Tuesday, November 23, 2010

6th Annual Holiday Skate Jam

Deck the Halls of Newport Avenue with Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at the 6th Annual Holiday Skate Jam on December 4, 2010. Located at the 31st Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade and Kids Fun Zone in the OB Pier Parking Lot, the Holiday Skate Jam will feature open skate sessions, a best trick contest and game of skate, as well as amazing prizes from Sector 9, Habitat, Alien Workshop, Dizm Eyewear, Aerial7, Zooyork, PIG Wheels, Toy Machine, Foundation, ERGO, Koastal Skateboards and many more!

The Jam will run from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. but will be closed during the parade from 5:05 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration is open to all ages and abilities and is 100% FREE, so stop by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and fill out an entry form today! Same-day sign ups are also available, but be sure to get there early because registration will close at 11:00 a.m.


10am – 1pm: Open Skate / Practice
1pm – 4pm: Game of Skate & Best Trick Contest
4pm – 5pm: Awards / Open Skate
7pm – 9pm: Open Skate

Monday, November 22, 2010

Who is J.O.B?

Join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate for the Point Loma showing of Jamie O’Brien’s latest film, Who is J.O.B. at The Pearl Hotel. The Surf on the Silver Screen event will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with the premier beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Held on the Last Tuesday, every month, Surf on the Silver Screen features the latest surf films, killer food and drink specials including a gourmet burger and beer combo, Red Bull drink specials, as well as a raffle with great prizes from Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, Ocean Experience Surf School, The Pearl Hotel, Red Bull and other event sponsors.

Kick back pool side, in a cabana, or inside the lounge at this newly remodeled, hip hotel and check out Who is J.O.B. After spending 2 years filming, Who is J.O.B. showcases some of the best surfing this year while taking viewers deep into the personal life of Jamie O’Brien. In additional to the killer surfing, O’Brien’s personal touch makes this film a truly memorable, surfing documentary.
Join us for this unforgettable adventure on the silver screen and under stars on The Pearl’s outdoor patio, Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Admission to this event is FREE and open to the public. The screening of Who is J.O.B. will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the raffle followed immediately after.

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

Friday, November 19, 2010


OBSS is excited to announce the first ever, OBSS RAMPage- a mini-ramp skate contest located inside the newly expanded store.  Held on Sunday, November 28th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, this will be the concluding event to the 3-day Thanksgiving weekend madness. There is a $5 entry fee, but winner takes home the pot! Entry forms available at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate.

OB Surf and Skate Expansion Fiesta!

Help celebrate our new store expansion on Saturday, November 27th from 12noon - 5:00pm in the OBSS Parking Lot. The event will feature groovy music, old fashioned BBQ, tons of vendor booths, open skate and skateboard demos, store-wide savings and much more!

Black Friday Parking Lot Sale!

Thanksgiving Weekend Madness at OBSS!

Join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate for a 3-day weekend of events! On Friday, November 26th through Sunday, November 28th daily events will be hosted at the all new, expanded surf & skate shop! See flyers below!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Voted "BEST SURF SHOP" and "BEST SKATE SHOP"

We would like to thank everyone for voting Ocean Beach Surf and Skate "BEST SURF SHOP" and "BEST SKATE SHOP" in San Diego CityBeat's 2010 Best Of Readers Poll. From our move in January to the store expansion in October, 2010 has been a huge year for the shop. We are extremely greatful for all of the support from loyal customers like yourself, which keeps us moving forward, each and every day.

