Presidents Message

Hey Dohenians and friends of DLSA,
Just a quick note …..Oct 3rd at 10am is our next General Membership Meeting and it will be held at Site “A”. It’s a potluck and Dave is cooking chicken and has some soda (left over from the Velzy) so please bring a small side dish or desert? We don’t have an alcohol permit so no booze.  We will go over the usual stuff but this meeting is also to look back on the life of John Marks and celebrate his journey on the earth and in the waves. If you have an interesting story about John please tell ….at the meeting.
The 26th Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic and Luau is in the books. As always an event to remember. Small turn out this year so we had 20 minute heats all day at the surf contest with very nice knee to almost waist high waves.
Then the Luau happen with great Food, Soul Surfers Band, Decorations, Trophies, Polynesian Dancers, swag from Bud Light Beach, and six raffled surfboards,artwork, Hobie gift cards, and the list goes on and on making this event the event of the summer! What a way to closeout summer. The contest shirts virtually sold out this year! (Way to go RJ and Dave….Ok you too Josh). The Jungle Juice flowed along with Beer from our Presenting Sponsor and to your credit, and that of the patrons, everyone drank responsibly (or got a ride home) and we had no issues with the park rangers related to alcohol consumption. 
Did you see the coverage of the event on Social Media ….BOOM….High Ground Studios, Jerry Jaramillo, & John Jefferson really loaded up the WEB with great pictures.  Hundreds of pictures!!!!!
It was also National Beach Clean Up Day and our Presenting Sponsor and Volunteers really did a bang up job at the South Day Use Area. 
I cannot express how happy I am with the club members stepping up and volunteering….Our volunteer pool is really helping to take the strain off allot of the old guard members having to work all day from 5am to 11pm. We have a great group of members and a big thank you again to all the volunteers.
Our next thing for those of you who surf the contest scene is Tourmaline Oct 10 & 11 so get your monies into Katie our Surf Capt.
Also the Christmas party is coming so get on down to the Oct 3rd meeting and I’ll tell you more ….K?
Oh one more thing ….I need volunteers for cleaning up the Halloween Haunt at Doheny … It was quick last year and this year will be quicker ,,,Thanks-

Mark Gale President, Doheny Longboard Surfing Association

Service, Camaraderie, Competition