Thursday, March 31, 2011

Champion Surfer and Accomplished Musician, Rob Machado, Announces US Concert Dates!

Melali: The Dirfter Sessions Surf Film Tour and Musical Performance by the Melali Sessions Band
If you missed the Point Loma premiere of Rob Machado's latest film, Melali: The Drifter Session last September for Ocean Beach Surf and Skate's Surf on the Silver Screen event at The Pearl Hotel, then today is your lucky day! Industry news have announced that they'll be back on tour this April, accompanied by the Melali Sessions Band! See details below.

(Cardiff by the Sea, CA) Champion surfer Rob Machado announces a spring run of US tour dates in support of his film Melali: The Drifter Sessions. Rob Machado and the Melali Sessions Band will kick off their tour on April 5th at the Belly Up in Solana Beach followed by a west and east coast run of shows including Slim's (San Francisco) on April 12th, the historic Troubadour (Los Angeles) on April 14th, and a special performance on April 30th at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC as part of their ongoing music themed programs. Complete list of tour dates below.

A throwback to the rootsy surf films of the 70's, fans will experience a very special collaboration of film and music during this short run. The film, Melali: The Drifter Sessions showcases some of the world's best wave riders on the best waves Indonesia has to offer. Adding to the level of intensity the film will be accompanied by the live performance of the score. Machado and his long time friend and fellow musician Jon Swift spearhead the musical collective, which includes musicians Todd Hannigan, Fernando Apodaca, Jesse Siebenberg and Sam Bolle.
"When we premiered The Drifter across the country, the best part of the night was the live improvisation with the band to the surf bonus footage," Machado says. "That inspired us to make another movie with the unreleased surf footage and record some music as the score."

Produced by Machado and director Taylor Steele (the godfather of modern surf film), Melali: The Drifter Sessions features Rob Machado - one of the most stylish and skilled wave riders of our time. Melali returns to the fundamentals of surf cinematography by focusing on the surfing experience, the artful relationship between man and surf, and the sharing of this experience with good friends.
Composed in a barn in rural southern California and recorded at Brotheryn Studios in Ojai, the score is a diverse mix of musical compositions ranging from simple ballads to full band improvisations that captures a broad spectrum of moods tailored to the soulful and dynamic surfing.
For more about Melali: The Drifter Sessions and Rob Machado, please visit:
Soundtrack info can be found here:

Tour dates:

April 5th Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
April 6th Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theater
April 7th Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
April 12th San Francisco, CA Slim's
April 14th Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
April 28th New York, NY The Lounge - Gramercy Theatre
April 29th Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
April 30th Washington, DC National Geographic - music themed program
May 1st Norfolk, VA The Norva
May 3rd North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
May 4th Charleston, SC The Music Farm
May 6th Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
May 7th Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
May 8th Orlando, FL The Social

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Take a Break from March Madness for the Point Loma Premiere of A Dingo’s Tale: The Dean Morrison Story

Join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate for this month’s Surf on the Silver Screen movie night at The Pearl Hotel! The Point Loma Premiere of A Dingo’s Tale will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm.
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, $3 Draft Beers, as well as a raffle with great prizes from Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, Ocean Experience Surf School, The Pearl Hotel and other event sponsors.

What better way to welcome in the spring season than kicking back poolside, in a cabana, or inside the lounge while watching the latest surf film, A Dingo’s Tale. Directed by Matt Gye and Simon “Shagga” Saffigna, A Dingo’s Tale is an insightful look into the life of Dean “Dingo” Morrison. This film touches on the key influences in Dean’s life, including Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew - the 1978 world champion, and the inspiring journey that he has taken from being a childhood prodigy to following his dreams of becoming a world-renowned surfer.
Join us as we journey through the highs and lows of Dean Morrison’s passion for surfing, as he explores uncharted territories and searches for the world’s most perfect waves in A Dingo’s Tale. Admission to this event is FREE and open to the public. The screening of A Dingo’s Tale will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the raffle following 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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ocean Experience Featured on San Diego Living with C.S. Keys!

C.S. Key's interviews Tammy Adams, personal trainer and fitness instructor for Ocean Experience Surf School's newest class, Total Fitness on San Diego 6 CW's San Diego Living!

Ocean Experience Surf School Featured Today on San Diego 6!

Check out Ocean Experience Surf School on San Diego 6 CW's Morning News segment with C.S. Keys!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Patty's Day Skate Jam at Balboa Park This Weekend!

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day then at the annual, St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival in Balboa Park this Saturday, March 12! From bag pipes and kilts to music, food and skateboarding, this is one festival you won't want to miss! Ocean Beach Surf and Skate will also be hosting their Annual St. Patty's Day Skate Jam at the festival from 11:00am - 5:00pm and win great prizes from OB Surf and Skate, Prophecy Skateboards and Koastal Skateboards. Skaters of all ages and abilities are invited to ride the ramps in open skateboarding sessions, participate in the skate contest and enjoy this fun music festival and parade!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fan Video Footage of the Beats by the Beach Festival

Check out this great video montage of the Beats by the Beach Festival, captured by loyal fan, Anna Liza Tong!

