Surfing Heritage Foundation to Hold Longboard Collector Club Meeting and Swap Meet

Noted Author Matt Warshaw will sign his latest book, The History of Surfing

 

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., October 14, 2010 – The Surfing Heritage Foundation is proud to hold the Longboard Board Collector Club’s monthly October meeting at the Surfing Heritage’s main archive in San Clemente on Saturday, October 23rd from dawn till noon. The Longboard Collector Club is an organization comprised of serious collectors, looking to buy, sell or trade vintage boards, books, and other items related to the surfing lifestyle. The program is free and open to the public. If you have any surfing related collectables you are welcome to join in.

The event will also feature renowned author, Matt Warshaw, who will be signing his latest book, “The History of Surfing” from 10 a.m. till noon. Warshaw also wrote The Encyclopedia of Surfing, “Surf Movie Tonite! Surf Movie Poster Art, 1957 -2005”, the Ron Stoner book and was managing editor of Surfing magazine from 1985 to 1990.

Additionally, the Surfing Heritage’s showroom will be open to the public featuring the world’s largest collection of wood surfboards and other items from surfing’s past. Dick Metz, the Heritages co-founder stated, “We are always excited to see the Longboard Collector Club here at the Foundation; they continually bring something that no one has seen for years that represent a rare piece of surfing’s history. It’s a great group of individuals that truly take surfing’s history to heart”.

Starting Oct. 23rd SHF will now be open on Saturdays from 10 AM – 4 PM.

 

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Founded in 2001, the Surfing Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve, present, and promote surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations.  Surfing Heritage accomplishes this through;  Preservation Archiving significant surfboards, photography, oral history, publishing, art, life-style, film, and objects of cultural value;  Presentation: creating a world-class museum/resource facility, research library, traveling exhibits, and website content;  Promotion: providing one of a kind experiences with the legends of surf culture, through films, exhibits, music, and special events.  For more information visit www.surfingheritage.org

21st Annual Dale Velzy Contest Draws Crowds to Doheny

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21st Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic

 

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, California
25 September 2010

21st Annual Dale Velzy Contest Draws Crowds to Doheny

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 October, 2010 : – – It was a beautiful sunny day as the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association ran its 21st annual Dale Velzy Classic at Doheny State Beach on September 25. The event boasted everything from classic longboarding, traditional paddle racing, stand-up paddle racing (SUP) and even a world class tandem surf contest. Surfers ranging in ages from eight to over 70 gave their all for the annual event.

A great crowd of supporters lined the beach as each round of competitors began their respective heats. Some of most incredible surfing of the day came from the young men’s and women’s age groups. They showed great style the 1- to 3-foot surf, really lighting up the crowd of onlookers.

Members of the Velzy family were in attendance and expressed their appreciation for this event, held each year in Dale’s honor. Polynesian dancers, a luau and a live band capped the fun-filled day. Proceeds from the event are used to support the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association and its many charities, including the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association, Ronald McDonald House and Surfing Heritage Foundation. For more information and tandem division results, visit the club’s website at dohosurf.org

21th Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic and Luau is coming this September

 

21th Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic and Luau is coming this September


The Doheny Longboard Surfing Associations (DLSA) annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic and Luau date has been selected.  The club selects event dates based on twenty plus years of predicting the optimum swell and tide opportunities. This year’s classic venue will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at the legendary Boneyard section of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California.


Open to everyone who loves waves and good times, the event honors one of surfing’s most famous surfboard shapers of all time – Dale Velzy who passed away in 2005.  This is a special program for the DLSA as the club has been holding this classic this venue for over two decades.  By design, the Velzy is for all who enjoy the same things that Dale enjoyed, mostly having fun with friends and family.  It is in that spirit that the DLSA holds this annual event so that everyone can enjoy everything from the surf contest, the luau, Polynesian review and dancing under the stars at Doheny with a live band.

 

“This 21st edition of the surf classic has a very special place in the hearts of all Doheny Longboard Members.  Dale Velzy was a 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” said Nyles Schafhauser, DLSA’s President.


This year’s event kicks off with the surf contest at 6:30 a.m. The Luau festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. followed closely by the Polynesian review, awards ceremony, raffles and then on to the dancing.  It’s great fun for everyone.

