Daddy Surf's Corner

On May 20 Fellow Brother Warrior in Christ Nic Chavers led worship at the shop and there were so many great connections between the people who came to worship! 

Godincidences and Confirmations Left and Right in May!

We had a number of opportunities for Spontaneous Worship in the shop with old and new friends. POWERFUL!

In May were sad to lose a great local surfer and friend Marcus Wilhite. Be praying for his daughter Bailey as she moves ahead. She’s also a great surfer and talented young woman. We were honored to paddle out alongside her and hear memories of Marcus out in the lineup, where he will be missed!

We had one surprise surf yesterday from Tropical Depression 2 to kick off Hurricane Season.It was a wonderful day of surf. We even got some leftovers this morning from the storm which was just upgraded and has now become the first officially named storm of 2023 - Tropical Storm Arlene.

June is going to be amazing, high surf or no surf. The Surf is always up in the Lord. 

Daddy Surf Over and Out!

May Photo Gallery

We hit a long flat spell in May, but we found some diamonds in the flats. 

PCB Watergirls was a blast! Stay tuned for info on the next session. Pray for surf!

Tropical Storm Arlene kicked off Hurricane Season with fun clean waves at Blue Mountain Beach and County Pier

New Board Brigade

Shop Update

Just in time for the new skate park we have new skate decks, completes, safety gear, wheels, trucks and more.

We also received a special surprise visit from Dave Matucszak who has written an incredible book on the history of surfing. Perfect for a Father’s Day Gift for the surfer dad in your life!

San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach

Pacific Sunset PublishingRedlands, CA


1550 pages

5000 illustrations

200 contributors


Eight years of painstaking research and writing, has resulted in an epic contribution to surfing literature. At 1550 pages with approximately 5000 illustrations and nearly 200 contributors, San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach is the most comprehensive study of surfing history and culture ever attempted. 

Simply put, San Onofre contains virtually every aspect of surfing history and culture from all over the world. From the earliest days of surfing in Polynesia, Peru, and Africa to today’s surf culture all up and down the West and East Coasts, surfers share a commonality in their interest and love of surfing culture. Everything about surfing is explored in depth: surfing art, music, film, literature, lifestyle, evolution of surfing apparel, surf vehicles, African American surfers, women surfers, and the impact that San Onofre surf culture has had on the world.

Nearly 200 contributors, including legendary surfing personalities like:  Paul Strauch, Mickey Munoz, Corkey Carroll, Joyce Hoffman, Mike Doyle, Jericho Poppler, Keith Malloy, Steve Pezman, Glenn Hening, Steve & Barrie Boehne, Tom Morey, John Severson, Bill Stewart, Bing Copeland, Tom Pōhaku Stone, and many more. But, the real stars of the story are the countless “Regular Joe” type surfers. Surfers, like Jim Irwin, Steve Hops, Tracy Peterson, Jen Cuda, Johnny Tracy, Evie Fletcher, Hal Landis, Bobby Jacobs, Ted Nicholson, Gene Peterson, and Bob Fitzgerald and countless others. They were the surfers that created the aloha spirit that is a trademark of the San Onofre lifestyle. Oral digital histories of those pioneers are the centerpiece of the narrative.

Approximately 5000 illustrations, including hundreds from the personal photo albums of California’s pioneer surfers who established surfing as California’s trademark sport as early as the 1930s and ‘40s. These photos were never before seen by the public and also form the centerpiece of the narrative.

This is not just a book about surfing. It is a comprehensive history of the place called San Onofre. Located where Camp Pendleton is today, San Onofre included the most unique mixture of sub-cultures in California history. Beginning with Native American peoples and Spanish colonists, every sub-culture is examined: farming, ranching, military, and surfing. The interactions between sub-cultures, particularly with the surfers is explored in detail and placed into historical and cultural context.

Not since Old Hawai’i has there been a surfing culture so alluring. San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach chronicles the most unique surfing culture in the world and explains why generations have considered it surfing’s Shangri-La.

It’s the Bible of Surfing

         —Mickey Munoz

…immense in page count, absolutely unique, one of a kind effort about a surf culture subject. Obviously the effort of laborious research…

         Steve Pezman, The Surfer’s Journal


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