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Duke's Fundraising Event 2024

  Join Us for the 2nd Annual WindanSea Surf Club Fundraiser!
Duke’s in La Jolla, May 4th, 2024


The WindanSea Surf Club’s 2nd annual charity event will be held at Duke’s in La Jolla, May 4th, 2024, from 6-10 pm.  During this signature event, attendees have the chance to enjoy Duke’s beautiful upstairs patio and bar, reserved for our exclusive use. The evening will include a Live and Silent Auction, inspiring presentations from the Y Strong Girls, historic photos, and Surf Club memorabilia.  Our event will be hosted by Duke’s, generously offering an assortment of Pupus from their menu.


In addition to a great party, funds raised at the event will benefit the Club’s non-profit charitable endeavors which include:   


  • Day at the Beach events for Father Joe’s Kids and Special Athletes.

  • The La Jolla High School Scholarship Foundation, for students with demonstrated financial need.

We hope you will save the date and join us.  Last year’s party was a lot of fun!  Once again, Shawn Styles will MC and Mike Halloran will be our auctioneer (see auction items listed below).

  • Admission price is $125 per person

  • Or: 10 tickets for $1,000.

Purchase Tickets Below Or mail checks to: WindanSea Surf Club PO Box 438 La Jolla, CA 92038.


Marnie Cheney         


WindanSea Surf Club

The second annual Duke's Fundraiser will benefit the Club’s non-profit charitable endeavors which include:​

Auction Items 

  • Lightning Bolt surfboard

  • Brewer gun

  • Rusty surfboard

  • Hank Warner surfboard

  • Tim Bessell surfboard

  • Duke Kahanamoku Butch model surfboard

  • A two-night stay in the DeLorean ranch house in Pauma Valley  

  • Passes to Palm Springs Surf Club (courtesy of Surf Loch)

  • Shawn Styles prepared gourmet dinner

6-0 Success!

Duke’s was the perfect venue for the WindanSea Surf Club’s Sixty Years of Preserving the Stoke, on Cinco de Mayo. Over 100 guests, many of them surf legends, celebrated the stoke, while raising nearly $38,000 for the Club’s nonprofit charitable endeavors, which include a Day at the Beach for Father Joe’s kids and Special Athletes, the Y Strong Girls Program and the La Jolla High School Foundation (college funding for demonstrated financial need).  The upstairs bar and food were hosted by Duke’s La Jolla.


Prior president, Chip Hasley, whose father was a founding member of the Club in 1963, opened the evening festivities, which included historical memorabilia, exhibited throughout the live and silent auctions. Hasley created some special photos for members of the original crew who were on the infamous bus trip headed to the 1963 Malibu contest.

Chip Hasley presents a historical photo to charter member Mike Burner, a member of the winning paddle team at the 1963 Malibu contest. 

Among the legends in attendance were Mike Hynson (sunglasses) with:  Scott Cherry and Melinda Merryweather.

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The first female club president, Tiffany Swink daughter of surf legend and pioneer of big wave surfer Butch Van Artsdalen, shares the history with former World Champion Debbie Beacham.

Tiffany Swink welcomed the current president, Marnie Cheney, sharing the unique wisdom of their journey’s and echoing the Y Strong Girls motto. 

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Club member, surfer, KFMB-TV Meteorologist, and acclaimed chef, Shawn Styles took over the mic to begin the live auction. 

Y Strong Girl Member spoke about their experiences with Y-Strong Girls and how it impacted their lives.

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Auctioneer Mike Halloran (pictured).  City of San Diego Lifeguard Captain Maureen Hodges reiterated the Y Strong Girls message of: Stand Tall, Be Strong and Use Your Voice.

And the Stoke prevailed at evening’s end with Charter members  (left to right Mike Burner, Hank Warner,  Mickey Madden, LJ Richards, and Harold Reid  

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Windansea Surf Club

a 501(c)3 Non-Profit

PO Box  438

La Jolla,CA 92038


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