Friday, June 24, 2011

Ocean Beach Surf & Skate in the News!

Check out this morning's news segment on San Diego 6 CW featuring Ocean Beach Surf & Skate and the Ocean Beach Street Fair!

Come down to the OB Street Fair this Saturday, June 25th from 10-6pm and check out our 7th Annual Skate Jam and Wall Ride Contest!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Body Glove's Latest Film, Drop Zone: Fiji, Chosen to Premiere at Surf on the Silver Screen!

Body Glove and Ocean Beach Surf & Skate are proud to announce the premiere of Drop Zone: Fiji at The Pearl Hotel on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. This premiere promises to be an extraordinary night for The Pearl Hotel’s monthly event, Surf on the Silver Screen, and will feature a very special signing and meet and greet with Body Glove team rider and professional surfer, Cheyne Magnusson.
Body Glove, PADI, Sport Diver, Transworld SURF and Air Pacific are proud to present Drop Zone: Fiji, the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning film, Drop Zone: Tahiti. Drop Zone: Fiji follows world class surfers Holly Beck, Cheyne Magnusson, Alex Gray and newcomers Maria del Mar and current #8 ASP World Tour ranked, Bede Durbidge, as they travel the south pacific.
The crew heads out in search of pristine dive locations and chases down some of the most epic surf on the planet. Your favorite surfers head to Tavarua to surf the world famous Cloudbreak and SCUBA dive (cage free) with bull sharks, vibrant fish and friendly turtles. It’s not all fish and games, however, when they head to Frigates Passage. The pumping swell sinks a boat, destroys thousands of dollars in equipment and almost takes out the director, Greg Browning. The lush environment provided rich entertainment and spawned the unlikely new surf and scuba duo.
In addition to the premiere, Drop Zone: Fiji star and professional surfer, Cheyne Magnusson will be making a very special appearance for an intimate meet and greet and signing from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Body Glove and Ocean Beach Surf & Skate will also raffle off a ton of prizes and The Pearl Hotel will host exclusive food and drink specials throughout the night.
Ocean Beach Surf & Skate and The Pearl Hotel invite guests of all ages to this incredible adventure on the silver screen to help celebrate the premiere of this phenomenal film. Admission is free and open to the public. Pre-premiere food and cocktails, raffle sales, pro signings and seating will begin at 7 p.m., with the premiere beginning at 8 p.m. Seating is limited so please arrive early or for table by contacting The Pearl Hotel. The Pearl Hotel is located at 1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92106.

For updates on this event, be sure to follow the event on Facebook!

To learn more about the athletes and their journey through the Drop Zone Blog or

Friday, June 17, 2011

Get Ready for the OBSS 7th Annual Skate Jam and Wall Ride Contest at the OB Street Fair!

If any town knows how to celebrate summer, it’s Ocean Beach! Each year, thousands of people head to Newport Avenue on the Saturday following Summer Solstice for live music, entertainment, unique vendors, talented artists, thrilling rides, refreshing beer gardens, and a skateboard competition for the one and only: Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off! This one-of-a-kind festival kicks off on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, located on the 4800-5000 blocks of Newport Avenue and surrounding streets in Ocean Beach.
As one of the festival's largest attractions, Ocean Beach Surf & Skate  is proud to present the 7th Annual Skate Jam & Wall Ride Contest at the OB Street Fair. Since OBSS relocated to their new building at 4976 Newport Avenue in 2010, they have expanded this annual skateboard competition by utilizing their private parking lot located directly in the heart of the street fair. 
New to this year’s competition is the Wall Ride Contest, designed and built by skate legend, Neil Heddings. Sponsored by LURKVILLE, the Wall Ride Contest will add a whole new dynamic to the contest by featuring two ramps propped up against the OBSS building, creating a 25-foot wall ride. The Wall Ride Contest will kick-off just after the Skate Jam from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m and the 1st place winner will receive cash prize.

Photo by Stephanie Rose
The street course Skate Jam will begin at 1 p.m. and division winners will take home prizes from sponsors: Sector 9 Skateboards, LURKVILLE Skateboards, FlexDex Skateboards, Creature Skateboards, OJ Wheels, Independent Trucks, Enjoi Skateboards, Almost Skateboards, Globe Footwear, Aerial7 Headphones, IPATH Footwear, DIZM Eyewear and more! The skate event will also feature live demonstrations by LURKVILLE team riders and the all-girl skate team, Girls Skate OB from 12noon – 1 p.m. Pro skateboarder, Neil Heddings, will also make a guest appearance and sign autographs along with the original betty and skateboard’s first woman “Hall of Famer,” Patti Mcgee.
In addition to skateboarding activities, the OBSS parking lot will feature music by the local, Direct Drive DJ’s with Destructo Bunny and booths with games and free swag from OBSS vendors including: Sector 9 Skateboards, LURKVILLE Skateboards, Body Glove, Ocean Minded, Keep-A-Breast, FlexDex Skateboards, Original Betty, Silly Girl and AWOL.
The OBSS 7th Annual Skate Jam and Wall Ride Contest is open to all ages and abilities and helmets are required for all participants under 18 years old. All contestants will receive an official contest t-shirt FREE with entry. Entry fees for day-of sign-ups are $5 for the Skate Jam and $10 for the Wall Ride Contest, which will go towards the cash prize for the 1st place winner. Contestants can save money by pre-registering however. Pre-registration discounts are as follows: $10 entry fee for both contests if registered on or before June 24, 2011; or free entry to both contests with any purchase of $30 or more in skateboard gear at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate. Entry forms are available at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate shop or online at

