Killer Dana Dana Point Harbor is your NEW SUP HQ! Since we opened our new DP harbor location in June, the local surf and SUP community has welcomed Killer Dana to the harbor with all the support and stoke of our original Del Prado location. Being close to both Baby Beach and Doheny State Beach makes a perfect marriage with our SUP and surfboard rental program. Come check out our new Killer Dana Surf Shop in Dana Point Harbor!
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Here’s Team Rider Charlie Denham pulling into a nice hollow left at Salt Creek. Thanks to Team Manager Mike Cruikshank, our Killer Dana Surf Team is loaded with young talent, bringing our stoke to local beaches from Laguna to Lowers. Not only does Charlie rip in all conditions, he’s also one heck of a Waterman – he recently spearfished a BIG corbina in the surf and was nice enough to treat our entire Killer Dana staff to some outstanding fresh fish tacos. Thanks Charlie, Keep on Shredding!
2020 marks the 49th Annual Dana Point Festival of the Whales, and the new Killer Dana Surf Shop harbor location will be a part of the festivities! The festival runs on March 7th and 8th and 14th and 15th. On March 7th both Killer Dana and DP Surf Club will participate in the Whale Parade, while at the harbor location, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Killer Dana will host a booth along with craft beer, local eats, local artisans and inflatables; all benefiting the Pet Project Foundation. Enjoy a book signing: “Alani and the Giant Kelp Elf” (and strumming […]
The OG is back at Killer Dana! Killer Dana has been riding the wave of two major milestones: the opening of our new shop in Dana Point harbor and the return of our original founder Gary Wright! After a hiatus where GW took some time to pursue his music career, the growth and community-focused direction that Killer Dana represents drew him back into the “authentic, community based hard-core surf shop” that has always been the foundation of Killer Dana. Our business is based on these guiding principles: honor and preserve the rich surf culture of Dana Point, be active in […]
This Saturday November 2nd, from 8:00am to 2:00pm come on down to Saddleback Church Lake Forest Campus for a complimentary Medical Training program on the 8 leading preventable causes of death of children, youth, and young adults. This is an ALL AGES event. There will be a complementary lunch provided for attendees along with the option to pay for the Heartsaver CPR/AED official certification card! Expect to learn about the American Heart Association CPR program, Stop-the-Bleed training, and other training to address some of the most common/preventable causes of death. Education on proper tools such as Epi Pens, Narcan, and […]
THIS SATURDAY October 19th from 6pm-9pm cruise on down to Killer Dana Surf Shop for a night filled with fun! –We teamed up with our friends over at San Onofre Surf Co and put together an all 70’s themed movie night! There will be FREE tacos, drinks, and Sano hats (free with any purchase of San Onofre products).– Show up in your best 70’s outfit and be ready to get your groove on, talk shop, and enjoy the surf films! There will be a prize for the best dressed so do not hesitate to go ALL OUT! – This will take […]
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH from 6:30PM-8:30PM head on down to Doheny State Beach for a guaranteed fun Halloween tradition. Wear your Halloween costumes, explore the craft and educational booths, earn tickets for prizes, stroll along the Spooky Walk, get a temporary tattoo, face paint, or just indulge in the Halloween snacks. Rangers, Lifeguards and other volunteers have pitched in to make this a really fun evening, FREE ADMISSION W/ ONE CAN OF FOOD PER PERSON!! Where: Doheny State Beach, Picnic Areas A & B. When: Sat. October 19th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Channel Islands is coming to your local surf shop! Here you’ll get the opportunity to ride any number of CI’s well known, shred tested, and World Tour approved surfboards. Models like the CI Fish, Twin Fin, Neckbeard, Rocket Wide, Happy, Fever, and many more right at your disposal! How do these FREE demos work? It is really quite simple. Demo dates: Tuesday August 6th, 2019 – Tuesday August 13th, 2019. Go to the demo store (Killer Dana) to pick your board. Make sure to bring an ID and credit card (it is free, but we need proof you are who […]
The Ocean takes about 3,500 people annually, and Med Tac’s goal is to reduce that number. Currently it takes professional first responders approximately 10 or more minutes to reach Dana Points beaches, subsequently some of the time that is not enough. Med Tac, Killer Dana, and Dana Point Surf Club are hosting a FREE training course, enabling bystanders to preserve the lives of injured surfers, body boarders, and swimmers. The main goal of this course is to give the ordinary person the skills to preserve a life until professionals arrive. This course is not targeted at one specific group of […]
Going on its 4th year, the Ohana Festival is coming back to Dana Point with headliners The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers performing over the festivals’ 3 days. Ohana consistently attracts a diverse group of people from around the country to enjoy performances from their favorite bands, all while taking in Dana Points amazing beaches, weather, and culture. Doheny State Beach hosts Ohana every year, thus the whole beach turns into a festival grounds. Ohana Festival is very intergrated with the California State Parks, so a portion of their proceeds goes to San Onofre Parks Foundation […]
Occasionally Firewire surfboards will drop off their truck to allow surfers to demo their boards. Being so desirable and also expensive, Firewire gives the opportunity for surfers to ride their boards for FREE to allow surfers to decide which one is the best for them. Try as many boards as you want to find which board is right for you. Try out these boards including but limited to Sci-Fi, Seaside, Go Fish, and Gamma. As of now we are not sure on the exact date we will be having the demo, but it will be sometime next month. So stay […]
This weekend in Dana Point, Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association will be hosting the 17th annual Doheny Surf and Art Festival. Around 100 different vendors from around the area will at Doheny, including Killer Dana. The festival is put on to show Dana Point’s surf history through art work, a surf contest, and the over all surf culture. A live band will be playing on the grass for the estimated 7000 people that are expected to attend over the 2 days. There will be retro/ vintage surfboards on display and for sale throughout the weekend. Best of all this event […]
