***PRESS RELEASE FROM DOHENY LONGBOARD SURFING ASSOCIATION***
Sign Ups Now Open for Doheny Longboard Surfing Association’s
17th Annual Menehune Championships
It is true. Every summer at Doheny State Beach, Menehunes are waking up from their long winter naps and start surfing again at Doheny Beach. Why does this phenomena take place each year? The answer is simple, the menehunes are practicing their surf techniques to compete in the Annual Doheny Longboard Surfing Association’s Menehune Surf Championships scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd.
The contest begins promptly at 7:30 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, including Hobie Surf Shops, or downloaded from the Association’s website at: www.dohenylongboardsurfingassociation.com
Doheny Longboard Surfing Association is proud again this year to have Hobie Surf Shops sponsoring the event. Hobie will provide early check-in, t-shirts and a barbeque to start the event beginning Friday, June 21st from 6-8pm at the Dana Point Hobie Surf Shop, located at 34174 Pacific Coast Highway. You can click HERE to see a slideshow of last year’s check-in, BBQ, and a bit of the contest! A new sponsor this year RWorld Surf & Skate of San Clemente, has graciously donated a surfboard for this years raffle.
The event features raffles and music throughout the day with an awards ceremony following the end of the competition. Mark Gale further states, “This event is all about enjoying the beach, friends & family while having fun in the surf. We hope these kids will fondly remember their time spent at Doheny with their fellow surfers and families for years to come.”
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 the Contest Coordinator at – MC250C@aol.com .
* The Doheny Longboarding Surfing Association (D.L.S.A.) is an organization dedicated to board surfing in a clean and natural environment. In relation to that philosophy, the D.L.S.A. will act as a support group for other organizations with similar views and objectives. PR contact: Denny Michael at Dahuna@yahoo.com
Every year at this time, you can hear the sounds of dads grumbling across the Earth, “Don’t Get Me Anything For Father’s Day, I Don’t Need Anything….” Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. We heard ya, but we aren’t going to listen! We are going to get you something, you deserve it for being the awesome dads you are. Especially if we are talking about my own long suffering dad. The poor man has a full head of white hair because of me and my youthful shenanigans!! You can bet, I’m going to get him something great from Hobie this year!!
And, since my dad, like yours, is insistent that I not get him anything, he hasn’t even given me a hint as to what he would like. So, yesterday I went into one of our five shops, I talked to the warehouse guys, and I looked all over our online www.hobiesurfshop.com site and picked what I think might be the best picks for your Father’s Day 2013. Enjoy!!
Happy Father’s Day!!! Hope it is an amazing one!!! Dad, if you are reading this… Sorry about all the white hair!!
Yesterday the whole Hobie Surf Shop Team took over Baby Beach in the Dana Point Harbor for a good old fashioned “Kick Off to Summer 2013 Barbeque Extravaganza”!!! Bocci was played, golf balls were hit, burgers and dogs were grilled, SUP’s were SUP’d… by the end of the day morale was as high as the waves on the other side of the jetty! Heck, the shops were even closed at 5pm so the whole team would have a chance to make it down. (I think a shop member from laguna Beach said it best when they equated the closing of our shops early as a clear sign of the apocalypse.)
To all of our loyal clients who have supported us through the years, and are clicking through pics of some of your favorite staff members, we can’t thank you enough. With out your business we wouldn’t all be smiling so big in all the photos! This summer is going to be incredible! We are looking forward to servicing all your Beach Lifestyle needs this year and for decades to come!
Enjoy the slide show, and we will see you soon!!!
Does anything in the world make you go “WooOoooOooOo!!!!!!” more than Summertime? And, this summer (ok, technically ‘Late-Spring’) of 2013 is off to a major glorious start! I haven’t seen so much as a smattering of May Gray and I believe that we won’t have even a touch of June Gloom either. While that might feel a bit like wishful thinking, with the water temperatures already at 70, it is a possibility!!!
So, since our BFF Summer seems to be coming in HoT, we figured we better get our brick and mortar Hobie Surf Shops ready and our online retail space ( www.hobiesurfshop.com ) ready too! We are stocked with every need you can imagine for a summer full of goodtimes. Everything from the best bikinis and boardshorts, the best surfboards, the best sandals, the best beach chairs, the best of just about everything except the kitchen sink….. actually, maybe we shouldn’t give our accessories buyer, Tori, any ideas or next year we might just have a kitchen sink or three in stock too! ;) To give you a little look inside what we have on offer for Summer 2013, we asked Connor and Hunter to give you a tour of our Laguna Beach Hobie Shop! It’s just about the best 4 minutes you will spend looking at your computer today! Enjoy, then come in and see us in person or shop us online!!
It’s Back!! Our annual Surf Swap & Sale at our Dana Point Hobie Surf Shop (only, in Dana Point!!) is set to go off this Memorial Day Weekend! We LOVE this sale!! It’s our chance to not only help you clean out those used surfboards in your garage, making room for a whole new rack of boards… but it’s our chance to buy those used boards off of you and have a brand new, though slightly pre-loved, quiver of our own!
You set the price for your boards, with a little help from us, and when it sells, 10% of the selling price will be donated to the Dana Hills High School ‘Dolphin Force’. Be wise in your selection of boards to bring down, surfboards 7’6″ and over sell the fastest and usually for the best price. SUP’s also do well at the swap, but as far as shortboards go, it’s hit and miss on how they fare. We also have had a strong turnout of folks looking for classics and vintage boards, too! Remember, cleaned up, unwaxed boards look the best in the racks. You want your girl to stand out amongst the sea of other boards, so shine her up nice and pretty!
Tell your friends, and especially tell that board hoarder you know, to bring their boards on down to our Dana Point Shop (again the sale is only at the Dana Point Shop) bright and early on May the 24th. We will start taking in boards as early as 8:30am. When you fill out your forms, make sure to give us an easy phone number to reach you at, just in case we have an offer on the table that you want to hear. We have seen people come up cash in hand, looking to get a bit off the marked price only to leave when we can’t get in contact with the seller. Price your boards fair and be willing to STOKE someone out on a new ride! It’s crazy fun to watch people find the new log of their dreams at a price they can afford!
Stop in through out the weekend and see how your boards are selling, and make sure you shop the SALE! We go BaNaNaS marking items down!! Our outside parking lot will be full of great deals, and we’ll have special markdowns inside too! Seriously, you will Not be disappointed with this sale and swap! Make sure you are ready with phone in hand on Sunday May 26th around 4ish, just in case we didn’t sell your boards. You will have to pick them up again that night by 5pm. But, trust us, we do our best to sell them all!!
Ok, if you have any other questions, call our Dana Point Shop at 949-496-2366, otherwise, We’ll See You at The Swap!!!
We Are Back!!!!!!