Photo by Amy Bjornson
Contest Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Noon:             Practice
Noon – 1:00 p.m.:               LURKVILLE demo and Girls Skate OB demo
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:         Skate Jam
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:         LURKVILLE Wall Ride Contest
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:         Open Skateboard Session

To learn more or stay tuned with the latest details, be sure to check out the 7th Annual Skate Jam & Wall Ride Contest on Facebook!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


If it doesn't say SLAP, it's not a SLAP Watch!

Time to come into Ocean Beach Surf & Skate to tell us what you think about the new SLAP Watches!  It's the one watch with 81 personalities.

Each SLAP Watch comes with a removable face that can be interchanged with another color, so there are a variety of vibrant color combinations to achieve between the 9 SLAP Watch colors. 

What's better is that they are one-size fits all!  Remember slap bracelets?  Well, that's what the SLAP Watches use!  You get a unique watch that is modern yet easy to wear, and comfortable, since there are no buckles or difficult clasps.

Count on OBSS to meet all your time-telling needs, and come slap on a new SLAP Watch, at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate, located at 4976 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Revolt Summer Surf Series Kick-Off in Ocean Beach!

Check out Ocean Beach Surf and Skate tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Revolt Summer Surf Series (RSSS) Surf Contest located at the Ocean Beach Pier! RSSS a San Diego-based pro/am surf series contest dedicated to providing a stage for both male and female surfers (professional and amateur) to perform in their sport and be recognized for their achievements. For the past four summers, the RSSS has dedicated itself to the establishment and development of a "green" Pro-am surf series that is supported by surfers and media from around the globe. This platform has allowed the RSSS to help talented surfers advance their skills in a positive and safe competition format. Revolt is proud to provide an eco-friendly, family friendly, outdoor event setting for all of the competitors, sponsors and the thousands of spectators in attendance at each event. Help support this great event and join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate tomorrow, June 11, 2011 and July 30, 2011 at the OB Pier.

Surf, Kayak and SUP You Way into the Summer with Ocean Experience!

Just in time for summer, Groupon is featuring an awesome deal from Ocean Experience Surf School that includes all three of their amazing watersports TODAY ONLY! For over 50% off, you can choose any combination of three classes from Ocean Experience' classic open group surf lesson, their scenic kayak tour or their best-selling stand-up paddleboarding clinic.  That's three separate activities for only $79! Summer is officially here and there is no better way to spend your weekends than by learning a new sport, exploring our epic coastline and soaking up the San Diego sun.  Deals don't get better than this so be sure to take advantage of this exclusive discount by visiting Groupon's website TODAY!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fox Racing Tour Bus Makes a Stop at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate!

Fox Racing is kicking off summer in a major way and is bringing Ocean Beach Surf & Skate along for the ride! Tomorrow, June 3, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Fox tour bus will be making a stop at OBSS to hook up our customers with TONS of free swag including fox gear and apparel. Swing by tomorrow to get rocked and styled by Fox!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

NEW BRAND ALERT: Pura Vida Bracelets!

No doubt you've seen friends and strangers alike wearing these cool, colorful string bracelets on their wrists.  You may have also seen them in the pages of the Victoria's Secret swim catalog, as well as in the latest issue of Fashion 5.0 Magazine.  That's right, surf and skaters--we've got the exclusive OB offering of Pura Vida Bracelets!

The story goes something like this: Two friends embarked on a post-college graduation/surf trip to Panama and Costa Rica.  They couldn't help but appreciate the laidback lifestyle of the lands.  While in Costa Rica, they met a man name Jorge, who was selling bracelets on the street.  They were vibrant bracelets of a simple construction, and the friends felt these bracelets perfectly summed up their experiences.  The friends asked Jorge to make a large batch of bracelets to bring back stateside, and they quickly befriended Jorge, and since returning to the states, they continue to have Jorge make and send them the bracelets to sell.
Jorge and his friends who now help him are able to provide enough bracelets to be in 100+ surf shops and boutiques nationwide.  They are coming up with new color combinations constantly, so there is one to match everyone personality for sure.

Pura Vida Bracelets was named as such because the phrase "pura vida," a commonly Costa Rican-associated saying, means "pure life" in Spanish.  The simple, unique, handmade pieces embody the "pura vida" spirit of enjoying life slowing, celebrating good fortune, and not taking anything for granted.  Sounds kind of similar to the San Diego spirit, right?  Aptly so, as Pura Vida Bracelets operates right out of nearby Pacific Beach.

Beside being able to help Jorge and his family by providing a stable income, Pura Vida is also a member of 1% for the Planet and donates a portion of its proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation!

We at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate invite you to come in and pick out your own personal Pura Vida Bracelet!  Ocean Beach Surf & Skate is located at 4976 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107. 

For more info on Pura Vida Bracelets, visit their website here.