Cosmic Creek, the annual surf competition that pays homage to retro-style surfing, happened this past weekend at Salt Creek. Being one of a kind in Dana Point, Cosmic Creek intertwines the retro-surf style with the new era of surfing. In this competition surfers ride on twins and single fins, hand shaped, from the 70’s and 80’s. With some hard competition this year, it was definitely an exciting day. A live band in the middle of the day kept the vibe going and the excitement at a high. We even had some of our own Killer Dana employees surfing in the […]
Since the 2017 renovation of the whole store, the board room has not changed much. On April 13th from 12:00-4:00, the Killer Dana boardroom will have its re-grand opening party. We will be having a BBQ with music and some fun games. With the help from Hippy, the KD crew has been working hard over the past few weeks to make the boardroom better than ever. Along with the Firewire boards that we already carry, we will now be carrying boards shaped by world class local shapers Timmy Patterson and Mark Ellis. The number of boards we carry will just […]
On March 30th the Dana Point Surf Club will be holding the first annual Dana Point Surf Shop Challenge. 26 surfers from each of the 5 local surf shops will compete for spots on the Dana Point Surf Team. The 5 shops competing will be Killer Dana, Infinity, Girl in the Curl, Hobie, and Jacks. Surfers will compete in different groups based on gender and age, as well as a long board division. The winners of each category will be given the opportunity to surf for Dana Point in the West Coast Board Rider Series. Killer Dana has quite an […]
Here at Killer Dana, some of our most popular boards are made by Firewire surfboards. Founded in 1981 in Western Australia, Firewire (then called Nev Surfboards) has a deep history of producing boards for the world’s best surfers. Beginning in the early 90’s with the invention of the computer shaping machine, Firewire began producing quality boards at an extremely fast rate. By 2004 they had transitioned into making almost all boards through machine shaping, finished with a high-density composite top and bottom. Today they manufacture 3 different types of boards: LFT (Linear Flex Technology), Helium, and Timbertek. LFT is the […]
If you have any brand of old rack pads and are looking to replace them, come on in to Killer Dana and we will trade you for some new ones, Free of Charge. This is a great opportunity to upgrade and support your local surf shop. Also this will give you a chance to win car of the week, another great promotion in which you could win a Killer Dana gift card if your car is spotted on the streets. This offer will be going on indefinitely but we are limited on stock…
The biannual car show of Dana Point will be happening next month, September 23rd. A show that focuses mainly on classic cars that you rarely see on the streets now days. Along with cars, you might get a glimpse of some rare bikes that have been fully restored to pristine condition. Free to the public, the show will be located between Violet Lantern and the PCH/ Del Prado Archway 10am- 3pm. Businesses will be open as well, everything from dinning to shopping, a great time to check out the Lantern District and all it has to offer!
If you’re visiting Dana Point or just a local looking for a fun summer activity, for the next four weeks on Sunday our city will be throwing live concerts at Sea Terrace Park. The concerts are free and all you would need to bring is a chair or blanket to sit on. A spirit garden will be on the premises and they will be offering beverages and BBQ food for purchase. Each Sunday a different band will be preforming and if your are looking for a familiar face the Killer Dana crew will be rocking out, and feel free to […]
The Killer Dana Crew is proud to announce that we have now been open for 27 years! We have gone through some ups and downs in the last couple years, but thanks to our awesome/ supportive community we have prevailed and will be right here with all your surfing needs for years to come. With the milestone being achieved we would love to invite the local community to our celebration BBQ. Going down Saturday June 16th, 12pm-3pm, we will be grilling up properly, tons of various grill items and of course cold drinks. Also a store wide sale all weekend […]
Ohana Fest. is coming back to Dana Point this year September 28th to the 30th! It has turned into one of the biggest events around, attracting some big name artists and providing a very scenic venue for all the action. Food and beverage options are abundant all weekend long making it an ideal summer weekend getaway option. If your not so keen on staying inside the park grounds, you can post up on the beach and listen to the jams that are going down feet from the sand. The family vibes are unreal and it is an experience that only […]
The Doheny Surf and Art Festival will be taking place on the Doheny State Park grounds June 23rd to the 24th, and will be celebrating the beach lifestyle this community shares. The event will feature live music from local bands, as well as art displays from artists that live in the area. For all the auto mobile enthusiasts, there will be a car show as well, featuring old school woodies! For anybody trying to get a taste of the trending surfing fashion, many vendors including ourselves will have a booth down there filled with clothing and other accessories. Hopefully we […]
The 20th annual Cosmic Creek will be going down June 2nd and 3rd this year and as always it will be at Salt Creek Beach Park in Dana Point. The contest offers a rare opportunity to ride boards from the 70’s and 80’s, primarily twin and single fins from private collections, and thanks to Vissla for increasing the board lineup even further. Age divisions range all the way from 16 and under to 45 and over, you might even get to see some old pros like Curren and Machado showing off their iconic style on iconic boards, or even new […]
The Dana Point Art festival will be back this year on June 10th, a free event for everybody to come see what the local artists have to offer! Covering the entire side walk of Del Prado Ave. it is quite amazing to see the talent and beauty of what this little town can produce. Other forms of art will going down too, live bands will be jamming in the streets putting on a show for everybody! Local restaurants will be open too with yummy eats and there will even be a wine and beer garden if you need to quench […]