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Wavecrest 2019 Information
Wavecrest is the largest of all woodie meets. It is held each year in Encinitas, California. In 2019, the Wavecrest Woodie Meet will be held on:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
No advance registration or fee is required.
Thursday Evening, September 19 at 5:30- 7:30pm
Encinitas Classic Cars, Encinitas
This event, sponsored by the Downtown Encinitas Merchants Association, kicks off the Wavecrest weekend activities. This gathering of vintage hot rods and about 80 woodies takes place on historic Highway 101 in Encinitas, CA between D & I streets. Early arrivals from out of town join local woodie owners to begin the Wavecrest experience in an old fashioned cruise night atmosphere. There will be live music and awards, so don’t miss it.
Friday, September 20 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Welcome to Wavecrest Party
The Welcome to Wavecrest Party is held at the pool and cabana area at the Best Western Inn & Suites (Host Hotel) on Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas. This is a great opportunity to get the best selection of Wavecrest merchandise while enjoying some light refreshments and visiting with woodie friends from all over the country.
Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is it …… Wavecrest, the granddaddy of all woodie meets. At Moonlight Beach at the end of Encinitas Blvd in Encinitas, CA. You will experience the longest running and largest gathering of woodies in the world. Woodies begin arriving in the wee hours and by 8:00 am there are around 200 woodies of every size, shape, description on display. Throughout the day there is Hawaiian and surf music performed live, along with fabulous prizes and awards for the best of the best. Wavecrest merchandise and food will be available at the event.
Saturday, September 21 at 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Wavecrest Dinner, Raffle, and Auction
The post Wavecrest evening activities begin withbeverages in the pool/cabana area at the Host Hotel followed by a catered buffet dinner. After dinner there will be a raffle/auction which will be limited to high-end woodie items.
Sunday, September 22 at 8:00 – 10:00 am
Wavecrest Sunday Woodie Cruise
To wrap up your Wavecrest experience, join 30-40 woodies on a cruise from Encinitas to Oceanside and back on the historic Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 101). The cruise (approx. 25 miles roundtrip) will begin at the Encinitas Civic Center parking lot at 8:00 am and proceed north to the Oceanside Harbor with a photo-op stop on the beach near the Oceanside Pier. If you didn’t bring your woodie to the event, you can still join the fun by hitching a ride on the cruise.
Suggested Accommodations – book early
HOST HOTEL: Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites, 85 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas (760) 942-7455
Ramada - Carlsbad by the Sea - 751 Macadamia Dr., Carlsbad (760) 438-2285 ( Room for trailers!) www.ramdacarlsbadhotel.com
Ocean Inn, 1444 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, (760) 436-1988 www.oceaninnhotel.com
Days Inn, 133 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, (760) 944-0260 (Right below the Host Hotel)
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff by the Sea 1661 Villa Cardiff Dr. (760) 944-0427
Quality Inn, 186 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas (760) 944-0301
Howard Johnson, 607 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas (760) 944-3800 (formally Holiday Inn)
Holiday Inn Express, 621 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach (858) 350-0102
Inns of America, I-5 @ Poinsettia, 755 Raintree Dr, Carlsbad (760) 931-1185
Inns of America Suites, 5010 Avenida Encinas @ Cannon, Carlsbad (760) 929-8200