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.

Pendleton Surf Club Spring Schedule

Point Mugu Surf Contest, presented by Ventura County Coast

Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu

May 25-26, 2024
7 am – 5 pm

The Navy is opening the base to show case one of the best surf spots in southern California.

Open to the public

Free admission & parking

Surfing, live music, corn hole tournament, vendors, & more

More details coming soon. | No Navy Endorsement Implied.

VA Summer Sports Clinic

Now is the time to start recruiting for the 2024 NVSSC team. If you want to volunteer (non-VA staff, including active duty volunteers) that are either new or returning, please register and upload your completed documents (attached) using this online registration link by the April 1, 2024 deadline.

All information is here at this link.  Mind you if you volunteer, you must be able to get to and from the event.  The VA is not sponsoring hotels or meal cards at this time.

This is a great event that goes every year at La Jolla Shores.  I have been doing it for over 10 years now and it is the most rewarding event.  Veterans of all ages and disabilities come from all over the United States to partake in several activities throughout the week.  You can volunteer at whatever sport you like or are comfortable with, but I am choosing the surfing event. 

Please look at the site for information and then submit your forms accordingly. 

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.

I hope to see you in the water and at some events.
Eric Franklin
Club President


The Big, Bad and Ugly

When: March 9-10, 2024
Where: The Rock, Morro Bay
Host: Estero Bay Surf Club

Gathering of the Tribes

When: April 20-21, 2024
Where: Churches State Beach
Host: Doheny Longboard Surfing Association

Big Stick Logjam

When: April 27-28, 2024
Where: Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz
Host: The Big Stick Surfing Association

SCLU Memorial Day Invitational

When: May 25-26, 2024
Where: Steamers Lane
Host: Santa Cruz Longboard Union

39th Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest and Beach Festival

When: August 9-11, 2024
Where: Oceanside Pier
Host: Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club

Malibu Surf Association

When: Mid-September, 2024
Where: Malibu Point
Host: Malibu Surf Association

Tourmaline Club Classic

When: Mid-October, 2024
Where: Tourmaline Surfing Park
Host: CSC and PBSC

SSA Return to the Reef

When: Mid-October, 2024
Where: Cardiff State Beach
Host: Swamis Surfing Association

WindanSea Surf Club Contest

When: Mid-November, 2024
Where: La Jolla Shores
Host: WindanSea Surf 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.

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...