 

For Luau information, tickets and group rate discounts contact Nyles at Surfcar1@aol.com.

For Surfing event 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.  PR contact: Denny Michael at dlsa10@hotmail.com

Rainbow Sandals and the Surfing Heritage Foundation team up with limited edition pairs of exclusive sandals. Proceeds to directly benefit the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s preservation programs.

Rainbow Sandals have been equipping discerning surfer’s feet for over 35 years.  What started out as one man’s mission to improve upon the quality of sandals so many years ago has turned into a worldwide operation that has set the benchmark for quality, fit and comfort.  Having a pair of Rainbows under your toes is indeed a special place to walk! 

Jay “Sparky” Longley, founder and owner of Rainbow Sandals, and a Founding Partner and member of the Board of Directors for the Surfing Heritage Foundation, came up with a winning idea to not only equip a few more surfers feet, but to also provide a direct benefit to the Surfing Heritage’s mission of preserving the history and culture of surfing.  Sparky’s program idea was to design a limited edition pair (1,000 pairs) of his famous sandals for the Surfing Heritage Foundation to use to help build its membership program and thus its preservation activities.

“This is a significant contribution to the Surfing Heritage Foundation and one that we are very appreciative to be a part of.” said, Dick Metz, Founder of the Surfing Heritage Foundation.  Metz further states, “I know in my travels around the world that surfers tend to rely on certain things they get by on and one of those is a good pair of sandals, it’s the standard by which we all travel!”  

In addition to the special Rainbow sandals, the Heritage has created a special membership package that not only gets you the sandals but also provides a Surfing Heritage T-Shirt, a $10.00 Swell.com gift card, a year subscription to Transworld Surf, a 2010 Cooperfish Calendar featuring the boards being auctioned on ebay (20% of the proceeds go to Surfing Heritage), a bar of Sticky Bumps wax,  decals and a one year membership to the Foundation. ? 

For more information on the Surfing Heritage Foundation and their membership program visit surfingheritage.org

 

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Founded in 2001, the Surfing Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve, present, and promote surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations.  Surfing Heritage accomplishes this through;  Preservation Archiving significant surfboards, photography, oral history, publishing, art, life-style, film, and objects of cultural value;  Presentation: creating a world-class museum/resource facility, research library, traveling exhibits, and website content;  Promotion: providing one of a kind experiences with the legends of surf culture, through films, exhibits, music, and special events.  For more information visit www.surfingheritage.org

 

The Simmons Effect

Opening Reception: Sat, July 10, 2010
VIP Reception: 4-5PM – $10/SHF Members $5
General Admission 5-8PM – $5/SHF Members Free
VIP Reception includes an event poster, 1 drink ticket, and a presentation on how Bernouilli and Lindsay Lord’s research was applied by Simmons, to wave science.

Scheduled to appear (we’ll confirm the special guests soon):
John Elwell, Richard Kenvin, Skip Fry, Rusty Preisendorfer, Carl Ekstrom,
additional special guests TBA

Exhibit Dates:
July 10 –Aug 10 at Surfing Heritage in San Clemente
August 14 & 15 at Sacred Craft in San Diego

The Three Amigos

Three new surfboards are on display in our hallway at the Surfing Heritage Foundation. The boards, known as the Three Amigos, were donated by Founding and Sustaining Partners, Nick & Terri Bacica. They were recently delivered by Wingnut on one of his southward journeys. The new boards are replicas of surf legends; “Lorrin ‘Whitey’ Harrison’s, Doc Ball’s and Leroy Grannis’ boards that they used to ride. Greg Noll (himself a pioneer as well) recreated these incredible surfboards. “Lorrin ‘Whitey’ Harrison’s surfboard was the most advanced,” says Greg. “Fairly narrow in the stern with a vee-bottom tail for riding more critical waves.” Leroy Grannis’ board was made of solid merch redwood (from the outer bark ring). Doc Ball’s board was carved from a solid slab of redwood with a copper Hawaiian shield mounted on the deck. (Excerpted from Greg Noll, the Art of the Surfboard ) Come by and enjoy these great new additions.See More

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: www.dohosurf.org.

 

“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 contestdirector@hotmail.com, 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.

