24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Wharf | 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come). You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come). – Jan & Dean
Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the original late ’20s to the ’50s, “boring ol’ station wagon.” In the ’60s, the Santa Cruz beach kids realized it’s cheap, roomy and great for hauling surf boards; ergo, an American icon was born.
Explore Northern California’s largest woodie show that features more than 200 stylish, pre-1952 wood-bodied cars.
2018 Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10 am to 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Wharf
Activities throughout the day include music; merchandise sales; raffles for hundreds of prizes including beach bikes and surfboards (90% of raffle proceeds go to worthy charities); not to mention wandering the wharf, checking out all the woodies; and visiting the Wharf merchants and restaurants.
One of the big hits of the day is the surfboard shaping demonstration by famed Hall of Fame shaper Floyd Smith of Gordon & Smith Surfboards; so, be sure to drop by Floyd’s shaping bay to watch him work his magic.
This year, as a special treat, come to the raffle area at around noon to enjoy a Hula show presented by Mehana Thomas’ Hula Troop Kuhai Halau O Mehana Pa ‘Olapa Kahiko.
Dog owners should be aware that dogs are not permitted on the wharf.
The Parade off the Wharf begins promptly at 3:30 pm. This is a highlight of the show both for Woodie owners and for the thousands of people who come to the wharf to see the cars.
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