Welcome to The Dana Point Wave, part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. Located in beach-side Dana Point, California, take a deep dive into excursions, events, attractions, stays and so much more that will make every visitor want to become a local. Come ride the wave with us!
This week’s episode of the Dana Point Wave podcast is bittersweet – this is Rachel’s final episode and the finale of Season One. To celebrate all of the fun that we’ve had, Cali, Rachel and producer Adam each selected a clip and reminisced about their favorite episodes. Let us know which episode of the Dana Point Wave was your favorite on our social media pages on Instagram and Facebook!
12/27/2022 | 20 min
Mike Foster, a partner of the Killer Dana Shop, is a passionate surfer who worked with the Dana Point community to save Killer Dana from closing down during the Great Recession. He joins Cali and Rachel to talk about his lifelong passion for surfing, what makes Killer Dana iconic and the lessons he and his wife learned as first-time business owners.
12/13/2022 | 38 min
Alex Stall, the sales and marketing coordinator at Visit Dana Point, joins Cali and Rachel to talk about what she does for the organization. She also discusses her bond with Rachel over Bravo TV shows and her fun experiences in Dana Point. Alex also talks about some of the new things that she’s learned about Dana Point since she started in her role.
11/22/2022 | 16 min
Cali and Rachel are having a beach day on The Dana Point Wave! While hanging out at Doheny Beach, they meet people who share what they love about Doheny Beach and Dana Point. Cali and Rachel also bring up some of the other fun beaches that you can visit in Dana Point like Strands Beach, Baby Beach and Capistrano Beach.
11/8/2022 | 22 min
Dana Yarger is the gallery director of The Dana Bay Gallery which hosts a variety of exhibits and pieces for the public to see. He joins Cali and Rachel for this episode of The Dana Point Wave, where he talks about his work with the gallery and some of the various artists he has featured over the years. He also discusses his work with Elephant Parade USA and their hand-painted elephants.
10/25/2022 | 25 min
For the second time in three episodes, a political figure is a guest on The Dana Point Wave. This episode’s guest is Mayor Pro Tem Mike Frost, who talks about some of his favorite activities to do in Dana Point and the story of his wedding at Dana Point’s very own Ocean Institute. He also talks about his job as the Mayor Pro Tem and how important tourism is for Dana Point’s future.
10/11/2022 | 33min
Book your tee time for this episode of The Dana Point Wave, in which Jackie Riegle of Monarch Beach Golf Links joins Cali and Rachel to talk all about her course. Learn about Monarch Beach Golf Links’ friendly atmosphere, Jackie’s history as a golfer and more!
9/27/2022 | 26min
On this special episode of The Dana Point Wave, Joe Muller, the mayor of Dana Point, joins Cali and Rachel. Listen to him share how he got into politics, what he loves about Dana Point and why his favorite part about being the mayor is the parking.
9/13/2022 | 25min
Come celebrate Dana Point’s rich nautical history at the 38th annual Ocean Institute Maritime Festival. On this episode of The Dana Point Wave, Rachel and Cali break down all of the exciting events at the festival; such as cannon battles, the Pirate and Mermaid Ball and Mermaid Swim Shows!
The Ocean Institute Maritime Festival
8/23/2022 | 18min
This episode of The Dana Point Wave is all about marine life as Dr. Wendy Marshall joins Cali and Rachel to give us the rundown on the Ocean Institute. Listen to learn more about what people can experience at the institute and a fun fact involving the creator of Spongebob Squarepants and the Ocean Institute.
8/9/2022 | 26min
Go on an adventure with Cali and Rachel to experience Dana Point’s hotspots in a very immersive episode of The Dana Point Wave. Listen as they travel throughout Dana Point and detail every stop on their trip, such as Monarch Beach Golf Links, iHeart Yoga, and Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari.
7/26/2022 | 15min
Get ready for an ocean adventure! Gisele Anderson, the vice president of Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, joins Cali and Rachel to give you the rundown on what it’s like to go dolphin and whale watching. She also details the history of Captain Dave’s and tells a fascinating story about how the Dana Point community helped out on a whale disentanglement.
7/12/2022 | 47min
On this episode of The Dana Point Wave, Anthony Small from Music Preserves Foundation joins Cali and Rachel to discuss his passion for music and how that influences his role at the foundation. Listen to this episode all the way through for a special treat from Anthony.
6/14/2022 | 34min
On this episode of The Dana Point Wave, Cali and Rachel record together in person for the first time in show history! Their guest for this week is Vickie McMurchie, the chamber’s executive director. Listen as she discusses her responsibilities and experiences working with the chamber.
6/14/2022 | 23min
Grab your surfboard and get ready to catch some waves as Candice Appleby of the Ocean Academy. Join us on The Dana Point Wave. Listen as she discusses her accomplishments in surging and standing up paddle boarding, and what the Ocean Academy has to offer!
5/31/2022 | 33min
In this episode of The Dana Point Wave, Elsa Stuart of iHeartYoga joins Cali and Rachel to discuss her passion for yoga. Learn more about how she got started practicing and what iHeartYoga has to offer!
05/17/2022 | 30min
In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Vicki Patterson, Founder of Stand Up To Trash. Learn about how to make a positive impact on the health of our oceans, both on and off the beach.
05/03/2022 | 21min
Sandy Chiu, the director of sales and marketing at Laguna Cliffs Marriott & Spa, joins us this week. We talk about every aspect of what Laguna Cliffs has to offer, and why this is one of Dana Point’s best accommodations for all ages and events.
04/12/2022 | 24min
In this week’s episode, Donna Kaelez from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching joins us. Learn how Donna’s father, Don Hansen, left his mark on Dana Point after passing in January of 2022, and why Dana Point is the whale watching capital of the world.
3/22/2022 | 30min
Join us for the first ever episode of the Dana Point Wave. In this episode, co-hosts Cali Oram and Rachel O’Neill-Cusey take a deep dive into Visit Dana Point and what all the destination has to offer. From lodging, to restaurants, to whale watching — there’s something for all ages to enjoy in Dana Point.
3/8/2022 | 16min