Wednesday, March 19, 2008


USDSA needs your vote for the location and date of the 2009 World Deaf Surfing Championships (WDSC).

There is a panel in Hawaii that decides when contests happen, so the exact date of the contest is not left to USDSA to decide.

Out options are to either have the contest during the summer (end of July to August) on the south shore, or during the winter (November to December) on the north shore. USDSA requests the general time frame, but the exact contest dates are decided by the Hawaii government.

Ray Rapozo, WDSC Contest Director, explains the pros and cons of north shore versus south shore is this vlog.

Active members, please email your votes to by Sunday, March 23, 2008 6:00pm HST.

For help on becoming an active member, you may email,, or contact your regional representative.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Due to inclement weather, there will be no surf session at San Onofre tomorrow but...

Thanks Jon for posting the video!

Go to for the transcript...

Quick Information:

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at La Galette Creperie
612 Avenida Victoria,
San Clemente, CA

California Surf Museum to follow...
223 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA

Map of the restaurant:

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Map of the surf museum:

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Paul McDonnel in a Bad Place at the Pipeline

"Here's a picture of a bad place to be at pipeline... :-O That's what happens when one sits deeper than everybody else consistently. Only one other surfer out that day. About 15 bodyboarders. Pipe was crazy and out of control. All the pros and locals were sitting on the beach gawking at the waves. A lifeguard tried to keep me from paddling out. I don't blame him - Haole and on a longboard no less."

Sent by Paul McDonnell via E-mail 

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Here is the video about the surf gathering on Sunday, March 16th! Click here to go to for the transcript.

Thanks Jon for posting the video! =D

Quick Information:
Surf Contest at San Onofre State Beach
Sunday, March 16th, 2008
Meet there before 6 a.m. for good parking!

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