Monday, June 29, 2009

Menehunes spotted at Doheny

Menehunes Spotted at Doheny State Beach!
Annual Doheny Longboard Menehune Surf Championships Brings Out The Best In Kids

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association (DLSA) held its13th annual menehune contest this past Saturday at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. The fun filled day long contest showcased exceptional surfing and sportsmanship by every competitor.

“This is a great way to start off our summer at Doheny Beach and the perfect venue for kids to get involved in some friendly surfing competition in a no pressure, have fun arena”. Said Mark Calkins, the DLSA clubs event director.

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.

Calkins added “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 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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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Surfing Heritage Foundations Light Table Series This Friday

June 2009, San Clemente, CA. The Surfing Heritage Foundation will be presenting some of the icons of surf photography in the last of its three-part series of the Light Table Sessions this Friday, June 26. Grant Ellis, photo editor of Surfer magazine, will share some of the images that have earned Surfer the reputation as one of the leading surf magazines worldwide.

Ellis will be sharing an amazing collection of work from over the past 50 years of Surfer magazine’s history. The audience will get to view some of Surfer’s archives showing past images that were on the cutting-edge of surf photography for their time and current photos still renown for their breath-taking imagery around the world.

Steve Pezman, publisher of The Surfers Journal, states, “The photo editors are the generals of this specialized battlefield and in the rare occasion that they consent to put on slide shows, it becomes an unspoken challenge for each to present the most stunning statement possible on the state-of-the-art of surfing and surf photography.”

We will also have the new Surfing Yearbook available for purchase at the special discount price of $50 (includes tax), it normally retails for $65. Two of the book’s contributors, Paul Holmes (author of the Velzy, Bing, and forthcoming Dick Brewer biographies), and PT (former world champ), will be on hand to personalize your copy.

The final Light Table Session series will be held at The Foundation’s cultural heritage facility located at 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672. Show time is 7:30 pm and doors open to the general public at 7:00 pm. Allow time to view our special surf art exhibit. General admission is $15. Proceeds from the evening go to the Surfing Heritage Foundation and their ongoing work of preserving surf culture for the education and appreciation of current and future generations.

Contact the Surfing Heritage Foundation and reserve your seats for this special presentation of Surfer magazine’s Light Table Sessions event. For tickets or more information, call (949) 388-0313 ext: 0 or email

Special thanks to Nike 6.0 for sponsoring this important three series program.

Monday, June 22, 2009

AHOY Board Bags

Just purchased a very cool Board Bag from a company called AHOY!. Perfect construction and a great person to work with named Darrin. Email them ( to place an order. They also have a myspace account.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

North Korea may fire a missile toward Hawaii

Just when the waves were getting good comes this news.....

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.
The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers), would be launched from North Korea's Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast, said the Yomiuri daily, Japan's top-selling newspaper. It cited an analysis by the Japanese Defense Ministry and intelligence gathered by U.S. reconnaissance satellites.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's so HOT!

Monday, June 15, 2009

South Shore

900 AM HST MON JUN 15 2009

900 AM HST MON JUN 15 2009


Surf along south facing shores will be 6 to 9 feet through Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Menehune Surf Championships this June 27 at Doheny

Sign ups can be found at

Friday, June 05, 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dewey Weber Longboard Classic to Feature Competitors from Around the World on June 13th

DANA POINT, Calif., June 02 – A special day of surfing is about to unfold as the annual Dewey Weber Longboard Classic kicks off on Saturday, June 13 at Doheny State Park. The event will celebrate Dewey’s legacy and showcases highly competitive longboard surfing. Surfers from as far away as Japan will be competing at this year’s event. A highlight will be the always fun to watch Mini Grom expression session. Also, this year’s program is part of the Doheny State Beach Surf-A-Rama where the State Park features over 50 surf inspired vendors. Items for sale will include surfboards, books, paintings, jewelry, and classic surf items.
The program kicks off at 6:30 a.m. at Doheny’s infamous Boneyard surfing area. This particular surf spot features both a right and left hand surf break that enables longboarders to really showcase their moves while also providing great spectator viewing. A special Saturday night awards dinner and beach party will be the social highlight of the contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. This evening event under the stars at Doheny will feature raffle drawings and prizes with live music by Jasso and Garcia.

Background. . . A Little Bit of History:
The late 1950s found Dewey Weber christened the first "hot-dogger” of surfing and one of the world's best surfers. Dewey began manufacturing surfboards in the early 1960s and became one of the largest surfboard manufacturers.

Since longboards were the ONLY boards known in the surfing world, Dewey's designs and surfing style were in high demand. This "little man on wheels," with his flamboyant style, had such an impact on surfing that Surfing Magazine proclaimed him the "father of modern surfing." Dewey's surfing style was an impetus to the shorter and lighter boards now seen in the short board market. His manufacturing designs pushed the envelope of surfboard design. In the late 1960s short boards were becoming the "in thing" with the younger crowd and longboarding took a back seat.

In 1981, a growing number of people once again began ordering longboards and, because of his passion for the longboard style and attitude, Dewey decided to reunite the top competitive surfers from the heyday of longboard surfing.

These surfers from the mid-1960s were invited to take a trip down memory lane with a fun day of competition at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Hundreds of surfers and observers showed up that day in May of 1981. Dewey's vision of a "surf reunion" was a thunderous success and helped open the door to the resurgence of longboard surfing.

Over the next five years, the Dewey Weber Longboard Classic became a premier event, attracting major sponsors and media coverage. This event was covered on live television by the major network news stations in Los Angeles. In 1982, PM Magazine San Diego did a piece for their local viewers and found it so successful they syndicated it for nationwide viewing. By the second year of the event, a full press contingent gathered on the beach which included publications as notable as People Magazine.

The event continued annually through 1986 until many constraints were put on this type of venue. The Dewey Weber Longboard Classic was shelved and resurrected in 2001, harkening back to a golden era of surfing whose glow still shines in the minds of those who lived it, and those who know it only through the stories that have been passed down.

This brings us to the 2009 Dewey Weber Longboard Classic. For more information contact Anne Weber ( or call (949) 366-6398. Visit