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Recent Publications, Media and Showcases

 VIDEO - STARBUCKS Presents: "The Art of the Craft"


TV SHOW - Handcrafted America on April 26, 2016

Handcrafted America - Episode 10: INSP Network 


FEATURE - Adventure Sports Journal

Adventure Sports Journal: Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards: Form, Function and Sustainability by Aloe Driscoll


FEATURE - The Surfer's Journal, Issue 26.3

The Surfer's Journal Issues 26.3

Quiver Me Timbers by Maxwell Klinger


NEWSCAST - KSBW Action News 8

Central Coast surfboard company making eco-friendly products: KSBW Action News 8

NEWS - Monterey Herald

Surfboards with a literary connection by Yasemin Saplakoglu


VIDEO - Sharing the Ride

Sharing the Ride by FreeSoul Projects


AWARD - Save Our Shores Ocean Business of the Year 2015

Ocean Business of the Year 2015 by Save Our Shores


INTERVIEW - Martijn Stiphout with Craig Jones of The Wave Clock


 Interview about Ventana Surfboards & Supplies by Craig Jones


BLOG POST - Shopify Feature

How This California Pair Built a High-End Surf Brand with Upcycled Wood Scraps

How This California Pair Built a High-End Surf Brand with Upcycled Wood Scraps by Nicole Clark


PODCAST - The Impact Entrepreneur Show

Bootstrapping a Positive Change by Mike Flynn of The Impact Entrepreneur Show


BLOG POST - Lucky Brand Clover Journal

Lucky Brand x Ventana Surfboards & Supplies

Lucky Brand x Ventana Surfboards & Supplies by Lucky Brand



PRESENTATION - Blue Tech at the Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup


Old Craftsmanship Meets New Technology by David Dennis
Video shot by Matthew Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz


FEATURE - Santa Cruz Waves

Santa Cruz Waves - Ventana Handplanes

Hands Down Pure Fun - Ventana Handplanes by Neal Kearney


 VIDEO - Crafted in Santa Cruz

Ventana - Crafted in Santa Cruz

Martijn Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards and Supplies by Crafted in Santa Cruz


 VIDEO -  Lost Coast Adventure - Ventana + Tepui Tents + Santa Cruz Waves

Lost Coast Tepui Adventure from Michael Horn


 VIDEO - This is How We Cruz

"This is How We Cruz" by Event Santa Cruz and Visit Santa Cruz


NEWS - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest: Oasis, Ventana, Pelican House host Ocean Affair this weekend


Quick Bites: Oasis hosts Island Conservation fundraiser by Tara Fatemi Walker


RADIO - Off the Lip Radio Show

Off the Lip Radio with Ventana co-proprietors Martijn Stiphout and David Dennis


RADIO - Artist on Art

David Dennis & Martijn Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards


VIDEO - TEDx Santa Cruz Talk by David Dennis: Don't Quit Your Day Job

 David Dennis: TEDx Santa Cruz


RADIO - Think Local First Radio with Matthew Swinnerton

NEXTies Award Winners: Martijn Stiphout and more


RADIO - Think Local First Radio with Matthew Swinnerton

David Dennis of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies


RADIO - KUSP Reports: Environment

Blog post and audio interviews with Martijn Stiphout by JD Hillard


NEWS - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ventana Humble Sea

Quick Bites: Brewery, surf company collaborate on pale ale


VIDEO BLOG - Humble Sea Brewing Co.

 Ventana Spruce Pale Ale by Humble Sea Brewing Company


AWARD - ECOBOARD Project Gold Verification from Sustainable Surf

ECOBOARD Project Gold

ECOBOARD Project Gold Verification


NEWS - Good Times Weekly

Who's NEXTie? Martijn Stiphout by Amanda Edwards


NEWS - San Francisco Chronicle

Ventana Surfboards: Seaworthy art by Maria Gaura with photos by Jason Henry


NEWS - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Sentinel article about Ocean's Edge

Fair pilots standard for green events by Calvin Men with photos by Kevin Johnson


BLOG POST - Inspired By This

Inspired by This

10 Tips for the Morning of Your Wedding (Ventana Save-A-Surf Box featured as Groomsman's Gift) by IBT Girls with Photography by Brooke Borough


NEWS - Good Times Weekly

Green Swell: Local surfboard company greens up the industry with an eco-conscious business model by Haven Livingston


NEWS - Carmel Pine Cone

Carmel Pine Cone on Ventana Steinbeck Surfboar

Hang ten on a piece of history with the most literary surfboard (see Page 21) by Elaine Hesser


BLOG POST - Joyride by Joie de Vivre Hotels

Dawn Patrol

BLOG POST - Shopify Success Stories

How to sell surfboards online


BLOG POST - The Scuttlefish

A Surfboard Made from John Steinbeck’s House? Ventana Surfboards and Supplies Brings Historic California Back to Life in Their Upcycled Products by Carolyn Sotka

NEWS - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Just Add Water: Ventana, a window into wooden surfboards by Haven Livingston


Just Add Water: Surfers' Winter Wishes by Haven Livingston


BLOG POST - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Q&A: David Dennis -- living a well balanced life by Sara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief


BLOG POST - Santa Cruz Economic Development Office

Ventana Surfboards & Supplies: A Reclaimed Perspective on Craftsmanship by Rebecca Unitt


NEWS - Monterey County Weekly

Surf's Upcycled: Local craftsman builds custom surfboards from reclaimed materials




Hang It Up, Other Guys - There's A New Surf Company In Santa Cruz by Susan C. Schena


New Leaf Partners with Ventana Surfboards & Supplies to Support Ocean Conservation by Susan C. Schena


PRESENTATION - "Event Santa Cruz" Non-Starving Artists Night at "Design by Cosmic"

Martijn Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies


PRESENTATION - Pecha Kucha @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Making Ventana Surfboards a PechaKucha Presentation


BLOG POST - Feature by The Surf Office

Friends from the hood: Ventana Surfboards


RADIO AD - Ventana's Latest Advertisement for Off the Lip Radio

Listen to the latest Ventana Surfboards & Supplies Radio Ad


VIDEO - Santa Cruz Waves Live

Santa Cruz Waves Live featuring Neil Pearlberg and Tyler Fox

About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies sells hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; stringed musical instruments, and; eco surf apparel and supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. We live and work 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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  •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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