Young surfers can sign up for annual Menehune contest in La Jolla Shores

From WindanSea Surf Club Reports

Children to age 16 are invited to compete in the “By Kids for the Kids” contest sponsored by the WindanSea Surf Club Saturday morning, Oct. 4 at La Jolla Shores. The event is expected to attract young surfers from Southern California, Baja California and Hawaii.

Youth who would like to participate can visit for details, registration and payment of the $55 entry fee. Contestants who register before Sept. 19 avoid the $10 late fee.

This year, young leaders of the WindanSea Surf Club are stepping up to lead the event, which will be more environmentally sustainable than ever before. Lorenzo Villela invites families to “a fun event where you can show your skills and talents.” Matt Perreault says the contest “doesn’t just benefit the surfers — it also benefits the young people running the event, who learn more about putting on a surf contest.”

Liam Parr calls it “a ton of fun for the kids with sweet drawing prizes at a fun pizza party the night before at the La Jolla Recreation Center.” Maddy Perreault says the contest “gives groms a chance to learn about the history of the club and its influence on competitive surfing.”

The contest is also a fundraiser for the WindanSea Surf Club’s community service projects, including “Two Days at the Beach” for children from St. Vincent de Paul’s Village and “Special Surfers” held in July and August. The club is dedicated to promoting excellence in our ocean and community, as well as protecting the coastal environment. For more details, contact Steve Jenner at (619) 548-3865 or or visit