Thursday, May 20, 2010


Ocean Beach Surf and Skate is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the new store front, located one block from the beach at 4976 Newport Avenue, formerly Rock, Paper, Scissors. The Grand Opening Kick-Off Skate Jam will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the shop, between Newport Avenue and Santa Monica Avenue.

After 10 years at the previous shop location on the corner of Newport Avenue and Cable Street, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate finally made their move to a larger location, a block closer to the beach on January 1, 2010. Taking only a week to move the entire shop, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate opened their doors at the new location on January 8, 2010. The new shop features a full parking lot next to the building for customers, a brand new shaping room, high ceiling displaying, owner, Rodger Caldwell’s large collection of classic surfboards and unlimited retail space.

The Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Grand Opening Kick-Off Skate Jam event will feature a street course skate ramp set-up for open skate session, a skate contest, live musical performances, vendor booths, parking lot sales, raffles and a silent auction all to benefit the Kona-California Scholarship (KCS), a fund that provides students from West Hawaii high schools a scholarship that will assist them in their dream to study in California after graduation.

The skate contest will kick off at 12:00 noon and will consist of a best trick contest and a game of skate, with open skate sessions and pro demos held before and after the skate contest. Skate contestants will be competing to win great prizes from our generous sponsors including, Cali’s Finest, Sector Nine, Prophecy Skateboards, ERGO, Globe, Pig, Toy Machine, Zoo York and many more.

While watching the skate contest and demos, participants will groove to live musical performances from local San Diego artists including Hazmatt (punk/reggae), Stick Figure (roots/reggae), The WATCHLIST (rock/indie) and the South Bay Wailers (roots/reggae). Presented by Cali’s Finest and Primo Beer, the event will also feature a signing by pro surfer, Adam Knox while Age of Aquarius (rock/punk band) will rock out. That’s not all though; vendor booths, Indo Board demos and blow-out, parking lot sales will rally round this kick-off event!

To help aid in the fundraising of the KCS, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and the KCS have reached out to the local community, collecting incredible gifts for a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds from the auction and raffle will be donated to the KCS, as will the $5 skate contest entry fee. Keeping this event green and environmentally friendly with their recycle bins is NuCycle Recycling and Waste Solutions, a San Diego based company that is committed to making the process of recycling easy, and provide the necessary training, and tools for businesses to implement a successful, cost effective recycling program into current operations.
The Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Grand Opening Kick-Off event is FREE and open to the public. The skate contest is open to all ages and there will be a $5 donation for contest entry. Contestants can register at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate or on the day of the event. The open skate session is free and helmets will be permitted for all skaters under 18 years old.

For more information about the Ocean Beach Surf  and Skate Grand Opening Kick-Off, please email Lanette Jorgensen, at or call (619) 225-2317. Hope to see you all there!

The Union Express showing at Surf on the Silver Screen!


What better way to spend a Tuesday night then with at The Pearl Hotel for Surf on the Silver Screen movie nights hosted by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate? Held on the last Tuesday of each month from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., this fun event will feature the latest surf flicks projected onto a huge outdoor screen, as well as free raffles, gourmet burger and beer specials, $3 Coronas and tons of fun!

Kick back pool side, in a cabana, or inside at the lounge at this hip and newly remodeled hotel and check out this month’s hottest surf flick: The Union Express on May 25, 2010. Directed by award winning, Josh Landan, The Union Express follows former ASP World Championship Tour competitor, Timmy Curran as he rides the infamous Amtrak up and down the California coast. On his journey, Curran stops at major surf spots along the way, meeting up to surf with friends including Dane Reynolds, Taylor Knox, Rob Machado, Damien Hobgood and Cory Lopez.

For more information, contact Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at (619) 225-0674 or to reserve a table for the night’s event, call The Pearl Hotel at 619.226.6100.

The Pearl Hotel is located at 1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92106.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cricket Campus Rail Jam Tour hits San Diego with 25 Tons of Snow!

With summer just around the corner, 25 tons o snow is the last thing you'd expect to see at San Diego's very own, Qualcomm Stadium. Here to shake things up this Friday, May 7, 2010 is the Campus Rail Jam Tour! Kicking off at 5:00 p.m. at the Northeast parking lot areas at the Q, the 2010 Campus Rail Jam will be one action packed event! Not only will they be trucking in 25 tons of snow to build the 25 ft x 100 f skiing and snowboard course, the event will also feature a massive rail jam ski and snowboard contest, a skateboard half pip from Jim Bell Skateboard Ramps, live skateboard demos from Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, Prophecy Skateboards and other pro riders, killer beats dropped by local San Diego DJ's and interactive vendor booths. Rail Jam contestants will all compete for a cash purse and tons of other prizes from snowboards and skis to jackets and boots. Be sure to also stop by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate's booth to demo Indo Boards, enter to win a FREE Prophecy skateboard deck and receive $10 OBSS dollars. The Campus Rail Jam Tour is a free event and there will be free parking at Qualcomm as well. For more information visit the event website or register for the rail jam competition, click here.