SURF CITY BLITZ Reveals Band Performance Times, Motorcycle Event Times, Onsite Activities & More

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 1:57 PM

October 27 & 28th At Huntington State Beach In Orange County, CA

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Surf City Blitz takes over Huntington State Beach this weekend, bringing together one of the greatest punk rock lineups in the history of Southern California with Roland Sands Presents The Moto Beach Classic's world-class motorcycle racing. This brand new, all ages event takes place on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at Huntington State Beach as part of the SeaLegs Live Event Series, and will feature an all-star lineup of punk rock legends including THE OFFSPRING, SOCIAL DISTORTION, PENNYWISE, RANCID, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, BAD RELIGION, and many more, performing on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in picturesque Orange County, California.

“We are incredibly proud of this groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind event,” explains John Reese, Surf City Blitz producer and President of Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. “We’re doing something completely new with Surf City Blitz. We have the greatest punk rock lineup ever assembled in Orange County, combined with the mind-blowing excitement of the Moto Beach Classic, right on the sand at the world famous Huntington State Beach. We’re looking forward to making this one of the biggest annual events in SoCal. We’d like to thank California State Parks for hosting this festival at one of the most majestic locations in California.”

The music performance times for Surf City Blitz are as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, October 27

  • 7:45 p.m. - The Offspring
  • 6:25 p.m. - Pennywise
  • 5:15 p.m. - Suicidal Tendencies
  • 4:15 p.m. - FEAR
  • 3:20 p.m. - T.S.O.L.
  • 2:30 p.m. - Mad Caddies
  • 1:40 p.m. - Voodoo Glow Skulls
  • 12:50 p.m. - Sharp Shock
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lost In Atlantis
Sunday, October 28
  • 7:40 p.m. - Social Distortion
  • 6:10 p.m. - Rancid
  • 4:55 p.m. - Bad Religion
  • 3:50 p.m. - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • 2:50 p.m. - The Interrupters
  • 1:55 p.m. - The Wrecks
  • 1:00 p.m. - Aaron Lee Tasjan
  • 12:20 p.m. - 2nd Rate Kings
Additionally, the second annual Moto Beach Classic combines Super Hooligan street bike flat track racing, drag and mini bike racing, art, custom motorcycles and, of course, the love of two wheels. The event will feature a dirt track on the sand for the first time ever and two days of Super Hooligan flat track racing.

Times for the Moto Beach Classic events are as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, October 27

  • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Kookbox Surf Contest (on the beach)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - WCBR Surf Contest (on the beach)
  • 12:00 p.m. - Super Hooligan Qualifying
  • 1:20 p.m. - Support Class Qualifying
  • 3:25 p.m. - Support Class Main Event Race
  • 3:55 p.m. - Indian’s Super Hooligan Race Race Heats
  • 4:55 p.m. - Kids STACYC Exhibition Race by Dunlop
  • 5:05 p.m. - Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash
  • 5:10 p.m. - WCBR Surf & Turf Moto
  • 6:00 p.m. - Super Hooligan Main Races
  • 7:15 p.m. - Super Hooligan Main Stage Awards
Sunday, October 28
  • 3:25 p.m. - Support Class Main Event Race
  • 4:30 p.m. - Indian’s Super Hooligan Race Race Heats
  • 5:45 p.m. - Super Hooligan Dunlop Dash for Cash
  • 5:50 p.m. - Super Hooligan Last Chance Qualifier
  • 6:00 p.m. - Super Hooligan Main Event
  • 7:10 p.m. - Super Hooligan Main Stage Awards
Doors open at 12:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to fantastic music sets and thrilling motorcycle events, Surf City Blitz will offer beach games and activities, photo opps, great food (with vegan options), craft beer and cocktails, and more. Some activities include:

SPY Optics: The team from SPY will be “stoking out” attendees with games, swag, and an opportunity to win a massive shopping spree, as well as showcasing their line of polarized and contrast enhancing sunglasses all weekend long.

Cupcake Wines: Cupcake Vineyards is excited to be the official wine sponsor of Surf City Blitz. Go see them at their Cupcake tent, where they'll have Cupcake swag and a Cupcake Photo Booth for you to snap a pic with your friends. Cupcake wines will be available for purchase at all beverage locations, featuring their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and their NEW Rosé.

Sailor Jerry: Stop by the Sailor Jerry garage, grab a cocktail and toast to another American Icon, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, Godfather of the old school tattoo!

Lisa Johnson's Goldmine Garage: This area will feature a photo exhibition with a collection of images pulled from the vaults of SoCal music photographers Lisa Johnson, John Gilhooley, Rob Wallace, Madison Stern, Jason Cardwell and KRK Dominguez, plus featured art on display from RANCID's Tim Armstrong. Progamme Skate will be on hand to host signings all weekend, including PENNYWISE frontman Jim Lindberg who will stop by at 4:45pm on Saturday to sign copies of his book Punk Rock Dad, and VOODOO GLOW SKULLS will be signing after their set on Saturday. Author and T.S.O.L. frontman Jack Grisham will be signing his books all weekend at his Jack Is In zone, DJ Shiragirl will be spinning the ultimate Surf City Blitz Mixtape, plus OC street photographer James Bennett doing roaming portraits, and finally, Rock & Sock with vintage vinyl, and more.

A limited number of General Admission tickets, single day and weekend Moto Pit Pass Upgrades (to accompany a festival ticket), as well as a variety of Surf City Blitz Merch Bundles, are still available for purchase at www.surfcityblitz.com. The following Moto Pit Pass Upgrades are available:

  • Saturday or Sunday Moto Pit Pass Upgrade Ticket: $50 plus fees
  • Weekend Moto Pit Pass Upgrade: $100 plus fees
Access to the Moto Pit includes:
  • Moto Pit Pass Laminate
  • Entrance to the Moto Pit Pass Area with exclusive access to Racing Pits
  • Moto Pit Pass Area includes: guaranteed seating in Moto Pit bleachers at the dirt track, exclusive trackside viewing, designated Moto Pit bar & food (available for purchase), Moto Pit restrooms
Surf City Blitz is produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE).

Surf City Blitz at Huntington State Beach is located at 21601 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, CA, and the festival entrance will be at the corner of Magnolia and Pacific Coast Highway. Limited parking will be available near the festival site. Ride sharing, public transportation and carpooling are encouraged.

Surf City Blitz partners include: 95.5 KLOS FM, Rockstar Energy Drink, Yachak, Cupcake Vineyards, Sailor Jerry, Deep Eddy Vodka, Don Julio, Golden Road Brewing, Stella Artois, Corona, Black Feather Whisky, Health-Ade, Cosmic Fog, Layrite, Dixxon Flannel Co., SPY, Body Glove, Wienerschnitzel, Screaming Images, Musician’s Institute, Gringo Bandito, BMW Motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles, Hurley, Dunlop, Ducati, Motul, Husqvarna, Law Tigers, Kawasaki, West Coast Board Riders, Yamaha, Geico Motorcycle, Super Hooligan, Bell, Motul, K&N, SOKFY, Cycle Zombie and Fast Surfboards.

A portion of Surf City Blitz proceeds will be donated to the Junior Lifeguard Program and the Living the Dream Foundation. LTD Foundation bridges together the music industry with fans who are fighting terminal illnesses by giving them All Access VIP experiences backstage with their favorite bands and artists. For more information, visit: www.ltdfoundation.org.

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