4th annual Iron Mike Festival

The 4th annual Iron Mike Festival, sponsored by the City of Solana Beach, the Solana Beach Lifeguard Association, Rerip, and the Mike McKay Memorial Foundation, was held Aug. 21 at Fletcher Cove Beach Park in Solana Beach.

The festival included water events, Firewire surfboard demos, Grom-o-Roma Surf Contest, live music by HighMinded and Limpet, Rerip Board Swap, Lost Abbey Beer Garden, Surfboard Art Auction, raffle and vendor booths, massage by Grace Peterson Massage and Bodyworks, dunk tank and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mike McKay Memorial Foundation, a scholarship fund designated for outdoor, life-saving endeavors which help celebrate and honor Mike McKay – the young lifeguard who passed away in a tragic ski accident before his time. The goal is to keep Mike’s good vibe strong within the local community. Visit

Photos by Jon Clark.