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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

14th Annual Gathering of the Tribes Surf Event comes to a Roaring Close

Church Beach, California
January 9 and 10, 2010.
While the eastern half of America suffered through a week-long historic arctic blast, Southern California enjoyed one of its best winter weekends yet. The 14th annual Gathering of The Tribes surf contest not only had perfect weather, but incredible waves as well.
Perhaps legendary surfer Henry Ford said it best, “We are blessed to be here, together we are enjoying what California is all about. It’s the perfect combination of friends and waves”.
The classic winter event is the annual kick-off program of the Coalition of Longboard Surf Clubs competitive season. With four to seven foot waves at Church Beach, one of California’s premiere point breaks, the almost flawless conditions provided an exceptional beginning to this year’s season. The surfing was inspired to say the least.
The contest featured a little bit of everything, from short boarding, stand up paddle surfing (SUP), longboarding, and tandem surfing. There was not a heat where someone surfing did not get an applause or big cheer from the beach.
The weekend program kicked off Friday evening at the Surfing Heritage Foundation where the Doheny Club donated a thousand dollars to the Foundation to help further its goals in preserving the history and culture of surfing. The competitive surfing award ceremonies were held throughout the weekend on the beach. For individual and team results, pictures and more, check Doheny club’s website at
The Coalition of Surfing Clubs (CSC) is an international organization that represents the interests of surfing clubs throughout California and the world. It acts as a united voice to address issues related to coastal water quality, beach access, development, and legislative policy. The Coalition represents over 10,000 surfers of all ages and exists for the betterment of the citizenship of the surfer, to improve clean water locally and globally and to promote the sport of surfing.
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. For additional information contact Denny Michael at
Photo of Mickey Munoz, George Carr and Gary Stellan by Denny Michael

Monday, January 04, 2010

Gathering of The Tribes This Weekend

Gathering of the Tribes Surf Contest Coming to Church Beach this Saturday and Sunday

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association is set to start off the Coalition of Longboard Clubs competition season with its 14th annual “Gathering of the Tribes” winter surf classic. The program offers a great mix of longboarding competitions plus a variety of beach activities and support of several charities.
Held at the beginning of the every year the contest features two competitive surfing areas at Church Beach in San Onofre, Calif. This configuration enables more than 350 contestants from more than 18 Longboard Coalition Teams to be able to battle their way to the finals which will be held in the afternoon on Sunday, January 10th. The number of competitors makes this the largest competitive 2 day longboard event on the west coast.
For additional information visit the Doheny Longboard Clubs website at www.
Photo: Denny Michael
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