As a token of our appreciation, please take advantage of the below coupon and ad, which can found in the Nov. 10th issue of the SD CityBeat. We would also like to invite you to join us in our upcoming EXPANSION PARTY, which will be held in our parking lot on Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 12noon - 5:00 p.m. Details will be announced soon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kickflipping Budget Cuts, One Shuv-it at a Time

Despite the rainy-day weather, skaters of all ages and abilities joined forces on October 23, 2010 to battle the budget cuts that local school, Ocean Beach Elementary faced this year. Located at Robb Field Skate Park, the inaugural Skate for the Kids BBQ and Skate Jam was a success and event organizer Ocean Beach Surf and Skate along with sponsors, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Dizm Eyewear, SUPERbrand Apparel, AERIAL7 and Boardwalk Ice Cream Co., couldn’t be happier.
"This was a great opportunity to have fun with the kids and give back to the community, all while raising money for a great cause," says owner of Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, Rodger Caldwell.
Pro and Am skaters including Tosh Townend, Cano Cardenas, Marius Syvanen and Austyn Gillette also came out to support the cause and spend the day with the kids.
"It was awesome to see how excited the kids were to not only meet their role models, but spend the day with them," recalls Ryan Collins, General Manager of Ocean Beach Surf & Skate.
With the help of event sponsors, the raffle alone raised over $1,000 and Boardwalk Ice Cream Co, raised over $200 in ice cream sales, all which was donated to Ocean Beach Elementary School. The donation will be used towards the school’s art and music programs, which due to drastic budget cut, are completely funded by PTA fundraising, gracious donors and special events such as the Skate for the Kids BBQ and Skate Jam.
Knowing that the battle of the budget cuts will be ongoing, Ocean Beach Surf & Skate and event sponsors were excited for the victory of this inaugural event and look forward to the 2nd Annual Skate for the Kids event next fall.
"I am so happy that the Skate for the Kids event was a success- in this economy, anything helps and to be able to give back to the kids of Ocean Beach is amazing," says Lanette Jorgensen, PR Director of Ocean Beach Surf & Skate. "We have seen a huge response from numerous organizations interested in joining the cause so we anticipate very big and exciting things for next year’s event."
Check out more pictures from the First Annual Skate for the Kids BBQ and Skate Jam at the Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Fan Page.

For more information about the First Annual Skate for the Kids BBQ and Skate Jam or to join the cause, contact Lanette Jorgensen at (619) 225-2317 or email lanettej@obsurfskate.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Tribute to Surfing Legend, Andy Irons

Andy Irons
July 24,1978 –  November 2, 2010

Ocean Beach Surf & Skate and Ocean Experience Surf School would like to dedicate this post to Andy Irons. A truly innovative surfer whose contributions to the sport of surfing will be forever remembered.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Irons family and friends.

A true tragedy. May he rest in peace.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Expands!

Have you been in the new Ocean Beach Surf & Skate? On Monday, September 27, after closing, we began the renovations to the building that would bring down the wall dividing our retail space from the rest of the edifice. Instead of occupying only the western 2,700 square feet, we are now in the whole 7,000 square foot space. When we moved less than a year ago from up the street, owner Rodger Caldwell knew that there was huge potential with the space. For about 10 months we operated in approximately the same size shop as our old 4881 Newport Avenue location, and Caldwell knew we were bursting at the seams and recognized the need for immediate expansion.

Staff came in practically around the clock to aid in tearing down the wall, touching up paint, cleaning, and anything and everything else that went into the expansion. Two days after shutting, we opened in our new incarnation at 4976 Newport Avenue in time for the Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 29, at 3 p.m.

If you have not yet seen our new space, we invite you to come check it out! The new OBSS gives us more floor space to expand our apparel sections, and we are excited to soon be carrying not only denim and skate shoes but also a full youth section. Exciting brands are being brought in to add to the selection. There is a rental section to service the locals and the tourists alike that come to us for surf lessons or to borrow a board for the day. The shop features a lounge area with a foosball table, books, and magazines, and the couches are located with prime viewing of our indoor mini ramp!

We are thrilled to offer our loyal skate customers a local spot to skate, regardless of rain or shine. This is Ocean Beach’s first ever indoor skate park, and it is open to anyone and everyone during business hours. All you need is to sign a release waiver, and to wear protective gear at all times if you are under the age of 18.

“Being able to provide the OB Community- in particular, its youth- a safe spot to skateboard after school or on the weekends, is one of the most rewarding aspects of this expansion,” says Caldwell. “I love seeing how much fun the kids are having on the ramps and am very fortunate that I am able to offer this to them.”
Stay tuned for news and updates for the re-opening extravaganza at the new and improved shop!