Call me corny (been called much worse) but I like the theme of this contest—having fun and sharing the aloha spirit!
Stand-Up Surf Contest
San Onofre State Beach
May 16, 2009
San Clemente CA – (April 16, 2009)
The King and Queen of Dogpatch will be held Saturday May 16, 2009 at San Onofre State Beach. This raucous and hilarious stand-up paddleboard (SUP) surf contest will directly benefit the newly formed San Onofre Foundation.
The best stand-up paddleboard surfers from California and Hawaii are anticipated to join local standouts at Dogpatch to surf it out for the King and Queen crowns.
"Having fun is what this event is about and we are going to stumble upon our king and queen. Surfers in this contest will have to display more than pure surfing and paddling ability. They are going to have to show panache and aloha in their style."
"The event celebrates the Dogpatch and our growing sport. And it's a chance for us to do something nice for the beach through the San Onofre Foundation" says Rainbow Sandals owner Jay "Sparky" Longley.
The King and Queen of the Dogpatch SUP surf contest is open to everyone. There will be novice and advanced divisions for both men and wahines. Finalist in each division will receive royally commemorative awards and an overall king and queen will be crowned. The event takes place May 16 with first heat in the water at 7:00am. For event entry information go to rainbowsandals.com.
Dogpatch is a well-known paddle wave and family area for San Onofre surfers. It is located at the far south end of the San Onofre State Beach surfing area. The towers of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station are near by.
Rainbow Sandals is a privately owned company out of San Clemente, California, founded more than 35 years ago by Jay “Sparky” Longley Jr., who grew tired of seeing broken sandals littering the beaches. He vowed to come up with a sandal that would be long lasting and comfortable. The result was a soft sponge-rubber sandal that rapidly gained a reputation of comfort synonymous with the easy going beach lifestyle it was born out of.
The San Onofre Foundation is a California non-profit 501(c) (3) public benefit, charitable corporation, whose mission is to provide for education and interpretive services regarding all aspects of the natural, cultural, historical and biological diversity of California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches; promoting environmental awareness and ethics; and enhancing the quality of recreation experience at these unique coastal parks. San Onofre State Beach was created by Presidential Decree in 1971, and has become among the top five most visited State Parks in California with annual attendance exceeding 2 million. San Onofre “Surf Beach” is the most popular surfing beach in the United States and “Trestles” is considered the best year round surf break in America.
For more information:
Event Director: Barrett Tester
Tel. (949) 276-4431×216