Surf Rodeo: there's free beer out in the line-up

The Surf Rodeo 2014 promises a one-of-a-kind surf competition with bands, beer gardens, bikini cowgirls, a bucking bull, and yellow Volkswagen vans, between 12th-13th July, in Ventura, California.

In the land of Dane Reynolds, the surf freestyler runs the show. He will be shaping two replica surfboards that will be used in the Surf Rodeo, and then auctioned off.

The event created by JD Drury aims to bring the highly competitive, cut-throat, solemn atmosphere of today's surf competitions back to its relaxed roots, where fun always comes first.

There will be surf cowboys everywhere near Pierpont Beach, in the City of Ventura. Expect eccentric surf contests, street fair with dozens of vendors, beach bucking bull rides, kid's corral, and live music.

The 7th Surf Rodeo will also incorporate live auctions and raffles with proceeds donated to the "Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Ventura", "The Girls Empowerment Workshop", and "A Walk on Water".

This year's prizes include a fully restored 1977, two-toned white and yellow Volkswagen Van, brought back to life by the helping hands of local community businesses.