Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park? click here for details

Can I take the train to the event? click here for details

Is there an entry fee to the event? No, admission is FREE

How can I become a sponsor? click here for details or contact Peggy Vance

How do I volunteer? click here for details

Where can I purchase merchandise?
click here for pre-event sales information

Who do I contact to participate in the Ocean Art Show? Rachelle Liberty

Who do I contact for athletic event questions?  Race Director, Barrett Tester

Who do I contact for Grom & SUP event questions? Surf Director, Jack Sutter

Do athletic registration sell-out or can I just register the day of the event?  Stand-Up Paddleboard Championships, Groms Rule and Dolphin Dash have limited space, so we recommend registering ahead.  Other competitions should have space available the day of the event, but we do suggest registering ahead.

What kind of activities are there for children? click here for details

Where do I go to get Results after the event?  Results will be posted on the Ocean Festival website for Fishing Derby, Groms Surf, , Sand Sculpting, and Stand-Up Paddleboard Championships immediately following the event.

Where is the Woody Car Exhibit? 15 different cars will be displayed on San Clemente Pier each day from apx 8:45am - 2:30pm

What band is playing on Saturday night, and when? Click here for details .

Is there food available?  Yes, food booths on the beach, plus Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar and the Snack Shack.  Plus each morning there will be a Pancake Breakfast prepared by the San Clemente Lifeguards 

Is alcohol sold at the event?  Alcohol is not permitted on the beach. 

Where to stay?  Holiday Inn Express is a sponsor for the San Clemente Ocean Festival, and there are a number of other hotels close by. 

What are the hours of the event?  click here for details
What's the difference between Saturday's and Sunday's activities? click here for details

Does the San Clemente Ocean Festival benefit the local community?  Yes, the San Clemente Ocean Festival is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization that provides community support through donations to local organizations in need, and scholarships to local college-bound students.

Can anyone participate in the athletic events?  Yes, there are different categories for each event.  Please check out the specific event page, under Events & Registration, for more specific information.  

What do I do if I lost something while at the event?  Contact Marine Safety Headquarters - 949-361-8219

Do I have to be present to win a prize in the Great Rubber Duck Race?  You do not need to be present to win.  Certificates will be mailed out immediately following the event.  All prizes must be claimed within 30 days after the event.

How do I know if I have a winning 'duck'?  Winners will be posted on our website following the event, and for a limited time at Fisherman's Restaurant.  Top winners will be posted in local papers
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Can I bring my dog?  Sorry, dogs are not permitted on the beach.