PR contact: Denny Michael at DLSA10@hotmail.com

Battle of the Paddle Coming to Hawaii

Battle of the Paddle Coming to Hawaii

April 6, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Come celebrate the modern waterman’s lifestyle at the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection, June 12 & 13. The Battle of the Paddle is a stand-up paddle (SUP) festival and exposition that includes a series of races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels. Battle of the Paddle Hawaii invites you to be part of the exciting rebirth of the sport that began right here in Waikiki.

Staged at historic Duke Kahanamoku Beach at Ft. DeRussy, the Battle of the Paddle is more than an ordinary paddle race. For the elite it presents the greatest championship styled SUP event with the sport’s largest cash purse of over $25,000.

In addition to the championship race there is also an Open Age-Group race, relay races, and kids races. At the last Battle of the Paddle in California, the Open Age-Group Race had the largest SUP field ever assembled – 390 paddlers! The Hawaii race is promising to be even bigger, so come and be a part of history in the making.

For those who are new to stand-up paddling, there is the free SUP Expo. Meet the world’s best shapers and manufacturers, and check out this summer’s hottest designs and innovations. There’ll be a rainbow of boards and paddles available for trial and demonstration, free of charge.

Immerse yourself in the local culture and community. Kanalu will be on site shaping ancient style surfboards and providing cultural education and a surfboard history exhibit. Na Kama Kai will also present their ocean awareness program, children’s activities and kids SUP races throughout the weekend.

“Rainbow Sandals, together with Hawaii icon Gerry Lopez, are excited to welcome Quiksilver Waterman Collection on board as presenting sponsor of this event,” said Jay ‘Sparky’ Longley, founder of Rainbow Sandals.

“Stand-up paddling has been a great way for us to reach out to friends, families and communities. We are all very proud to partner again this year with Na Kama Kai to support their priceless work in ocean education and awareness with the children of Hawaii.

“SUP is a dynamic platform full of fun and what we’ve come to know as the aloha spirit. For that reason we are ecstatic to bring Battle of the Paddle to Hawaii for the first time this year. We thank our sponsors for joining us to make this a reality.

“Major supporters of the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii are Patagonia, Duke’s Restaurant, Kona Brewing Co., and Surftech.
Everyone who enters The Battle of the Paddle Hawaii will receive a free pair of Rainbow Sandals, event tee and lunch. A special welcoming event and aloha concert will be hosted by Quiksilver on Friday evening, June 11, featuring local musicians. Event proceeds will directly benefit the Hawaiian Community.

Whether you’re racing for the prize or just want to get your feet in the waters of SUP for the first time, The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii is the perfect way to experience the rich tradition of Hawaii’s original surf lifestyle.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Saturday, June 12, 2010
8:00 am – Event registration begins.
9:00 am – Opening Ceremonies 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – SUP EXPO, demo’s & Kid’s Activities 10:00 am – Fun Paddle (free to everyone) Ft. DeRussy Ocean course
11:00 am – Kid’s Races 1:00 pm – Open Age-Group Race 3:30 pm – The Elite Race Sunday, June 13, 2010
8:00 am – Event registration begins. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – SUP EXPO, demo’s & Kid’s Activities
10:00 am – Race Start, Hawaii Kai Run, Maunalua Bay Beach Park finishing at Ft. DeRussy
2:00 pm – Na Kama Kai Ohana Relays 3:30 pm – SUP Surf Relays Event Information Barrett Tester, Event Director events@rainbowsandals.com Tel. (949) 276-4431 x216

Artist Skye Walker Opening Reception this Saturday for “Above the Abyss”

Artist Skye Walker
Opening Reception for “Above the Abyss” At the Surfing Heritage Gallery in South Coast Plaza
Sat · Apr 3 · 1-4PM
We’ll be serving beer provided by Primo Hawaiian Lager and having hourly Hinano Tahiti gift bag give-aways
Exhibit dates: April 3-April 28

Sat · Apr 17 · 1-5 PM In-store demonstration with Artist, Shaper & Photographer Don Bigelow Sat ·

Apr 24 · 1-4 PM In-store book signing with Surf Legend & Endless Summer star Mike Hynson

Sun · Apr 25 · 2-5 PM In-store book signing and demonstration with Artist Drew Brophy