Tuesday, August 30, 2011

22nd Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic: waves, beach, good times, & great food

22nd Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic: waves, beach, good times, & great food

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 August, 2011 : - - The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association’s (DLSA) annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic & Luau date has been selected. After twenty plus years of successfully predicting the optimum swell and tide opportunities, the club has selected this year’s Dale Velzy Classic to be held on (Saturday) September 17th, 2011 at the legendary “Boneyard” section of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California.

Open to everyone who loves waves, the beach, good times, and great food, the event honors one of surfing’s most famous surfboard shapers of all time - “Dale Velzy” who passed away in 2005. This is a very special program for the DLSA, as the club has been holding this Classic venue for over two decades.

The Velzy Classic is designed for all who enjoy the same things that Dale enjoyed, mostly having fun with family and friends. It is in that spirit that the DLSA holds this annual event, so that everyone can enjoy a full day of great activities such as the surf contest, the luau, Polynesian Dance Review, and dancing under the stars to the live band “ The Eliminators”.

“This 22nd edition of the Velzy Surf Classic & Luau has a very special place in the hearts of all Doheny Longboard Members. Dale Velzy was an important person to all of us in the club and this program is our yearly tribute to one of the true pioneers of the sport of surfing” said Mark Calkins, DLSA’s President.

The Eliminators history is also very unique, as they were formed over twenty years ago out of the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association in the early 90’s. The band members are all longtime Orange County surfers who were brought together through common interests; surfing, the love and respect for the ocean, and the desire to bring the authentic sound of the early 60’s surf bands back to the forefront
of the music industry.

This year’s event kicks off with the Classic Surf Contest at 6:30 a.m.. The Luau festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with a “meet and greet”, followed by an awesome Hawaiian style dinner, the Polynesian Dance Review, awards ceremony, raffles, and then on to dancing under the stars till 9:30 p.m..

For Luau information, tickets and group rate discounts, contact - Doug Smith at rubio.smith@yahoo.com For surf contest information and sign-ups, contact - Mark Calkins at mc250c@aol.com 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.