If you don’t know who Ryland Rubens is, you should! This Team USA surfer is from Pacific Beach and has been surfing Blacks Beach since he could swim. Now he is one of the best surfers in the US. From contests in LA to here in San Diego, Ryland has been taking top honors. He is also in position to win the NSSA Southwest Open Juniors season series after taking first in the last 2 events. Billabong, Dakine, Von Zipper, Sector 9, Sanuk and South Coast all sponsor Rubens as he travels the world catching waves and winning contests. He believes in never giving up and always having fun. Like any teenager, though, he still loves pizza, his friends, and his dog, Rico. He is in to classic rock like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Check back here on the blog to follow the amazing journey of this San Diego native.
Be a Pro, GoPro
Think it. See it. Do it. That is GoPro’s motto. They make the world’s most versatile cameras and now they’re at South Coast. The Hero 4 in silver and black have made their way to the shops. GoPro enables you to share every moment of your life by taking amazing photos and videos. They are waterproof up to 40 meters and can take up to 30 frames per second of 12MP photos. The cameras also have built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Protune. Surf mounts allow you to capture every wave. The GoPro app lets you create your own videos, control your camera, and import media. No matter what adventure you take it on, Capture. Create. Share. Want to take a peek at what GoPro users are capturing? Check out the GoPro channel!
Photo & Facts: www.gopro.com
The Search- Rip Curl’s GPS Watch
Rip Curl’s latest GPS watch has just made its way to South Coast. This is no ordinary watch-it allows you to track every wave, your speed, your total distance, and the length of your session. The watch has 10 hours of GPS battery life and 6 months of day-to-day use. The GPS has over 1,360 locations and will even let you know the best time to get in the water.
When you’re out of the water, sync the watch to the app to keep a logbook of all your activity. The app is available for iPhones or any web browser. All your surfs will be kept safely in the cloud, accessible at any time. Create groups to follow your friends. Follow pro surfers and see how you match up. No matter what, Rip Curl’s GPS watch will take your surfing to the next level.
Photo Credit: Rip Curl
Last Sunday, October 12th, Katie Connor was struck while riding her bike by a hit-and-run driver. This hit close to home as Katie is one of our Wahines. The accident left Katie with serious head trauma. There have been signs of recovery, but there is still a long road ahead. A donation website has been set up to aid her family. Donations will go to all current and future medical expenses, ie: hospital stay, therapy, etc. Any help is appreciated!