To be held at Jimmy’s On The Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd., the 2019 La Izquierda is an annual surf and music festival dedicated to enriching and uniting communities of Galveston, the Gulf Coast and beyond through a good old fashioned surf competition and fundraiser for the Surfrider Foundation’s Galveston Chapter.
The main event is the Surf Contest, which is a classic longboard showdown at a classic Galveston surf spot, the old 91st Street Pier. There is a $35 entry fee to compete, $10 for Groms (12 & under), and includes t-shirt, commemorative La Izquierda beer glass, and 12 beer tickets. There is an additional $30 fee to enter Open Division. The Surf Competition starts at 10am.
Local and touring bands and artists come from near and far to celebrate surf culture and the preservation of our natural waters and beach habitat with groovy tunes. Featured this year will be Los Skarnales, Robert Kuhn, Dem, Let Me Remember, India Tigers in Texas, Indaskies, Arthur Yoria, Let Me Remember, New Mexico Playboys, and more. Music will be going on all day.
Local breweries offer their craft brews to the cause and will compete for the most beers sold. The Craft Beer Tasting will be 12 noon-4pm. There will also be a fun Night Surf event starting at 9pm.
La Izquierda is open to the public and free to attend.
Come be a part of this unique Galveston event! Vendor spots are available. For more info go to laizquierdafest.com.