Beats by the Beach Festival Raises over $1,750 for the San Diego's Youth

Photo: Connor Getzlaff takes 2nd in the Men's Division
By: Leslie Ann Ginsburg-Connors

Saturday, March 5, 2011 will be a day to remember for the Beats by the Beach Festival at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate. With warm and sunny weather and help from local businesses, bands and skate brands, this free, philanthropic festival helped raise over $1,750 for the YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS), a non-profit, social service and program provider whose cause is strengthening the community.

Located at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, the festival started and ended with crowds of people and thanks event sponsors, the celebration went off without a hitch. Live music by local bands The New Kenetics, Tommy Dubs, Habitat and Rightjahs Blend drew in people from all directions as did the aroma of freshly grilled burgers, graciously donated by Hodad’s.

Photo: Local band, Habitat rocking the crowd at the
Beats by the Beach Festival
By: Habitat

The skate jam sponsored by Habitat, Alien Workshop, Typical Culture, Dizm Eyewear, SUPERbrand Apparel also brought skateboarders from all over San Diego. From grom skaters including 6-year-old Bryce Tanner and division winner, Ryan Connors to pro/am riders such as Connor Getzlaff, Blake Spencer and men’s division winner, Tommy Werner, the talent at the skate jam was unbelievable. The art show featuring the work of local artists and students also had a huge pull for the fundraiser, earning over $500 in silent auction bids alone.
Photo: 1st place winner in Grom Division, Ryan Connors
By: Leslie Ann Ginsburg-Connors

“Since we moved to the new location, we have hosted over a dozen events in our parking lot and the Beats by the Beach festival was definitely one of the largest yet,” explains Rodger Caldwell, the owner Ocean Beach Surf & Skate. “Giving back to community is what it’s all about and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the turnout of this event.”

The money raised at the Beats by the Beach Festival will go towards programs at the YFS such as provided emergency shelter and transitional living programs for homeless young adults, a safe place for kids to go after school every day and counseling programs and support to families in times of stress. 
Photo: 6-year-old Bryce Tanner takes 2nd in Grom Division
By: Bob Tanner

"We are very thankful for our sponsors and their help in planning this event,” says Brooke Inman, YSF Site Supervisor at Correia Middle School. “The Beats by the Beach Festival was more than anything we could have imagined and we are thrilled that our fundraising goal was met and nearly doubled!”

Friday, March 4, 2011

Art, Music and Skateboarding Celebration at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate!

What better way to spend this Saturday than at Beats by the Beach Festival! Located in the parking lot adjacent to Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, this event will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 5th, and will help raise funds for the YMCA Youth and Family Services (YFS) - a non-profit, social service and program provider whose cause is strengthening the community. The family festivities will begin at 11am and will wrap-up by 5pm.

There is something for everyone to enjoy- whether you’re a musician, an artist, a skateboarder, or a philanthropist- there’s nothing better than supporting your community as they have supported you. This fundraising event will feature live local music, such as Habitat, Tommy Dubs, The New Kenetics, and Rightjahs Blend; an art exhibit showcasing donated artwork; a raffle and silent auction, featuring gifts from local businesses including:
Wave House San Diego, Pacific Beach Ale House, Fred’s Mexican CafĂ©Solid Rock Gym, Pizza Port, Healing Arts Massage & Wellness Center, The Day Spa & Salon, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Electric Music Studios, World Famous, Newport Pizza & Ale House, Bicycle Discovery, The Horizon Hotel, Culture Shock Dance Center, PRP Wine InternationalOcean Beach Surf & Skate/Ocean Experience Surf School.

There will also be freshly grilled burgers entirely donated by Hodad’s, a face painting booth, an Indo Board interactive booth with surf simulator, and yoga and muay thai workshops. There will also be Open Skate sessions at 11am & 3pm, with a street-course Skate Contest at 1pm, as well as pro/am skateboarder’s Meet & Greet staring Tosh Townend, Cano Cardenas, and more! Last but not least, the Young At Art Children’s Creative Center in Ocean Beach has offered to donate their time to organize a mural for this event which will consist of sponsored art that will be created during the festival, and then displayed inside Ocean Beach Surf & Skate post-event.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to give back to the community. Join Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, at 4976 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107, this Saturday to help raise funds benefiting YMCA Youth and Family Services. For more information about the Beats by the Beach Festival, or how you can contribute, please call Ocean Beach Surf & Skate: (619) 225-2317.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Enter to Win Sunglasses from Dizm Eyewear on Facebook!

To help support and promote the Beats by the beach Festival, Dizm Eyewear and Ocean Beach Surf and Skate are giving away a FREE pair of Dempsy Sunglasses by Dizm on Facebook! All you have to do is become a fan of Ocean Beach Surf and Skate on Facebookby clicking LIKE. Next, click the Enter to Win flyer below and tag yourself in the image on Facebook! Winners will be announced on the Ocean Beach Surf and Skate wall, Monday, March 7th!

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