A FEST ON LAND & SEA
Sea.Hear.Now is more than just a music festival. In addition to an incredible lineup of talented bands, surf enthusiasts and music-lovers alike will enjoy live surfer expression sessions with pro surfers, board shaping demos, and more. Take a look below to learn more about what’s happening on the beach!
In celebration of the long standing surf culture at the Jersey Shore, 20 of the best surfers will get as radical as they can during our “Expression Session” heats held on the water between the Surf Stage and Sand Stage each day.
Each surfer will be grouped into a heat and have 30 mins to show off their best moves all in the name of creativity and fun. From big airs to power carves to grace on the water, style and expression is the name of the game!
2:30 – 3:00 PM Men Expression Session Heat 1
3:00 – 3:30 PM Men Expression Session Heat 2
3:30 – 4:00 PM Men Expression Session Heat 3
4:00 – 4:45 PM Women Expression Session
4:45 – 5:15 PM Men Expression Session Final
*Due to tides and surf conditions, these times may change slightly
Surfboard making is an art form and Sea.Hear.Now has gathered some of the best shapers on the East Coast, if not the world. Our “Shaper’s Alley” will be a living, breathing, workshop where the hand-picked craftsmen will make wave riding tools spanning the generations, from boards made of wood to today’s cutting edge technology.
This year’s featuring shapers are: Ricky Carroll, John Oppilto, Greg Malega, Josh Peterson, Charles Mencel and Tony Palaia.
Operation Beachhead provides year-round sports activities for Veterans, Active Duty Troops, and individuals with special needs. Come cheer on participants each morning of the festival as they ride waves with an all-star staff featuring some of the best wave riders on the East Coast. Adaptive surf sessions will take place 8 blocks south of convention hall at a break called the 1st Avenue Beach from 8am-11am daily.Visit Website