Friday, July 29, 2011

Drop-in, Animal Style for the Parking Lot Premiere of "What Day Is It?" at Ocean Beach Surf & Skate!

Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and Animal Style Skateboarding are teaming up to present a sweet, outdoor movie premier and party.  On August 12, 2011, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm,  Ocean Beach Surf and Skate is opening up its parking lot for the screening of Animal Style Skateboarding's second film, What Day Is It? starring  Cano Cardenas, Kevin Marquez, Chris Russell, Doug Valdez, Kurt Hodge, Tyler Lee, Gabe Ryan, Steve Shipler and Reuben Barrack.

In addition to the movie, there will be live music from local band, Habitat, a free skate jam open to the public and a smokin' BBQ with food provided by Hodad’s! Ocean Beach Surf and Skate’s very own, Cano Cardenas, will be guest hosting the event and tearing up the skate jam along with other riders from event sponsors.  What better way to kick off the weekend than with the Animal Style and OBSS crew for a free skate jam, movie premier and BBQ on a warm summer’s night? Swing by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate on August 12 and be sure to check out this sweet event!

Premiere Schedule
6:00 pm: Live music by Habitat
6:30 pm: Skate Jam
8:30 pm: Premiere

Check out this sneak peak of What Day Is It? now:

50% OFF Skate Camp - Only $125!!!

Tomorrow, July 30, 2011, through Monday, August 1, 2011, Ocean Beach Surf & Skate will be running a daily deal deal with Sign On San Diego for HALF OFF our week-long skate camp. There are still four full sessions left, so be sure to visit Sign On San Diego's website to take advantage of this awesome deal!!!
Please call OBSS to complete registration once you have purchased the daily deal. 619.225.2317.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Surf on the Silver Screen Presents: LUCID!

Join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at The Pearl Hotel for Surf on the Silver Screen, featuring LUCID: an action-packed, air-filled surf film by film by Nicholas Damen and Simon Treweek.
Held on the Last Tuesday, every month, from Surf on the Silver Screen features the latest surf films, killer food and drink specials, and a raffle with great prizes from Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, Ocean Experience Surf School, The Pearl Hotel and the month’s sponsors.
This month’s Surf on the Silver Screen is on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Kick back pool-side, in a cabana, or inside the lounge at this newly remodeled, hip hotel and check the amazing film, LUCID. Admission is FREE and open to the public so get there early, as seating is limited. The screening of LUCID will begin at 8:30pm, followed by the raffle.

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. To reserve a table for the night’s event, call The Pearl Hotel at 619.226.6100.

Check out the official trailer!

Lucid Official Trailer from Simon Treweek on Vimeo.

Braille Institute Surf Camp: A Huge Success!

Photo by Chris Mayer
Thanks to the courage of eleven, visually impaired younge adults, the 11th Annual Braille Institute Surf  Camp with Ocean Experience Surf School was a huge success! Check out these surfers in action:

Photo by Chris Mayer
 All eleven students surfed away the physical barrier of surfing with a visual imparment- an acivity most full-sighted people are hestitant to try.

Photo by Chris Mayer
The Braille Institute Surf Camp has been a highly rewarding and enriching experience for both the students and instructors alike.

Photo by Chris Mayer

Thank you for choosing Ocean Experience Surf School for your surfing needs Braille Institute! Keep on surfing!

Photo by Chris Mayer

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ocean Beach Community Clean-up with Ocean Minded!

What better way to kick off your weekend than with some good karma? Join Ocean Beach Surf & Skate and Ocean Minded for our first-ever, Ocean Beach Community Clean-up!

Seeing as OB is small beach town, it's inevitable that any trash in our streets will eventually end up in our ocean and that's why Ocean Beach Surf & Skate has teamed up with Ocean Minded to help keep our beaches AND community clean! Grab a bucket and help clean the streets of OB between 3pm - 5pm this Friday.

You can help out for however long as you'd like and we'll be giving away free swag to all of our participants! We'll also be BBQ'n in the parking lot, playing some fun games with Ocean Minded and the skate ramps will be set-up for those who'd like to get some shredding in!

Ocean Minded will be providing all clean-up gear. Thanks for helping keep our community clean!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Local Surf School Breaks the Barriers for Visually Impaired Students through the Enriching Experience of Surfing!

Ocean Experience Surf School and Braille Institute San Diego unite for the 11th annual surf camp for visually impaired students on Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Located at Mission Point and South Mission Beach Jetty, this three-day surf camp truly breaks the barriers faced by Braille Institute students.
The focus of this program is to provide the visually impaired students, the opportunity to experience the joy and thrill of surfing. With a step-by-step surf skill progression and through the use of adaptive equipment, Braille Institute campers will explore all the fundamentals of surfing, including: balance training on the Indo Board, paddling progression, the "pop up", catching waves, water safety and oceanography.
"The lessons essentially bring together the adaptive skills we teach in our program," said Katie Wischmeyer, youth services manager at Braille Institute San Diego. "Knowing this, the instructors at Ocean Experience are great at ensuring all steps are done to make the surf camp accessible to our young surfers."
Through Ocean Experience’s surf training program, each camper walks away with a newfound sense of confidence. The quality instruction and use of adaptive equipment ensures success for all students, building a sense of accomplishment that in turn, builds self-assurance.
"Our young students love any activity that is both educational and fun," said Wischmeyer. "Couple that with this surf camp, and the resulting experience encompasses what we at Braille Institute wish for all our students: Independence."
In addition to surf camp, Braille Institute also offers various activities that continuously teach students how to adapt to a sighted world. Other events held annually are white-water rafting, camping and jet skiing. Braille Institute’s Car Rallye is also held every August where each student with brailled directions team up with a driver to navigate them to the finish line.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today Only! 3-hour Open Group Surf Lessons for $45!

Ocean Experience Surf School is stoked to announce an amazing daily deal on their classic, three-hour open group surf lesson! For today only, visit Living Social’s website to take advantage of this exclusive deal and to book your summer surf lesson. Have friends coming in town this summer? Buy a few for them too!  Not only do Ocean Experience surf lessons provide a comprehensive introduction to surfing, they are also a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy San Diego’s beautiful weather and coastline.  Surf’s up so check out Living Social today!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Skate Free or Die: An Independence Day Celebration!

Ring in the Fourth of July with Ocean Beach Surf & Skate for our annual Skate Free or Die skate event and BBQ! This Monday, July 4, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Ocean Beach Surf & Skate is opening up its parking lot for an all-day free skate session, BBQ and parking lot sale. This is your last chance to shred our wall ride, so don’t miss out. Plus, where else can you skate, enjoy live music, grab some grub and shop all at one spot?! There will be exclusive discounts on apparel, swimwear and gear so now is the perfect time to get styled out. 

End your day on the beach for Ocean Beach's annual Fireworks display off the Ocean Beach Pier! And don't forget to bring your marshmallows for the post firework Marshmallow War!

Celebrate your independence this Fourth of July with your local surf and skate shop, Ocean Beach Surf & Skate!