Category: Community


Friday, Feb.24th – Earth Day Surf Movie night

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community, Resources, Uncategorized.
Friday, Feb.24th – Earth Day Surf Movie night

Friday, February 24th – Earth Day Surf Movie night at The Mildred B Owen Concert Hall in Paciifca.

We are featuring “Women and the Waves 2” The filmmaker “Heather Hudson” will be on hand to talk story about making the movie. Also we will be showing clips from the 2015-2016 Mavericks Contest – Show times 6 PM and 8:30 PM. Tickets available at Sonlight Surfshop and Traveler – Tickets on line at www.pacificabeachcoalition.org – $15.00 advance & $20.00 at the door. This is a fund raiser for this years Earth Day.

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A new Powerlines Mavericks Movie to see

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community, Contest and Events Schedule, Uncategorized.
A new Powerlines Mavericks Movie to see

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Grom Infusion

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community, Member News.
Grom Infusion

Say what you will about groms (always under foot, clogging up the beach and surf, etc.), but they are our future and we love to see them in the club. Whether it’s at the Family picnic, the menehune event at the Big Chill Out or at our monthly meeting, they’re a welcome addition and a constant reminder that surfing is something special that should be shared. The April Club meeting featured two presentations by some of our younger members and their love of the ocean was crystal clear.

Sascha, a P-town based second grader, received a special accommodation from the Club for her essay on Oceans. Sascha waxed poetic on the special characteristics of the ocean and why Big Blue means so much to her. On behalf of the club, Izzy Szczepaniak presented Sascha with a certificate and one week tuition for …

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Chasing Mavericks Movie Night Was a Big Hit

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community.
From left to right: Frosty Hesson, Grant Washburn, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Peter Mel, Jeff Clark

By special permission from Fox Studios, Lynn Adams and the Pacifica Beach Coalition presented “Chasing Mavericks”, a surf movie about Santa Cruz surfing icon, Jay Moriarity and Frosty Hesson, his mentor. It was a sold out evening at the Mildred Owen Concert Hall, Sanchez Center, Pacifica last Saturday night.
One of the film’s producers lead a panel of Mavericks surfing stars along with Frosty Hesson, including current Mavericks Big Wave Contest champ, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, 2012 Mavericks winner Peter Mel, Mavericks founder Jeff Clark and Mavericks veteran contestant and film maker, Grant Washburn. All either surfed Mavericks as extras or played a role in the filming of the movie. We were entertained by their anecdotes around the adventure that went into the making of “Chasing Mavericks”.
Frosty Hesson talked about the philosophy of “Live Like Jay”. It was a thoroughly enjoyable night to remember.
Our president, Greg Cochran, played a large role …

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Max’s Kids and PPSC at Ride-A-Wave – A Very Special Day at the Beach

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community.
From left:  Myles Kleinfeld, Greg and Karen Cochran, Izzy Szczepaniak, Lisa Ryner, Christina Climer, Sarah Bucini-Lewkowitz, Danny Cortazzo

Members of the Pedro Point Surf Club volunteered their time on Sunday June 2nd at Ride-A-Wave (RAW) to help give kids with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave and experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach.  For many they say this is one of the best days of their life (!) and not just a special day for the campers, but also for all the volunteers.

Those helping out from our club that day included Izzy Szczepaniak, Greg and Karen Cochran, Sarah Bucini-Lewkowitz, Christina Climer, Myles Kleinfeld and me – Lisa Ryner.  We volunteered our time to be beach buddies, surfing assistants, workers at the food table, helpers to divvy out the wetsuits, helmets and life preservers to the kids, as well as participants in the set-up and take-down of the equipment, tents and sand …

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PPSC Annual Family Picnic, Frontierland Park, Sunday, Aug 5

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community, Member News.
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Ride-A-Wave Saturday, May 12, 2012 Cowell’s Beach Santa Cruz

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Pedro Point Surf Club in Community, Member News.
Ride-A-Wave Saturday, May 12, 2012  Cowell’s Beach Santa Cruz

Saturday, May 12, 2012, Cowell’s Beach, Santa Cruz

Under partly cloudy skies, 35 children and young adults with special needs gathered at Cowell’s Beach for a day with the Ride-A-Wave founder Danny Cortazzo and his spirited staff of volunteers to participate in surfing, kayaking, boogie boarding and have a fun day on the beach.

This year my son Brennan had the opportunity to be a participant.  We met the “check-in staff” at the Cowell’s Beach parking lot at 8:30AM, took care of paperwork and were assigned his “beach buddy” Lisa Ryner (PPSC member).  A “beach buddy” is a volunteer who stays with the participant the whole time making sure his or her special needs are met, that they have an opportunity to participate in all the water activities if they want to, give them some encouragement if they need it, and just have …

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Paddle Out for Jimmy Doran

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 by PPSC in Community.
Paddle Out for Jimmy Doran

Please join us at the south parking lot, Linda Mar Beach, in a memorial paddle out this Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2pm for long time Pacifica resident and Linda Mar surfer Jimmy Doran, who passed away Jan. 4 after a brief illness.

Jim came to Pacifica in 1973 and lived almost his whole life there. He was well known at Linda Mar Beach since he loved to surf. He got a skim board when he was very young and used to ride it along the surf’s edge. Later he learned to surf, and it became the love of his life.

About 20 years ago, he went to Costa Rica with a group of surfers. Costa Rica became his second love. He would travel there almost every November to surf and hang out with friends he had made there.

Jim also liked to …

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PPSC in the Media for Hosting Paddle Outs

Posted on Nov 15, 2011 by PPSC in Community.
PPSC in the Media for Hosting Paddle Outs

We’ve been losing far too many friends in surfing in the past couple of years, it seems. Those who were well known in the Linda Mar surfing community are often honored with a paddle out at Pacifica State Beach, Linda Mar. Since PPSC is the collective face of the Linda Mar surfing community, the club is host to this tradition of surf lore locally. This tradition in remembering the passing of surfing friends has caught the attention of the local media and a segment on the paddle out of Sky Parsons aired recently. Take a look below.

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Big Turnout for Lyle Johnson’s Paddleout

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 by PPSC in Community.

The surfing community honored one of their own Saturday, Feb. 26, with a “paddle out” in honor of Lyle David Johnson. Greg Cochran, president of the Pedro Point Surf Club, led the memorial with words of accolades of a giving man who was beloved by all. After words of memories the surfers grabbed their boards and in mass headed out through the surf. Once in calmer water they made a circle by clasping hands then raised their hands and shouted Johnson’s name. Finally, the surfers splashed the water and threw flowers into the circle.

Johnson was a founding member of the Pedro Point Surf Club and known by many as “Dr. Lyle” or the “board surgeon” because he repaired broken boards. Many stepped forward to remember what he had done for them at little or no charge. Cochran recounted how he …

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