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10th Annual Harvest Festival Oct 1st

Big Wave’s 10th Annual Harvest Festival


Join us as we celebrate this milestone, our 10th annual Harvest Festival!


You’re invited to a fun-filled autumn celebration with

friends, family and supporters of the Big Wave Project!


There will be fun for all ages, including pumpkin decorating, flower arranging, water balloon toss, pie-eating contest, an old-fashioned cake walk, silent auction, raffle, cork pull, live music, dancing and much more! Plus for the first time we will have an on-line auction (see details on next page). Visit the Big Wave Farm where you can meet the chickens and check out what’s growing! Don’t forget to purchase the perfect Halloween pumpkin from Big Wave’s bountiful pumpkin harvest!


When: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00-3:00pm (note new time).

Where: Big Wave property in Princeton-by-the-Sea

(near 335 Airport Street). See below for map and directions.

Questions: Contact Kim at

or call (415)-517-9447.


Event Details and Announcements


Dance the day away to the sounds of The Back Pages, an awesome 60’s rock and roll cover band!



We have some wonderful items for this year’s auction, including gift certificates to local hotels, businesses & restaurants, hand-made jewelry, golf, artwork, wine, Disneyland tickets, themed baskets, and so much more!

New feature for 2016…..we have included an online component to our auction, which will be active

September 1st through September 27th. Most of the items online will not also be available at the Harvest Festival, but there may be a few which will carry over. Please visit our auction site at:          




Every year the potluck gets more and more amazing! Do you have a favorite family dish? Please bring it to share. Last name A-M, please bring a side (ex. rice dish, raw or steamed veggies, cut fruit) and N-Z, a salad (ex. potato, leafy greens, fruit). Consider bringing something gluten free as there will be a separate table for gluten free dishes. No chips or bread, please!

Big Wave will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings, plus home-made carne asada, and pumpkin pie for dessert!



Bring a creative, homemade cake for the Cake Walk. Everyone can participate, fun for all ages!


NO DOGS, PLEASE!! (Except service dogs)


Donations can be sent to PO Box 1901, El Granada, CA 94018 or via PayPal on Big Wave’s web page (


The Harvest Festival will be held on the Big Wave property, at 335 Airport Street in

Princeton-by-the-Sea, California.

From the North (San Francisco)

  1. Head south on Highway 1
  2. Turn right onto Capistrano Road (at the traffic light). You will pass the Oceano Hotel and the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company on your right.
  3. Turn left onto Prospect Way (you will see Mezza Luna on the corner).
  1. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Broadway. Broadway will turn into California Avenue and then into Cornell Avenue.
  2. Turn right onto Airport Street at the stop sign. 
  3. The Big Wave Harvest Fest will be on your left in 200 feet (immediately past the first warehouse at 333 Airport Street)

From the South Bay or the Peninsula

  1. Head west on Highway 92
  2. Go north on Highway 1 (take a right turn onto Highway 1 from Highway 92) for approximately 4 miles.
  3. Turn left onto Capistrano Road (at the traffic light). You will pass Oceano and the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company on your right. 
  4. Follow above directions from #3 on.

NOTE: If you choose to use MapQuest directions or a GPS, type in “335 Airport Street, Princeton by the Sea, CA” as the destination address. MapQuest will likely change the city name to Half Moon Bay, but don’t worry, it will take you to the right place! Ample parking will be available at the site. Remember to dress in layers, it can be chilly on the Coast!

Farm Day 10/24 Pictures

Farm Day was a flurry of activity: A group of interesting, energetic and goal-oriented young people volunteered from Tech Soup and Terry’s Pioneer Group also made it out. We completed our entire task list and also enjoyed playing games, listening to music and hanging out. Thanks for joining us!


Disney Social Club

Upcoming local community event at the Half Moon Bay public library:

Disney Social Club 

Enjoy activities, games and refreshements with adults who have an interest in Dinsey movies and characters. 


For more information, open the link below to view the flyer. 

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Support for Families: Access to Adventure

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities & San Francisco Recreation and Parks present:
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Festival of arts & recreation for kids with disabilities or special health care needs

Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park

Join us to experience & explore:
music  arts  sports • live entertainment  and other fun activities!

Plus, special appearance by a few awesome Super Heroes……come out to Access to Adventure to find out who they are!

FREE (Suggested donation $5/person)

Call 415-920-5040 to register

Bring a picnic lunch or spending money for lunch; we’ll provide beverages, snacks, and desserts.

English Flyer [pdf]  Spanish Flyer [pdf]  Chinese Flyer [pdf]

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Live entertainment by:

Addie singing

Addie & The Subtrax

Heart melting yet rejuvenating, plucky yet ephemeral, Addie Liechty and her band of six combine folk, blues and bluegrass influences to create a show that engages the audience to clap, sway, and often ruminate over the honest and exposed lyrics. They combine guitar, fiddle, banjo, upright bass, light percussion and thickly layered harmonic vocals to create a sound all their own that never fails to charm the audience into willful submission and to feel like their heart strings have been pleasantly tugged.

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Steppin’ Out Dancers

Founded by Angela Dorantes and Avilee Goodwin, Steppin’ Out Dance Studio began in 1995,  evolving out of the historic Betty May Dance Studios. “Throughout our history we have strived to offer the young people of the neighborhood a place to learn dance techniques, improve grace, poise, self-esteem, and gain performing experience without a competitive atmosphere. We give children and young adults an outlet to express themselves freely through dance.”


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Seconds on End

Proud to flaunt their Golden State roots, Seconds On End follow in the footsteps of all the great California rock groups gone by. Fusing elements from varying genres, 60’s psychedelic rock to funk, reggae and everything in between, they create a sound that is wholly their own. SOE have been wowing crowds in Norcal and beyond with their organic, groove-oriented jams



Confirmed activities (as of 4/17):

exhibitors playing with kids in variety of activities

Win Raffle Prizes!

