Woodies Meet Highlights
Wavecrest is the world’s largest gathering of wooden bodied automobiles. Once a year, usually on the third Saturday of September, Woodies gather at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas CA (15 miles north of San Diego). 242 Woodies attended Wavecrest in 1998.
From its inception the event has been free to spectators and participants alike. Wavecrest Woodie also naturally draws some of the most outstanding vintage Longboards displayed with the Woodies.
Trophies are presented for Best Wood, Best Sixty Surfer Woodie, Best Town & Country, Best License Plate, Best Hot Rod, Longest Distance Driven, Hard Luck, and People’s Choice.
Since 1990, Wavecrest Woodie has had a commemorative poster that has become a much desired collectable. Older years having risen in value up to 400%. The event has had a T-shirt since 1985 and a coffee cup since 1988. These items are available at the event, by telephone, mail or e-mail through this site.
Participants at Wavecrest Woodie spend the day admiring the wood, swapping stories, surfing and barbecuing. The event begins at 8am and is officially over at 3:00 p.m., but the die-hard Woodie owners hang out at Moonlight Beach until past sunset.