Louis Deforest

Treasurer/Surf Team Captain

BSR Surf Resort

The Pendleton Surf Club has been established to spread the positive force of surfing and the sport to
the military members here on the base that make the sacrifice on a daily basis for the
freedoms of our country.

Camp Pendleton Surf Club Upcoming Events

VA Nat. Sum. Sports Clinic by AmpSurf
Aug. 7-12th, 2022

La Jolla Shores Beach

About This Event:
A week of sharing the healing power of Adaptive Surf Therapy with disabled Veterans from all over the country.



Surfing Madonna – Surf Camp for Special Needs Kids
July 16 – August 27, 2022

Ponto State Beach in South Carlsbad

About This Event:
Surfing Madonna Oceans Project hosts an incredible surf camp for kids with special needs. This program, which is completely free to all participants, is an opportunity for these youths to build their self-confidence as they learn a new skill and have fun! For many of the children, surfing is a dream they never thought possible for them. Realizing this dream can be life changing.



Surf Therapy Camp at La Jolla Shores
July 16, 2022

La Jolla Shores

About This Event:
We provide opportunities for healing and empowerment through surf therapy, mentorship, and life skills achievement programs for youth in foster and at-risk communities.



We talk about making change, we want and desire a better world. Well, these are ways to assist the future to be a better place. Between helping our active duty, veterans, and now the local community by helping kids, we are creating balance that will help so many people in intangible ways. I realize we can only do so much; I am asking you to do your best to participate, give a little of yourselves for others and watch how your life and family’s lives will change and grow for the better.

We have a busy summer ahead with plenty of activities to be involved with.  From supporting events for the active duty, veterans, and our local community with kids and adults alike, lend a hand. 

We are all getting into the water and enjoying ourselves with the warm water and south swells approaching.  Please be aware of the water conditions, your fellow surfers, and each other.  You never know when things could go wrong. 

Keep enjoying our local breaks and surfing as much as you can.  Please share your stories on our social media so we can share the epic summer ahead together.

Please have a safe and happy weekend, I hope to see you in the water and at some events.
Eric Franklin
Club President


The Big Bad and Ugly

When: February 19-20, 2022
Where: “The Rock” at Morro Bay
Host: The Estero Bay Surf Club

Gathering of the Tribes

When: March 12-13, 2022
Where: Churches State Beach
Host: Doheny Longboard Surfing Association

Rincon Invitational Team Surfing Benefit Event

When: March 19-20, 2022
Where: Rincon Point
Host: The Groundswell Society

Big Stick Logjam

When: April 23-24, 2022
Where: Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz
Host: The Big Stick Surfing Association

SCLU Memorial Day Invitational

When: May 28-29, 2022
Where: Steamers Lane
Host: Santa Cruz Longboard Union

37th Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest and Beach Festival

When: August 12-14, 2022
Where: Oceanside Pier
Host: Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club

Mission of the Camp Pendleton Surf Club

The Camp Pendleton Surf Club is made up of surfers on Active duty and their families who are stationed aboard Camp Pendleton. The club is also open to reservists, retirees, DOD personnel and all branches of service stationed aboard Camp Pendleton and surrounding community. The club has been established to spread the positive force of surfing and to the military members here on the base that make the sacrifices on a daily basis for our country’s freedoms.

Our club is fortunate that our base is located with 25 miles of coastline and some of the best breaks in Southern California, which we are privileged to have right in our own back yard. No matter what your level or degree of surfing is, you are invited to come and share your stories, make new ones, and become a member of our special club.

Pendleton Surf Club Gear

T’s, sweatshirts, hats, stickers, Jackets and more.
You can purchase these for family and friends.

All items will be available at club meetings.

The Pendleton Surf Club News

The news section is a collection of past events, current, surf and military related stories for you to enjoy.

A Veteran’s Mission to Help Others Through Surfing

A Veteran’s Mission to Help Others Through Surfing

A Veteran’s Mission to Help Others Through Surfing Local resident Eric Franklin is riding a wave of giving backPrint Title "A Wave of Giving Back"Published Friday, April 8, 2022By Bill AbramsBorn in Minnesota, Eric Franklin caught the surfing bug while going to high...

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project – June 19th

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project – June 19th

I wanted to thank the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project for giving our club the opportunity to assist with and volunteer teaching the young kids to surf. The smiles on the kids and the parents is worth the three hours given to help. We are at the Pier of Oceanside, on...