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Wavecrest 2016

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Wavecrest 2016 Information

Wavecrest is the largest of all woodie meets. It is always held on the third Saturday of September each year in Encinitas, California. In 2016, the Wavecrest Woodie Meet will be held on:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

No advance registration or fee is required.

Wavecrest is an extended weekend packed with many activities, outlined below. This year the co-chairs of the event are Scott Melcer and Jim Peevey. Contact is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday Evening, September 15th 5:30- 7:30pm

DEMA Rods and Woodies Nite, 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 16th 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 (hosthotel) 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 17th, 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 300 woodies of every size, shape, description on display. Throughout the day there is Hawaiian and surf music performed live, along with fabulous raffle prizes and awards for the best of the best. Wavecrest merchandise and food will be available at the event.

Saturday, September 17th, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Wavecrest Dinner, Raffle, and Auction

The post Wavecrest evening activities begin with drinks (beer, wine, sodas & water) in the pool/cabana area at the Host Hotel followed by a fabulous buffet dinner. After dinner there will be a raffle/auction which will be limited to high-end woodie items. The evening will end with entertainment in the cabana.

Sunday, September 18th, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Wavecrest Sunday Woodie Cruise

To wrap up your Wavecrest experience, join 80-90 woodies on a cruise from Encinitas to Oceanside and back on the historic Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 101). The cruise (approx. 25 miles) will begin at the TBA at 8:00 am and proceed north to the Oceanside Harbor with a photo-op stop on the beach below 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