If your surfing career was ignominious and short­—really short, as in getting up on a board, face-planting off the other side, deciding “Screw this” and going back to the beach bar where your friends were on the floor in hysterics—today offers opportunities to salve the ego. You can stroll nonchalantly around the Surf-a-Rama expo in Dana Point, wearing your Jack’s Surfboards T-shirt (we know you own one), calling people “Dude,” while enjoying live bands, Hawaiian dancers, vintage woodie car and surfboard shows, and a Hobie Cat display. Did we mention it’s free entry? And there are more than 40 vendors offering surfy stuff. At the same time, you can catch the all-ages Dewey Weber Longboard Classic, featuring such notable and rising locals as Darren Eudaly of Laguna Beach, Dana Point’s Tyler “Pickle” Warren, Anneke Barrie of San Clemente and SJC’s Shane Gadberry, plus out-of-towners from as far away as Florida and Japan. (Yeah, coulda been you, dude.) Proceeds will help renovate the beach visitor center and aquarium.

Sun., June 14, 8 a.m., 2009

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