Did You Say Celebration?


Yes indeed! On June 24, O'Neill Sea Odyssey will celebrate its 100,000th student milestone at Cowell Beach and YOU are invited. We've got a great lineup of fun, family-friendly events scheduled so be sure to register today. It's FREE!

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Beach Cleanup

11:30-1:30 Coordinated by Save Our Shores with support from Dream Inn. All are welcome and encouraged to join the cleanup.

Samba Stilt Circus

1:00-1:30 Performers will welcome attendees as the event kicks off.



1:30-2:30 City of Santa Cruz street dedication of "Jack O'Neill Way" by Mayor David Terrazas and OSO milestone remarks by Executive Director Dan Haifley. Seating for attendees will be provided.


The Wavetones

2:30-4:00 Live music to accompany the beach vibe.

Te Hau Nui

3:00-3:30 Hula and Tahitian dance performance.

Raffle Drawing

3:30 The lucky winner of the 2-hour private sailing charter will be announced. Tickets are available now so get yours today!


In the lot from 1:00-4:00

Food & Treats

Delicious food and drinks provided by Pono Hawaiian Grill, El Buen Taco, Ate3One, and Mission Hill Creamery. Please bring your reusable bottle for filling at the water cooler.

Bike Valet

1:00-4:00 Event attendees are encouraged to use human powered alternative transportation. Bike Santa Cruz County will be on-site to provide FREE, secure valet bike parking for your two wheels.


On the beach from 1:00-4:00


Marine Debris Artwork

Create art using plastic pollution and marine debris.


Face Painting

Ocean themed designs for kids of all ages.

Sand Art

Bill Lewis will create his Santa Cruz Sand art.

Club Ed

Surf lessons and board rentals on Cowell Beach. Reservations requested.


"Photo Booth"

Tell us, "What does the ocean mean to you?"


We hope to see you there!

Adam Steckley