Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Nights and Surf Movies at The Pearl Hotel!

Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Presents Surf on the Silver Screen

Summer is finally here and 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: Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables on June 29, 2010. Directed by the ever talented, Steve Cleveland, Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables journies across the world with Cleveland as he captures the very best surfers such as Duane DeSoto and Joel Tudor, shredding on everything from single fin logs, high performance longboards, eggs, fish, twin fins and more!

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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6th Annual OBSS Skate Jam at the OB Street Fair

That’s right: it’s finally time for Ocean Beach Surf and Skate’s 6th Annual Skate Jam at the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off! Previously held on Cable Street between Newport Avenue and Santa Monica, this year the Skate Jam will be held in parking lot of Ocean Beach Surf and Skate’s new shop, located in the heart of the street fair at 4976 Newport Avenue. This years Skate Jam will also feature our all new 3ft Mini Ramp as well as an awesome street course, a DJ spinning killer beats, great prizes and tons of free swag. Open skate sessions will run before and after the skate contest which will kick off at 1:00 pm. Following the jam will be a live demo from some of the industries hottest skateboarders, as well as an awards ceremony for contest winners and contestants. The 6th Annual OB Street Fair Skate Jam is FREE and open to all ages and abilities. Entry forms are available at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate. Helmets are required for all participants under 18 years old.

Skate Jam Schedule
  •  10:00 am – 12 noon: Open Skate
  • 12 noon – 1:00 pm: Practice
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Skate Contest
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Live Demo
  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Open Skate

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


South County celebrating the final score at the Red Bull Rivals. Photograph by Julia Borysewicz.
San Diego's South County and Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Claim Victory at the 2010 Red Bull Rivals Surf Competition

Last Saturday, Red Bull Rivals brought shoulder to head high sets throughout the day. Scores were close and the rivalry heated up as the day went on, but South County came out on top. Team captain of the winning south county team Josh Morse says, "Red Bull Rivals was a super unique format that brought out the best talent in both regions but more than anything it boosted South County's camaraderie as well as the team's confidence. It also legitimized our representation within the surf industry."                

Final result:
North County: 144.5
South County: 153.0.
Jeremy Sommerville for North County brought in the highest scoring wave of the day with a 9.0 after hitting three big backside snaps. Second highest scoring wave coming from North County from Sean Marceron with an 8.5 with three backside turns all the way down the beach. Highest combination score of the day goes to South County's Layne Harrison with a combined score of 22.0 with an 8.0 following it up with a 7.0
 South County Surfer, Julian Mullins during the Red Bull Rivals. Photograph by Julia Borysewicz.

The Red Bull Rivals format is ten man-on-man heats with tag team format. 20 minute heats with a maximum of five waves and the top two scoring waves going to teams overall score. Losing team gave up four surfboards to the winning team to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Surfrider Foundation. Red Bull professional surfer Jamie Sterling says, "Red Bull Rivals was a ‘nice’ way to pit both counties against each other, but deep down inside these guys were going for blood."    

South County Team:
Julian Mullins, Layne Harrison, Kyle Knox, Nick Jiampa, Mark Schneider Jr., Justin McBride, Jordan Gaudet, Nick Kovack, Josh Morse, & Nate Cintas. 

North County Team:
Jeremy Sommerville, Zach Rhinehart, Steven Moore, Cooper Jones, Austin Ware, Adam Knox, Sean Marceron, Darrell Goodrum, Shey Yates, & Eric McHenry.             

Friday, June 4, 2010


Support San Diego's South Counties' hottest surfers this Saturday in the Red Bull Rivals!

Red Bull Rivals is a one day surf event pitting San Diego’s North and South County locals against each other. Tapping into an area that consistently churns out heavy-hitters in the surf world, the contest will showcase some of the most talented local up-and-comers. Surfers from each county will be invited to battle it out in a head-to-head competition at Ocean Beach for ultimate bragging rights.

Two teams of 10 will be chosen by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate in the South and Quiver Boardworks and Cole Surfboards in the North. Unique to this contest, the surfers will compete in a tag team format, where one surfer from North County and one from South County will enter the water together and surf their best three waves. They will then run to shore and tag a teammate to go out and do the same; judges will score the best two waves of the three for each surfer and at the end of the day the team with the most points wins. The losing team must give up their surfboards to the winning team, and the winning team will then donate the boards to the Surfrider Foundation.

WHO: Twenty of San Diego’s best local surfers, trying to win bragging rights for themselves and their county. Judges will include: Pro surfer Jamie Sterling and ASP qualified (judging) professionals.
Team South:
  •  Josh Morse
  • Julian Mullins
  • Kyle Knox
  • Mark Schneider Jr.
  • Ian Rotgans 
  • Justin McBride
  • Layne Harrison
  • Nick Jiampa
  • Jordan Gaudet
  • Nick Kovack
Team North:
  • Jeremy Sommerville
  • Eric McHenry
  • Zach Rinehart
  • Steven Moore
  • Cooper Jones
  • Ricky Lovato
  • Adam Knox
  • Sean Marceron
  • Darrel Goodrum
  • Shea Yates

WHERE: Ocean Beach Pier (at the end of Newport Ave.), San Diego, CA

WHEN: Saturday, June 5, 2010

  • 8:30am-9:30am: Athlete Registration
  • 9:30am-10:15am: Practice/Warm-Up
  • 10:30am: First Match-Up
  • 3:30pm: Last Match-Up
  • 4:15pm-4:30pm: Winner Announced & Awards Ceremony