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!
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 ukuleles from 11:00 – 12:00) with Authors Tom and Gayle Joliet. Come to our harbor location on March 7th and receive a FREE KD Trucker Hat with purchase while supplies last.
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 the community for the benefit of all, and offer the best products and customer service possible. And, says Wright: “it’s a great shop to be a part of once again!” Come in and visit GW for taste of the real surf culture of Dana Point. He’ll be happy to see you!
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 certain prevention methods will also be taught.
You can register for this training program and find more information online at www.MedTacOC.org
We hope to see you all there!
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 place in the parking lot just outside of the boardroom! We hope to see you all there!!
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 you are).
- If you are under 18, you will need a guardian’s signature.
- Pick the board you want to ride. Fill out the necessary form.
- Take the board out and rip! You choose the waves/tide/swell window.
- Try as many boards as you want (one at a time) to find the perfect board for you!
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 people, rather it is for the vast majority of people who attend the beach. This course will not only teach you how to prevent drowning, but will teach you the basics of how to save a drowning victim. Parents, the leading cause of death of small children is drowning, therefore that extra time it takes for first responders to arrive may not be enough time. Anyone 11 or older who is eager to learn the basics of CPR, AED’s, and other life saving techniques are encouraged to join us on July 27 from 8-12 inside the Dana Point Community House (24642 San Juan Ave, Dana Point). This course is taught by real certified instructors who are donating their time and energy to enable the average person to save a life.
To register fill out the forum (which can be found at Killer Dana) and email, or fax it to [email protected] or fill out the online registration at www.MedTacOC.org.
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 to preserve the coastal state parks. Make sure to mark your calendars. Ohana will be here from September 27-29. Tickets will be sold out soon, so get them now.
For more information about Ohana Festival and to purchase tickets visit https://www.ohanafest.com/
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 tuned to see the exact date.
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 will be free to enter, so make sure to stop by and check it out.
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 competition: Bethany Zelasko, Kai Diamond, and Ethan Grubbs. All in all everyone had a great time and it was definitely one to go see. I look forward to next years comp to see who comes out on top.
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 about double, moreover we will be carrying more long boards up to about 9’6″. The whole layout will be more appealing, just in time for the summer rush. The catch surf line up will be expanding as well, with boards ranging from the beater board to the way up to the 9’0″ log. Come stop by on April 13th to check out the all new boardroom.