18th Annual Menehune Championships
Doheny Longboard Surfing Association
Doheny, Dana Point California
21 June 2014
Doheny Longboard Surfing Association’s contest to run at Doheny
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 June, 2014 - Everyday Menehunes are waking up from their long winter naps to start surfing the wonderful waves 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 (DLSA) Menehune Surf Championships scheduled for Saturday, June 21st.
This annual contest begins promptly at 7:30 AM and is open to boys and girls (menehunes) with divisions 8 and under and up to 17 years of age. Every year hundreds of kids participate in this family fun event. 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.
“The annual menehune contest is one of the best community events our club puts on each year. It is as exciting for parents and family members as it is for the kids. It’s all about family and friends having fun in a great environment.” 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 20th from 5:30 to 7pm at the Dana Point Hobie Surf Shop, located at 34174 Pacific Coast Highway.
The event features music throughout the day with an awards ceremony following the end of the competition. Mark Gale further states, “We hope these kids will fondly remember their time spent at Doheny with their fellow surfers and families for years to come.”
Contest entry is $60 dollars and includes lunch. Proceeds from DLSA club contests help fund several ongoing charity outreach programs, including Doheny State Park and the Ronald Mc Donald House. Surfers will compete in 15 minute heats. 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.