Purchase raffle tickets at the event to win some great prizes! Tickets are: $5 each, or 5 for $20 (Cash, Checks or Credit Card accepted.)

Some of the prizes include:

  • SF Giants Fan Pack: Include SF Giants baseball cap, replica ring, autographed baseball, t-shirts, and more… 
  • Golden State Warriors Fan Pack: Include Warrior t-shirt, beanie, lanyard, drawstring pack, and more…
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum Family Visit Pass: Admission pass for up to 5 kids or adults
  • iTunes Gift Card
  • …& More!

All proceeds benefit Support for Families.

Drawings will take place throughout the event from 12-3pm. You must be present to win.

Beau’s Game Time Report

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Beau’s Game Time Report:

-April 14, 2015


Upcoming Game:

Half Moon Bay Big Wave vs.

San Francisco Giants

Sunday, April 19th – 2:00pm

Smith Field – Half Moon Bay

Beau’s Recap from last week’s thriller in Foster City:

A glorious Sunday afternoon at Sea Cloud Park in Foster City. A tremendous crowd of buddies and volunteers out on the field helping the Big Wave and the Mariners. A special shout out to the boys from Serra High School who came out in large numbers to play baseball! Thank you guys!

Also, Beau would like to recognize DJ, a Little Leaguer from San Carlos who not only came out to play with the Challenger teams and did a fantastic job, but also donated his baseball bat to the team! Well done DJ!!

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Player highlights from last week’s game:

Stephanie – as always, a strong lead-off hitter

Harrison – excellent job of hitting

Ryan – way to go Ryan with a strong hit to left field!

Kendra – great job at the plate and a wonderful smile to the crowd!

Patrick – always strong at the plate and good plays at third

Eric – happy to see you on the field and great job of hitting

Stephen – excellent job with hitting and hustle on the bases

Ben – wonderful to see Ben playing with Big Wave, we have missed you!

Thea – great plays at first and good hitting at the plate

Mike – great hitting and base running!!

Liz – consistent hitter, great team player

Cassie – wonderful job as the clean-up batter and behind the plate as catcher

Play on Big Wave !! -Beau








San Mateo County Planning Commission Hearing Results

Dear friends, supporters and community members,

Last Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the Big Wave Project had a public hearing with the San Mateo County Planning Commission about our request for permits for the North Project Alternative Plan.

The NPA Plan puts all buildings on the larger Northern parcel leaving the Southern parcel for wetland restoration, public parking for coastal access and a boat storage lot.  The Northern parcel would hold the Wellness Center, independent dwellings for adults with disabilities and office space for businesses.  (If you would like to learn more about the NPA, click here. )

After a five hour session of staff reports and public input, the commissioners approved the project’s request for permits, 4 to 1.  (If you would like to read the handouts that were distributed during the hearing, please click here to access the PDF files. ) We still need to wait the allowed 10 days for appeals before we are given our permits. 

Big Wave has been fighting to become a reality for 12 years. Big Wave supporters have attended 27 hearings to help the project pass. We are almost there!  Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and motivational chants to help us get to where we want to be!  Your support helped make this project a reality.

Thank you!!

The Big Wave Team 


Listen to the commissioners vote 4 to 1 and experience the big cheer that went up after the congratulations! Click here for the short, amateur video. 

Big Wave Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement

Big Wave has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

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Goal: $500

Use: Cover 1 year of chicken expenses at the farm. 


Why Donate?  

1.) the individuals with developmental disabilities participate in the responsibilities and practice skills to take care of the chickens. 

2.) The chickens eat insects and weeds that can be harmful to the growth of the farm produce.

3.) Holding and petting the chickens is therapy for the social and emotional health of humans. 

4.) Chicken poop provides nutrient rich compost for farm soil. 

5.) Eggs are sold to create income for the farm. 


 Donate now at for a secure browser or send a check to: P.O. Box 1901, El Granada, CA 94018.

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Farm Day: November

Hello farmers and volunteers!!

It’s that time of the month again: farm day!

When: Saturday, Nov 8th, 10- 1pm 

Where: 333 N. Airport St, HMB



1. Transplant strawberries

2. Stir compost

3. Weeding ad tidying


Enjoy meeting new and old friends, say hello to the chickens and enjoy a lunch.

Suggested $5 donation for lunch. 

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8th Annual Harvest Festival 2014

You are invited to 

Big Wave’s 8th Annual Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, Oct 11th, 1-5 pm

Where: Big Wave property, just North of 333 Airport St, Princeton by the Sea

  • Meet and connect with family and friends
  • Enjoy family-friendly activities including dancing and games
  • the price is right… free!
  • learn how to support Big Wave in more meaningful ways

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Do you have a favorite family dish?  Please bring it to share at our pot luck.

Last name A-M, please bring a side (rice, raw/steamed veggies, cut fruit)

Last name N-Z, a salad (potato, leafy greens, fruit.)


No chips or bread, please!



Tie on your dancing shoes and get ready to dance all afternoon to Extra Large, an upbeat, positive, original, high energy, dance band from Santa Cruz


Auction and Activities

We have new and exciting items in this year’s auction… Disneyland tickets, local eateries, classy San Francisco restaurants, museums, and more!

Also indulge in subscribing for farm fresh produce delivery, four weekly deliveries of a dozen eggs, and raised planter beds for your garden!

Activities for all include but are not limited to: decorating pumpkins, dancing, cake walk, cork pull, face painting, tug-of-war, pie eating contest, hula hoop contests. 

**Please bring a cake to give away at the cake walk. **

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