Hobie Surf :: Doheny Longboard Surfing Association Annual Menehune Surf Contest 2013

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Click on this photo to get a contest application for your Menehune!

***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.

 

 

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About 20 yards North of Tower 13 at Doheny State Beach, you will find the surf break known as The Boneyard.

 

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

"The annual Menehune contest is as exciting for parents and family as it is for the kids. It provides kids with a fun and safe environment for competing and making new friends.” said, Mark Gale, President of the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association.

“The annual Menehune contest is as exciting for parents and family as it is for the kids. It provides kids with a fun and safe environment for competing and making new friends.” said, Mark Gale, President of the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association.

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.”

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Contest entry is $50 dollars and proceeds from club contests help fund Ronald McDonald House and several ongoing charity outreach programs, including Doheny State Park.

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 .

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See you in the water!!!!

* 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

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-Tracey Engelking

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