Monday, February 28, 2011 Sponsors the Beats by the Beach Festival!

Thanks to their Community Partners Program, has awarded the Beats by the Beach Festival with a sponsorship valued at $3,000! Their support in promoting the fundraiser will undoubtedly have a positive impact at the Beats by the Beach Festival. Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, the YMCA Youth and Family Services and the Beats by the Beach Festival would like to thank for their generosity, support and good karma!

Support the Beats by the Beach Festival and enter to win a free Habitat or Alien Workshop deck here or win a 3-hour open group surf lesson by Ocean Experience here for's Community Perks and Rewards! For more information on the Beats by the Beach Festival, visit the event page or contact Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at (619) 225-2317.

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Art, Music and Skateboarding This Weekend at the Beats by the Beach Fest!

This Saturday, March 5th (11-5pm) marks the date for the free, karma-filled fundraiser: the Beats by the Beach Festival! Join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate as they help raise funds for the YMCA Youth and Family Services and enjoy:

Festival Highlights:
Live Music. Listen to musical performances by local bands including Habitat, Tommy Dubs, The New Kenetics, and Rightjahs Blend.
Art Show. Enjoy donated artwork by local artists, students, photographers and skateboarders on display.
Skateboard Contest. Watch or participate in the street-course skate contest, open skate sessions and live demos brought to you by OB Surf and Skate.
Meet the Pros. Get their autographs during the professional and amateur skateboarder meet and greet and surprise guest appearances.
Silent Auction and Raffle. Bid on favorite pieces of art or enter to win in the raffle featuring prizes from local businesses and event sponsors.
Hodad’s Burgers. Devour fresh-of-the-grill burgers donated entirely from San Diego's favorite burger joint: Hodad's!
Family Fun Activities. Check out the interactive booths and try out the Indo Board balance trainers, the surfboard simulator, yoga and muay tai workshops and face painting.
Beats by the Beach Art Mural. Create original pieces of art with Young At Art for the festivals official mural and see it displayed all yearlong inside Ocean Beach Surf and Skate.
Vendor Booths. Get free schwag and learn more about event sponsors at their booth: Habitat, Alien Workshop, SUPERbrand Apparel, Ocean Minded, Ocean Experience and more!

Band Line-up:
11 – 12n: The New Kenetics 
12 – 1pm: Tommy Dubs 
1 – 3pm: DJ
3 – 4pm: Habitat 
4 – 5pm: Rightjahs Blend

Skateboarding Schedule:
11 – 1pm: Open Skate
1 – 3pm: Skateboard Contest*
11 – 1pm: Open Skate
* Register for the Skate Contest at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate.
To RSVP to this event, click here. For more information about the Beats by the Beach Festival, contact Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at (619) 225-2317 or visit them on the web or become a fan.

Ocean Beach Surf and Skate is located at 4976 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Enter to Win Amazing Raffle Prizes at the Calling on Other's Surf Movie Premiere

It's finally here- walk the blue carpet at The Pearl Hotel for the Point Loma premiere of Calling On Other: Bali, Indonesia tomorrow night, 2/22 from 7-10pm.This fun filled night will feature exclusive food and drink specials, a blue carpet and press wall,  and an incredible raffle to benefit the continuation of education for underprivileged surfers in Bali, Indonesia. Enter to win raffle prizes including:

Sunglasses from Dragon and Dizm Eyewear, a wetsuit from West Surfing, Dakine surf and photo backpacks, Koastal Skateboards, Aerial7 Headphones, and gift certificates from The Pearl Hotel. The raffle will also feature amazing gift baskets from Stay Covered surf accessories, ERGO clothing, Honoula Surf Co.L*Space swimwear, Ocean Minded and Ocean Beach Surf and Skate.

Tickets are $3 each, $10 for 4, $20 for 10 or $50 for 30. Help raise money those who need it most and come by tomorrow night. Seating is limited, so please arrive on time. Read more here...

Monday, February 14, 2011


a family fun Festival, raising funds for the ymca youth and family services

Join Ocean Beach Surf and Skate on Saturday, March 5, 2011 for the first ever, Beats by the Beach Fundraiser! This philanthropic festival will run from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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.

This fundraising event will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and will feature live musical performances by local bands including Habitat, Tommy Dubs, The New Kenetics and Rightjahs Blend; a street-course skate contest; and fresh-off-the-grill burgers donated entirely from Hodad’s. The event will also feature an art show, showcasing donated artwork from local artists, students, photographers and skateboarders that will be available for purchase in a silent auction. Additionally, there will be a raffle, featuring gifts from local businesses and event sponsors, a face painting booth, an Indo Board interactive booth with surf simulator, yoga and muay tai workshops, and a pro/am skateboarder’s meet and greet staring Tosh Townend and Cano Cardenas with more surprise guests to come! Lastly, the Young At Art Children’s Creative Center in Ocean Beach will be donating their time to organize the event’s mural that will consist of sponsored, decorated art created during the festival.  After the event, the art will be organized to form the mural, framed and then displayed inside Ocean Beach Surf & Skate.

Photo: Bryce Tanner on mini-ramp.
Photographer: Bob Tanner 
The Beats by the Beach Fundraiser is a FREE event, open to the public and will be located at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at 4976 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107. For more information about the Beats by the Beach Fundraiser, call Ocean Beach Surf and Skate at  (619) 225-2317. Additional information about YFS programs, client testimonials, referral information and volunteer opportunities are available on the YFS website at

The Vault Yoga and OB Kanobes Grand Opening Party at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate!

