Press & Media

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Recent Publications, Media and Showcases


VIDEO - Western Flyer Restoration + Ventana Surfboards

Western Flyer Foundation video by Chris Chase 


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


TV SHOW - Handcrafted America on April 26, 2016

Handcrafted America - Episode 10: INSP Network

Now streaming on Amazon Prime: Episode 10, Season 1  


FEATURE - Adventure Sports Journal

Adventure Sports Journal: Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards: Form, Function and Sustainability by Aloe Driscoll


Podcast - The Temple of Surf, Episode 12, Series 5

Temple of Surf Podcast with Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards by The Temple of Surf Podcast


 

FEATURE - The Surfer's Journal, Issue 26.3

The Surfer's Journal Issues 26.3

Quiver Me Timbers by Maxwell Klinger


 

DOCUMENTARY - Western Flyer Foundation

Western Flyer documentary

Western Flyer documentary by Adam Laiben


 

VIDEO - Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards video by Jed Rullman

Ventana Surfboards: Jed Rullman


 

NEWSCAST - KSBW Action News 8

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


 

PODCAST- The Kyle Thiermann Show

Ventana Surfboards - Martijn Stiphout & David Dennis by Kyle Thiermann


 

FEATURE - Four Seasons Magazine

Ventana in Four Seasons Magazine

Ventana Surfboards by Karen Rhodes


 

NEWS - Monterey Herald

Surfboards with a literary connection by Yasemin Saplakoglu


 

BLOG POST - Event Santa Cruz

Event Santa Cruz Blog

Top Five Reasons Why Ventana Surfboards is One of Our Favorite Santa Cru Brands by Matt Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz


 

PODCAST- Stupid Beautiful

Building a Life You Love with Martijn Stiphout and David Dennis by Travis Day


 

FEATURE - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Microsoft director translates his love of the sea into handcrafted surfboards by Rosellen "Rosie" Downey with photo by Vicki Thompson


 

PODCAST- Your Next Big Thing


David Dennis: Living Your Values - Surf, Tech, and Photography by Neal Metzler


 

PODCAST- Beyond the Buoy

Beyond the Buoy podcast

Ventana Surfboards & Supplies podcast by Zachariah Rollins


 

RADIO SHOW - Event Santa Cruz Radio Show on KSQD 90.7

Interviews with Ventana and Ventana partners with music from Carolyn Sills by Matt Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz


 

PODCAST- The Hero's Journey: Social Impact Leaders in Business

The Hero's Journey by Avni Creates - Ventana Surfboards

Artisanship, responsibility, adventure by Avni Creates


VIDEO PODCAST - Sawblade.com

Ventana's Martijn Stiphout on Sawblade.com

Sawblade.com Podcast Episode 16 on Vimeo by Jeremy Cross


 

INTERVIEW - Event Santa Cruz

Interview with Ventana co-founder, David Dennis by Matt Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz


 

NEWS - 90.3 KAZU NPR for the Monterey Bay

Santa Cruz Surfboard Makers Say China Tariffs Won't Make A Big Splash by Erika Mahoney


 

ARTICLE - Lookout Santa Cruz

Ventana Surfboards + Lookout Santa Cruz

The reclamation of the past dreams by Johanna Hickle


 

INTERVIEW - VoyageLA

Meet Martijn Stiphout - Ventana Surfboards - VoyageLA

Meet Martijn Stiphout by VoyageLA


 

INTERVIEW - ShoutOut LA

ShoutOut LA

Meet David Dennis by ShoutOut LA


 

BLOG POST - Santa Cruz Works

Santa Cruz Works

Ventana's David Dennis on Creating an Engaging, Authentic Social Media Strategy by Cat Johnson


 

BLOG POST - Visit Santa Cruz

Martijn Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards. Photo by Molly Ressler

A Surfer, Skater, and Glassmaker Give Scrap Material a Second Life by Molly Ressler


 

PODCAST - Shopify Masters Ventana Surfboards

How Instagram Brings Ventana Surfboards a Wave of Sales by Felix Thea


 

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

 


 

BLOG POST - Western Flyer Foundation

Ventana X Western Flyer Foundation

Artist Spotlight: Ventana Surfboards by The Western Flyer Foundation


 

INTERVIEW - Shoutout LA

David Dennis - ShoutoutLA

Meet David Dennis | Co-founder of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies by Shoutout LA


 

BLOG POST - Starter Story

Ventana on Story Starter

Ventana Surfboards & Supplies: Collector Surfboards and more by Pat Walls


 

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


 

ARTICLE  - Content Magazine

Content Magazine + Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards & Supplies: Surfboards that tell a story by Katie Shiver with photos by Stan Olszewski


 

BLOG POST - MiiR

MiiR + Ventana Surfboards

Weekend Agenda: Designing Function Art with Ventana Surfboards by Dalton Johnson


 

AWARD - Hop Culture Magazine

Ventana Maple Dawn Patrol by Humble Sea award from Hop Culture Magazine

The 20 Best Beers to Drink this Winter by Hop Culture Magazine


 

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


 

PODCAST - Misogi Radio

Misogi Method Radio

Interview with David Dennis by Jody B. Miller of Misogi News Network


 

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


 

INTERVIEW -  WorldClassPerformer.com

Short Life Lessons - David Dennis - WorldClassPerformer.com

Short Life Lessons from David Dennis by WorldClassPerformer.com


 

 VIDEO - This is How We Cruz

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


 

NEWS - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ocean Dream Fair

Quick Bites: Ocean-themed food truck and craft fair by Tara Fatemi Walker


 

NEWS - Santa Cruz Sentinel

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

and

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


 

PRESENTATION - Event Santa Cruz: Our Ocean

Ventana's Business Approach by David Dennis
Video shot by Matthew Swinnerton of Event Santa Cruz


 

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


 

BLOG POST - Entropy Resins

Entropy Resins + Ventana Surfboards

Ventana Surfboards: Functional, Unique Works of Art by Entropy Resins


 

BLOG POST - The 7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Creators

Entropy Resins + Ventana Surfboards

The 7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Creators by Entropy Resins


 

RADIO - Think Local First Radio with Matthew Swinnerton

NEXTies Award Winners: Martijn Stiphout and more


 

BLOG POST - Surfboards made from reclaimed wood

https://www.karmactive.com/sustainability/2520/

Surfboards made from reclaimed wood by Karmactive


 

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


 

INTERVIEW - LaunchBasket

Ventana on LaunchBasket
An interview with Ventana Surfboards co-founder, David Dennis 


 

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


 

FEATURE - Santa Cruz Record

Ventana Social Media Tips

David Dennis's 30 Social Media Takeaways from the 82% Micro Business Summit (SEE PAGE 3) by Cat Johnson


 

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


 

NEWS - Patch.com

 

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