Why Ventura Models Itself After a Dog’s Life

ventura surfing haole dog

by Visit Ventura

He’s got his own beer (Haole Boy Lager; Rincon Brewery), his own surf wax-scented candle (Haole Boy Candles; also available at Rincon Brewery), his own facebook page, and his own book (well, co-authored: “Ride The Wave, Love Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog”). On September 5th, he appeared on “The Today Show,” charming America, and everyone on the set.

But as someone once said about fame, it’s fleeting.

haole today show

Here’s what matters…

Haole volunteers with “A Walk on Water,” a water therapy organization for special needs children.

He surfs the Cove at C Street with happy abandon, and he loves to share waves.

He is brave, fighting cancer with a labrador’s loopy smile and rock-solid will (100 percent of the sales of Rincon Brewery’s Haole Boy Candles goes toward his medical costs.) Haole will not give in.

“I will continue to live my absolute best life.”

Sure, he has his weaknesses (McConnell’s Ice Cream), but Haole sees things clearly.

“Your greatness isn’t what you have, it’s what you give.”

It would be a better world if we were all a bit more like Haole.

As Ventura’s ambassa-dog, this local had a lot to say about his favorite places to check out in the place he calls home.


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