For a double-header beach treat in the Malibu and Trancas areas this Sunday, pack your beach gear and hop in the car.
The Malibu World Cup Ocean Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zuma Beach, 10 miles west of Malibu; and the 16th annual Malibu Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Malibu Civic Center, are free.
Experience suggests an early start. The Ocean Festival, a premiere sports competition for athletes and lifeguards, was attended by more than 20,000 last year.
Olympians, national champions and all-Americans will compete in an Amateur Athletic Union Masters swim, a three-lap dory race, and relay races. A sand-castle-building contest will be judged at 1 p.m. Beach concession stands sell picnic food.