Rainbow Sandals King & Queen of Dogpatch, May 8, 2010


The King and Queen of Dogpatch

The King and Queen of Dogpatch will be held Saturday May 8, 2010 at San Onofre State Beach. This is the second year of this raucous and hilarious stand-up paddleboard (SUP) surf contest that directly benefits the San Onofre Foundation.

Come join the best stand-up paddleboard surfers from California and Hawaii to surf it out for the King and Queen crowns. Last year (2009) John & Manya Clark of San Clemente wore awarded King & Queen crowns. The surfing champions were Noah Shimabokura (Carlsbad, CA) and Candace Appleby (San Clemente/Hawaii).

“The event celebrates our favorite local SUP break, Dogpatch, 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 an open event with men & women novice and advanced division. Surfers in this contest have to display more than pure surfing and paddling ability. Showing panache and aloha in their style is just as important. Finalist in each division will receive royally commemorative awards and an overall king and queen will be crowned. The event takes place May 8 with the first heat in the water at 7:00am.

About Dogpatch

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. San Onofre State Beach is operated by the California State Parks.

About Rainbow Sandals

Rainbow Sandals is a privately owned company in 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 comes from.

About the San Onofre Foundation

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.

King & Queen of Dogpatch
DATE: May 8, 2010
TIME: 7:00 A.M. first heat in the water
LOCATION: San Onofre State Beach, California
ENTER: Event Website & Registration

Barrett Tester
Event Coordinator

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