MyBikini Takes Me Surfing with Alana Blanchard

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Congratulations to Chloe of Encinitas, CA who won the MyBikini Takes Me Surfing with Alana Blachard Sweepstakes! Chloe received a Rip Curl Girls prize pack valued at $500, a Rip Curl Girls Bombshell Booty Spring wetsuit and spent the morning surfing with Alana Blanchard in Cardiff, CA. We also invited out the top selling sales associate of each retail store that participated in the sweepstakes to enjoy the morning with us and take part in the surf experience with Alana. We started off the morning meeting at the Eli Howard Surf School in Cardiff, Ca. Everyone received a Rip Curl gift bag and Bombshell Wetsuit to use surfing and Sambazon was on site providing acai bowls making sure we were fueled for our surf session. We had a 30 minute yoga session on the beach to get warmed up before paddling out and then we hit the water! Conditions were perfect for the group with 3′-4′ surf, warm water and clearing skys in the afternoon – it was a great day spent at the beach!

Special thanks to our supporting retail partners – Sun Diego, South Coast Surf Shop, Surf Ride, Hansen’s Surfboards and Jacks Surfboards, as well as to our vendor partners Eli Howard Surf School and Sambazon.

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Blog post & photos courtesy of RipCurl.com

We were so very excited to have two of our employees at the event! From beginning to end, they had an awesome time and we are so thankful to Rip Curl for including South Coast!

Rick Holt Returns

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Rick Holt, legendary South Coast Shaper during the 80’s, is hoping to make an Ocean Beach visit in the near future. Rick was able to pry himself away from his Nico’s salsa addiction and took his “Fine Foil” label over to Kauai where he has been refining his shaping techniques ever since. He worked with Brewer for many years and recently has been working with Titus Kinimaka. For those of you out there who remember Rick’s killer shapes and are interested in possibly picking up a 2015 “South Coast Fine Foil” to add to your collection, please give us a shout out! Rick is trying to plan his trip and is hoping to shape some boards during his visit to O.B. Please feel free to contact Fabiano, Rob, Steve or E.T. if you have any interest or questions.

Original Photo Credit: Tim Haugh

Trunk Show: O’Neill + Anna Sui

Who doesn’t love a good collab?! O’Neill ladies and fashion designer Anna Sui have come together to create an amazing line. We’ve seen it and cannot wait to share it with you! Please join us on Thursday, April 30th from 5-7pm, at South Coast Wahines in Ocean Beach for a trunk show. There will be champagne, treats, giveaways and a special gift with purchase! Hope to see you there!

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Checking in with Jonah Pierce

It has been a while since we have heard from Jonah, but with school, work and surfing as much as possible, we totally understand why!

“The past few weeks I have been taking advantage of the consistent waves to shoot with a local photographer, named Ben Sitten. We are working on a video that will hopefully be finished soon. It’s really tricky getting water shots because the section, the photographer, and the surfer all have to be in the same spot. To get a good water shot it is really important to be extremely close to the camera; in the shot below the tail of my board was just half a foot from bens camera, but it still appears to be a few feet away. We have also been shooting in some more illusive areas around San Diego, like the cave shot below, which give a glimpse of the beauty this city has to offer. I’m anxious for some more swell to come so we can get some good clips at blacks, or something a
little more critical. Fingers crossed for this weekend!” –Jonah

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