The 2012 Naval Base in Ventura County announced California local superstar, Dane Reynolds, as the champion of the latest contest at Point Mugu.
Point Mugu is one of California’s best surf locations due to the submarine canyon and sanbars combining to give it uniquely surfable waves. So… what’s the catch? It’s only available to military personnel, with the exception of two days each year. The 2012 Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu Contest gives any athlete the opportunity to take advantage of this rare location to enjoy a phenomenal break.
“It’s great that we can take our little slice of heaven and open it to the community. It’s also a good opportunity to show off the base,” stated Captain Larry Vasquez, the Commanding Officer of NBVC.
Roughly 7,500 fans joined the athletes on the beach this past weekend to be a part of the exciting two-day event. Professional surfer, Dane Reynolds (recently inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame, jumped on the opportunity to surf one of his favorite spots and ended up dominating the entire Men’s Division with a couple of perfect 10 scores.
“It’s one of my favorite waves that I’ve ever surfed,” Dane told the Ventura County Star. “It’s a pleasure just to get to surf here for the weekend, especially with only four people out in your heats and stuff. That’s the main attraction I feel like for this event.”
The other Open Division competitors included Matthew Merel, Coast Guard Machinery Technician 2nd Class, who has claimed the title for Military Division for 4 years in a row, Cory Arrambide, Christian Fletcher, Mary Osborne and Robert Weiner.
The main sponsor of this year’s competition was the Navy Region Southwest Sustainable Solid Waste Management Program. Don’t miss next year’s event at the coastal gem, Point Mugu.