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General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 19

General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 19 1000 862 Ventura Surf Club

We are having a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, 10/19/21 at 5:30 pm located at 4277 Transport in Ventura.

Please bring a chair and outdoor space will be available.

Agenda will include 2022 Board Elections, C Street Classic Report, Hobson Halloween Event, and Volunteering.

Only active members may nominate and vote in the upcoming election. If you wish to join, click on this link to become a member.

35th Annual Ventura C Street Classic 2021

2021 C Street Classic Results are IN

2021 C Street Classic Results are IN 2560 1440 Ventura Surf Club

The results from the 2021 C Street Classic are IN. Click here to see who won in each division!

Video of the Week: 5 QUESTIONS – Larry Mcgraw

Video of the Week: 5 QUESTIONS – Larry Mcgraw 520 330 Ventura Surf Club

5 Questions is a new Project on this channel, i like to introduce to you interesting cool characters from the Surfing World!

The first episode is with Mr. Larry Mcgraw, i met him on our last Strike Mission to G-Land/Java, he already spend a few months there this year and was ripping at Money Trees with only a few other guys out on the big day! He is 72 year’s old and he doesn’t think he will stop surfing any time soon!

Video of the Week: Ziobaffa’s Lost Reels series Episode One with Devon Howard by Nathan Oldfield

Video of the Week: Ziobaffa’s Lost Reels series Episode One with Devon Howard by Nathan Oldfield 1680 872 Ventura Surf Club

Ziobaffa has put together a collection of classic footage curated by filmmaer Jason Baffa (One California Day, Singlefin Yellow, Bella Vita).

“Lost Reels” dips into the archives of talented fellow filmmakers in addition to his personal vault. Each installment will highlight iconic locales and world class surfers.

Episode One provided by filmmaker Nathan Oldfield featuring the fine footwork of Devon Howard. Nathan is best known for his films The Church of the Open Sky and The Heart & The Sea.

Drop into this new series brought to you by our good friends at Ziobaffa Organic Wines.

Video of the Week: Tyler Warren on a Phil Edwards

Video of the Week: Tyler Warren on a Phil Edwards 300 168 Ventura Surf Club

Video of the Week: Toots – A cinematic portrait of Arthur Anchinges’ world.

Video of the Week: Toots – A cinematic portrait of Arthur Anchinges’ world. 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

Shot on the South Shore of Oahu, Toots is a short film that tracks the day-to-day workings and happenings of Arthur “Toots” Anchinges, and puts visual motion to our profile of the Queens big-boarder from TSJ 29.5. As you’ll see, Toots has built a simplified life that revolves around the things he enjoys most—surfing, shaping boards, and hanging with his girlfriend, Caroline Motley, and their dogs, Birdie and Bonnie, around Town and at their Waikiki apartment.

“Toots has become this sort of ubiquitous character in and around Honolulu,” says Keith Kandell, the film’s director. “There are photos of him surfing Queens plastered on the walls of construction sites, and in surf shop windows. He cuts such a unique figure, naturally I was curious about him. When the opportunity to make a film about him came about, I jumped at it. I grew up surfing in Waikiki and hold a deep affinity for the place and it’s beachboy culture. So the fact that he’s a Queens staple and lives in Waikiki really sold it for me. He generously allowed me into his world and I found myself in awe of his steadfast, uniquely creative and graceful approach to all he does. Toots embodies this lineage by letting his actions do the talking—in his daily life, in his craft of making surfboards, and in his surfing.”

Video of the Week: Joel Tudor Cool Runnings

Video of the Week: Joel Tudor Cool Runnings 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

A warm summer afternoon with team rider Joel Tudor riding his new Wayne Rich single fin.

Video of the Week: Sri Lanka Vacation

Video of the Week: Sri Lanka Vacation 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

Shot & Cut by Nick Jones

Video of the Week: Wayne Lynch at Mainbreak in the film “Evolution”

Video of the Week: Wayne Lynch at Mainbreak in the film “Evolution” 910 483 Ventura Surf Club

In the late 60s, countless surfers were drawn to Margaret River by Paul Witzig’s film, “Evolution,” featuring the now iconic scene of 16-year-old Wayne Lynch flying across Mainbreak’s long left-handers to the sound of Ravel’s “Boléro.” It was just one chapter in a film famous for tolling noseriding’s death knell.

“I just wanted to get Wayne in the best possible waves and we heard this place might have been it,” recalls Witzig. “We knew we were onto something special as we came around that corner and got the first look at the Indian Ocean.”

Many of the surfers first attracted to Margaret River by Lynch’s surfing set up camp and never left. Within 60 years, the quaint little timber and dairy town grew to become the most popular tourist destination in Western Australia. It now boasts multi-million-dollar properties, dozens of wineries, and a surfing academy (to say nothing of a couple of drive-thru liquor stores).

Video of the Week: The Beatnik

Video of the Week: The Beatnik 1280 720 Ventura Surf Club

“The Beatnik is quite simply a ‘no rules’ longboard. Drawing on elements of the past but infused with a progressive mentality that allows the surfer to dance to the beat of their own drum.

Years of riding traditional single fin longboards and an addiction to the elegant glide they produce had us curious as to where we can take longboard design beyond the conventional ‘log’ mentality. After many passionate experiments with Bob and Ben in the shaping bay, Bob lopped off 4” of foam from the tail of a fully shaped longboard and hyped up the board with a long panel vee and a groovy transom in the tail… enter the Beatnik!

This model provides a breath of fresh air for even the most meticulous longboard connoisseur or entry-level trimmer just tapping into their inner stoke… welcoming unconventional approaches and providing creative outlets which allow you to draw your own lines… or just trim!” – Matt Chojnacki