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Ventana News, Info, and Tips

  • June 13, 2021
  • David Dennis

Opolis & Ventana: A Sustainable Collaboration

  People talk about finding their soul mate, but what about a ”soul business?” Is that even a thing? Well, we think it should be. Over the years, we’ve found several “soul businesses,” and among our favorite is Oplis Optics. Ventana + Opolis Giveaway Entering to win a $550 prize package is simple Tag a friend in the @Ventana or the @Opolis Instagram accounts....

  • May 07, 2021
  • David Dennis

5 Small Business Marketing Tips from Ventana

We've built the Ventana Surfboards & Supplies business around three brand values: artisanship, responsibility, and adventure. Social and environmental responsibility are important to us and, for us, part of being responsible is sharing with others our successes and failures…and we’ve had plenty of failures! In this list, we share some of the marketing we and our partner companies have found...

  • November 17, 2016
  • David Dennis

From Steinbeck To Surfboards: Famous Fishing Boat Surfs Back to the Sea

Lashed to the deck of a lumbering drilling ship that recently arrived in Moss Landing, California were planks of historic wood from what is arguably the most famous fishing vessel in the world. The Western Flyer, immortalized by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck in his book The Log from the Sea of Cortez was lost for dozens of years....

  • February 18, 2015
  • David Dennis

Art Honig's Piano

Tom and Mike Honig read a Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Haven Livingston about Ventana's use of recycled materials. They decided to pay homage to their father by donating his piano to us to use in the crafting of our surf products. This is the story of Art Honig and his piano. Learn more about Ventana's Upcycle Partner Program!

  • December 16, 2014
  • David Dennis

Making Beach Trash Candles

We started Ventana because we love the ocean, and we wanted to make surfboards and surf supplies for people who love it as well. Too many companies rely heavily on overseas manufacturing and toxic production methods to bring you your surf products. They may be less expensive, but these products aren’t doing the ocean any favors. So, we decided to...

About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies has the highest bars for artisanship and environmental responsibility. We create hollow-framed, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; eco surf apparel, and sustainable surf supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. The Ventana team lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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  •   craftspeople@ventanasurfboards.com
  •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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