Friday, April 25, 2008

Dates set for Doheny Menehune Surf Championships

Doheny Longboard Surfing Association selects date for 12th Annual Menehune Surf Championships at Doheny State Beach

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association (DLSA) will be holding its 12th Annual Menehune Contest on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. The contest begins promptly at 7 AM PDT and is open to boys and girls of all ages with divisions for 8 and under on up to 17 years of age. Hundreds of young competitors are expected to participate in addition to the many spectators that will line the famed Doheny State Park beach front. Applications and additional information can be picked up at local surf shops throughout Orange County, California or downloaded from the Association’s website at:

"The annual Menehune contest provides the perfect venue for kids that would like to get involved in some friendly surfing competition in a “no pressure” arena. The fun and energy that the kids bring to the beach is contagious”, said Jack Sutter, president of the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association.

Proceeds from the contest help fund several of the organization's ongoing charity outreach programs including the Ronald McDonald House and the local Doheny State Park Interpretive Center.

The program has a long history of supporting charities, while also providing a fun-filled day at the beach for participants and observers alike. The event will feature auctions, raffles and music throughout the day with an awards ceremony following the end of the competition. Jack Sutter further states, “At its core, surfing is all about having fun. Through events like this, we hope that kids will cherish their time spent on the beach with their fellow surfing friends and families.”

The program starts 7 AM sharp Saturday morning. Surfers will compete in 15 minute heats with scoring based on a 10-point system that integrates wave selection, length of ride, surfing moves and style. Judges are all Doheny Longboard members who have a long history of working within this type of scoring system.

For more information and to find out how you can be involved as either a surfing Menehune or as a volunteer, please email, fax (949) 581-1158 or call (949) 581-9740 the event chairperson.

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association is an organization comprised of individuals dedicated to the enjoyment of board surfing in a clean and natural environment. In relation to that philosophy, the DLSA will act as a support group to other organizations with similar views and objectives.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

RIP Woody Brown

Woody Brown : photo courtesy David L. Brown

Passages in time

Famed big wave surfer Woody Brown dies at 96

Woody Brown : photo courtesy David L. Brown

Woody Brown talking on the porch in 1994 : photo courtesy Miya/

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Somewhere South

Wednesday, April 02, 2008