Sunday, May 23, 2010

Menehunes Spotted at Doheny

The sightings are true. Every spring at Doheny State Beach, Menehunes are waking up from their long winter naps and are beginning to surf again at Doheny Beach. What’s all the ruckus about? They are simply getting ready for the 14th Annual Doheny Longboard Surfing Associations Menehune Surf Championships scheduled for June 26th.

The contest begins promptly at 7 AM and is open to boys and girls (menehunes) with divisions 8 and under up to 17 years of age. Hundreds of young competitors are expected to participate. 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 who want to get involved in a friendly surfing competition. We can all learn from the enthusiasm that they bring to the beach, it's contagious”, said Nyles Schafhauser, 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 Doheny State Park Interpretive Center, located at Doheny State Beach.

The Menehune Championships has a long history of supporting charities, in addition to 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. Nyles Schafhauser further states, “Surfing is all about having fun. We hope that kids will cherish their time spent on the beach with their fellow surfing friends and families.”

Surfers will compete in 15 minute heats. The scoring is 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, 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, May 17, 2010

South Africa's Surfing Heritage website

Check out slideshows of South Africa's surfing history. Independent Newspapers archive presented by Surfing Heritage South Africa. There are many photo's of past champions and Springbok teams.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Orange...and a little Beyond - the work of Matt Beard at the Surfing Heritage Foundation

Orange... and a little Beyond
The work of Matt Beard
Exhibit dates: May 1-June 7
Matt Beard, a Humboldt County Artist takes a brief look at the tangled combination of sunshine, saltwater, and humanity that together define the Orange County coast.
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Living It Forever - Tonight at 7:30 in Newport Beach

This will be one of the last showings at this venue.

The documentary chronicles the mid 1950’s and 1960’s era of surf culture in Newport Beach. The viewers meet Newport’s pioneer surf personalities who, fifty years ago, shared a passion for the sport and the lifestyle despite being ridiculed by society.

Some of the notable names include: David Nuuhiwa, Bobby Russell Brown, the late Mike Marshall, Ed Hardy and John Peck.

Living It Forever takes place at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach tonight at 7:30 For more info. and tickets, go to