Scholarship Awards 2009

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in 2009-06, Newsletter | 0 comments

Annual Awards Presented to DHHS Scholars Scholarship awards for 2009 were presented on May 27 at Dana Hills High School. These scholarships, awarded by the Dana Point Historical Society in the amount of $1,000 each, went to Brennan Whitley and Kotaro Ogino. Brennan Whitley received the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship. Brennan scored high in her U.S. History exams and SAT tests. She is planning on a major in psychology. Her school...

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Doheny State Beach Barbecue 2009

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in 2009-06, Events, Newsletter, Scholarships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us for the Dana Point Historical Society annual barbecue in the beautiful Doheny State Beach. This event is the main fund-raising function for our Lucy Chavarrias Saunderson Scholarship Fund. The Historical Society this year awarded a $1,000 scholarship each to Brennan Whitley and Kotaro Ogino, both of Dana Hills High School. Please attend to meet these excellent graduataes and to support this contribution to our local college-bound...

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Tandem Surfing

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Tandem Surfing presented by Steve & Barrie Boehne Tandem surfing is one man and one woman on one surfboard on one wave.1 It was practiced by many surfers in the 1950’s and 1960’s, including world-class greats Walter Hoffman and Joan Jones, Barrie Boehne with Steve Boehne and Pete Peterson2,3, and Hobie Alter with Laurie Hoover, all well known in Dana Point. “One couple became synonymous with the sport within a sport —...

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Tom Morey

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Tom Morey and the Boogie Board “Creator of the original Boogie Board, Tom Morey, (now 68) has been surfing since he was a kid. He started the body board wave that came crashing down on Southern California’s beaches.”1 In 1973, he trademarked the name Morey Boogie for $10 and scrounged together enough money to place a quarter-page ad in Surfing magazine. Demand for Morey’s boards was practically zero at first, followed by an...

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Surfing Legends

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Sailing Heritage | 0 comments

Dana Point Surfing Legends Many surfing legends lived, worked, and surfed in Dana Point. Brief descriptions of some of these men and women follow in alphabetical order: Drummond, Ron: learned to surf as a kid on his mother’s ironing board; “his creativity in ‘shooting the curl’ has been a legend of Capistrano Bay for several decades and several generations”; “one of California’s champion water sportsmen, he went on winning gold...

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