This fall, Allen Sanford — co-founder of the BeachLife [music and lifestyle] Festival — will open a 50-seat “surfer fish house” eatery called BeachLife Chophouse on Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Sanford will also open a larger restaurant, the California Surf Club, in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor before BeachLife Festival’s 2024 event kicks off.
While Sanford is hoping to open the Chophouse as soon as possible, he’s aware of impending delays and the likelihood that the restaurant’s debut could potentially be pushed back.
“We’re pushing for it being open for the Ranch — [BeachLife’s September festival featuring Jack Johnson and the Doobie Brothers],” Sanford told Daily Breeze, “but depending on city and health approvals, those are things we can’t really control.”
The first floor of the BeachLife Chophouse will be inspired by Redondo Beach staple Chart House, while the second floor will be dedicated to a surf shop-general store combo featuring a fire-lit deck and patio.
Regarding the burgeoning festival, Sanford tells SPIN, “The vibe of the fest is to get as close to what we do every weekend, which is hanging out with our friends on the beach, and the music I curate is a reflection of what we’d be listening to.”
Additional performers for September’s showcase include Shakey Graves, Shooter Jennings’ Revival, and Brad Paisley, amongst many more.