Ocean Beach Surf & Skate is proud to announce the grand opening of the two new businesses joining them in their new shop location at 4976 Newport Avenue: The Vault Yoga and Fitness Studio and OB Kanobes Surf Cafe. This celebration will take place this Saturday, February 19 from 12-6pm.

In addition to the new mini-ramp, the newly expanded surf and skate shop will now feature a cafe named OB Kanobes Surf Cafe. This new eatery will have a seating area inside the shop as well as a walk-up window from outside the building and will feature a wide variety of gourmet sandwiches and wraps, fresh juices and smoothies, delicious salads and soups as well as a late night menu filled with every hot dog imaginable.

The Vault is also very excited to celebrate their grand opening as OB’s only non-profit yoga and fitness studio. The studio is literally located in an old bank vault, inside their fitness center where they offer a variety of classes: from Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga to kid’s yoga and yoga for surfers .They also offer fitness classes including Muay Tai, Zumba and bootcamps.

Join Ocean Beach Surf & Skate this Presidents Day weekend and enjoy FREE food samples from OB Kanobes Surf Cafe, FREE classes and workshops at The Vault Yoga & Fitness Center as well as live music, mini-ramp skateboarding and exclusive, store-wide sales. Guests can also participate in the Spin It, to Win It wheel of prizes featuring great coupons and prizes from Ocean Beach Surf & Skate.

Don't Miss Out on Ocean Experience's Half-Off Surf Lessons!

Save over 50% off Ocean Experience Surf School's 3-hour, open group surf lesson featured on as their deal of the day today! If you are interested in learning to surf, or know someone who is, than this is a deal you won't want to miss!

About Open Group Surf Lessons
Ocean Experience Surf School's 3-hour lesson is designed for all ages with a step-by-step surf skill progression and is taught by professional instructors who will have you riding waves in no time. Our open group lessons run daily at 9am and 1pm by appointment only. In the open group lesson you will join other individuals in a group size that does not exceed 5 people. Ocean Experience Surf School is permitted by the City of San Diego and conducts all surf lessons in Ocean Beach and South Mission Beach. All lessons are customized to fit the needs of each group and are taught by trained and certified instructors, ensuring a unique and meaningful learning experience in an exciting and dynamic atmosphere.

Today is the last day to take advantage of this deal, so what are you waiting for? Make 2011 the year you LEARN TO SURF and increase your Ocean Experience today! Visit today, Monday, February 14, 2011.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Surf with your Sweetie this Valentine's Day!

Want to make this Valentine's Day one to remember? Than take advantage of Ocean Experience's Surf with Your Sweetie special!
Lesson require 24 pre-book registration. To redeem this offer, print this coupon and bring it to Ocean Beach Surf and Skate located in the heart of OB: 4976 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107.

Point Loma Surf Movie Premiere and Fundraiser of “Calling on Others: Bali, Indonesia”

Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and The Pearl Hotel are joining forces to host a special fundraising event and movie premiere of Calling on Others: Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The event will be a special feature for the monthly surf movie event, Surf on the Silver Screen, and will kick off at 7 p.m. at The Pearl Hotel.

Calling on Others is a film project headed by San Diego natives, Scott LeDuc and Andrew Matthews that aims to raise money for underprivileged surfers to continue their education. The project and scholarship fund idea was inspired during a six-week trip LeDuc and Matthews took to Bali, Indonesia in 2009. What began as a surfing expedition quickly became much more when they met four, local talented surfers whose aspirations to stay in school seemed a far-fetched dream. Together, LeDuc and Matthews created the short film, Calling on Others: Bali, Indonesia, which follows the lives of these four boys, in hopes to raise money so that their dream to further their education can become a reality.
In addition to the movie premiere and to aid in fundraising efforts, this event will feature a large raffle with extra-special prizes from:
Guests will also enjoy exclusive food and drink specials from The Pearl Hotel, a live painting exhibit by artist Bryan Palacios and a blue-carpet press wall where they can get professional photos taken to document this fun-filled night.
Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and The Pearl Hotel invite guests of all ages to this karma-filled adventure on the silver screen to help raise money for those who need it most. Admission is free and open to the public. Blue carpet photos, live painting, pre-premiere cocktails, raffle sales and seating will begin at 7 p.m., with the premiere showing at 8 p.m. and the raffle drawing following immediately after. Seating is limited so please reserve a table or arrive early.

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. Seating is limited so to reserve a table for the night’s event, call The Pearl Hotel at 619.226.6100.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Check out Ocean Experience's New Fitness Class Featured on the Union Tribune's Daily Deal!

Looking for a fun fitness class that will get you in shape and bikini or board short ready for this summer? Then Ocean Experience Surf School's all new Total Fitness Class is the workout you've been waiting for!

Total Fitness Class is 100% different from any other class offered in San Diego. It's a unique and exciting 90 minute fitness program that features: cardio and body toning using weights and elastic bands; Indo Board balance training; and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUPs). Each workout utilizes various elements using diverse equipment allowing you to burn fat and tone your entire body while simultaneously building up endurance and stamina for anything you do. Program benefits include core strength training and power development, corrective posture techniques, improved balance and coordination, flexibility and endurance.

Try this amazing class for 75% OFF today only by purchasing it on’s Daily Deal!

Hurry- take advantage of this great deal and commit to your new year’s resolutions today!