60th Anniversary of the WindanSea Surf Club!
The WindanSea Surf Club’s first ever charity event will be held at Duke’s in La Jolla, on May 5th 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 celebration of the 60th anniversary, funds raised at the event will benefit the Club’s non-profit charitable endeavors which include:
We hope you will save the date and join us for what promises to be a most memorable evening!
The admission price is $125 per person.
Early Bird ticket prices (before March 31st) are $110 per person, $200 per couple.
The evening of the event, $150 at the door.
If you would like to donate an item or experience to our auction, please contact:
Steve Sullaway at 619-890-5772, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Nyhan at 619-709-6356, email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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