Laura Oergel is the chair for the Ventura chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and beaches. Oergel’s home coastal city of Ventura is known for being a surfing hot spot, with classic surf shops, iconic waves, and dog-friendly beaches. The surrounding under-the-radar Ventura County sits at the edge of California’s Central Coast and offers beautiful beaches, incredible hiking, and easy access to Channel Islands National Park.
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