Move over, boys, the 12th annual Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is rocking the Oceanside Pier on July 27-29.
The Supergirl Pro is a free, family-friendly event that includes the largest female surf competition in the world and a festival centered around female empowerment. It's also the only World Surf League 6-star event in the U.S., and it offers valuable points for surfers to qualify into the Women’s Championship Tour in 2019.
Surf superstars set to compete are six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore, three-time world champion Carissa Moore, No. 1 ranked Lakey Peterson, Alana Blanchard, Sage Erickson, Malia Manuel, Caroline Marks, Johanne Defay, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Coco Ho, '17 champ Courtney Conlogue, and more.
Of course, we're also very interested in the music portion of the event, too: This year, its Nissan Concert Series expands to more than 20 free shows, all taking place throughout the event, with great national -- as well as local -- acts tapped to perform.
Pop superstar Madison Beer (who we featured on a recent episode of SoundDiego TV), multi-platinum singer/songwriter Cody Simpson, top-selling U.K. rock-pop band the Vamps, Drake Bell (of Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh"), Elle Winter, Megan Nicole, Alex Aiono and more are scheduled to headline.
Some of our favorite local acts are in on the action, too: Singer/songwriter Tolan Shaw, power pop band Mittens (watch their SoundDiego TV Spotlight segment here), psych-rock jam-band Stephanie brown & the Surrealistics, blues-rock powerhouse Sarah Rogo (read her SoundDiego interview here), alt-country/rockers Steal Away, and others are set to play.
According to a recent press release, additional entertainment at the fest "includes an all-female DJ contest featuring Radio Disney's DJ Lela B, a 'Curb Queens' women's street skateboarding competition, Reebok fitness classes with fitness guru Ashley Horner, a female empowerment panel -- including four-time U.S. Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis; the first female fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt; and eSports star Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey -- autographs from the pros, hair styling by Paul Mitchell, a Celebrity Surf Invitational" and more.
The various concerts run from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, July 27; 11:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 28; and noon-5:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 29.
For the full schedule and more information, visit the festival's official website.