUNIOR SPACE CADETS 17-24 * ROCKET MEN 25-34 * GROOVE MASTERS 35-49 * ROLLING STONES 50+

FREE DONAVON FRANKENREITER CONCERT
5 P.M., SEPTEMBER 14TH

The Cosmic Creek is made possible by the generous support of Subaru, Sanuk, Von Zipper,
Clif Bar, Clif Kids, Killer Dana, OC Parks and Billabong.

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