Kimberly Lamb

SAMPLE SALE this Saturday, February 7th from 9am-1pm, at South Coast Surf Shop in Pacific Beach. Mens clothing from Quiksilver and RVCA, Ladies clothing from Rip Curl and accessories from Nixon and Von Zipper! 10% of the proceeds go to Relay for Life, benefiting cancer research!


Jonah has had a rather exciting November! We asked him to fill us in on his biggest win to date!

Last week my alarm went off at 4:30am for the NSSA Southwest Open Mens event at Churches. The event was really fun, with 2-3 foot rights, peeling down the point. The event consisted of two days: Saturday was rounds one, two and three; and Sunday was the day of the semi-finals. These events are really cool because the semi-final rounds and the final round are man-on-man heats with priority; just like the ASP World Championship Tour events. I surfed great all heats, posting scores in the excellent range in almost every heat. My initial goal was to at least make it to the semis so that I could surf my first man-on-man heat, and when I did, I was thrilled. I was so excited to get the opportunity to have some sort of practice in a man-on-man heat.


The semi-final was nothing like any heat I had ever surfed because you don’t have to worry about anyone trying to hassle you for a wave; instead, you have to think extremely strategically so that you don’t give your priority up on a bad wave, or so that you don’t sit the whole heat being too selective and catch no waves. All my judgements were perfect in my semi and I came out with a win against fellow South Coast team rider, Ryland Rubens. Ryland was surfing really well the whole day and went on to win the Open Juniors division. The next step was the final.

For my final I had a San Clemente local in my heat, Connor Dand, who was also ripping every heat. This heat was the most stressful of all because the waves became very inconsistent so you had to be extra attentive to which waves would have the most scoring potential. I made a huge mistake on my first wave because I was way too deep and only got two decent turns; I received a low score of a four. Connor started off strong with two mid-range scores, making me need a 6.77 to take the lead. The heat was so slow that I knew when the next wave came through I would have to go. I was sitting with priority until the five-minute mark and finally caught a wave. I was able to get three really good turns that awarded me a 7.50. It was a really good score, but since I only had a four as a back-up, Connor didn’t need a very high score. The next wave Conner went on, he surfed solid, but ended up falling on the end, causing him to fall short of the score. The next two minutes in that heat were the slowest two minutes of my life. I was praying for it to end before any more waves would come through. I counted down the last 10 seconds with a huge smile on my face. That smile didn’t go away until the end of the car ride home. It was such an exciting day.

-Jonah Pierce


Last but definitely not least in our back to back Demo Days, we have the latest offerings from Channel Islands surfboards and Rip Curl wetsuits! Head down to South Coast Pacific Beach this Saturday, November 22 from 8am-12pm, to check it out!

Wetsuit Demo Tour_AUG14

This Saturday, November 15th from 9am-12pm, stop by South Coast Pacific Beach to demo the latest models from South Coast Surfboards! Our board shaper, Dan O’Hara, will be on hand to talk shop!


November is the time for surfboard demos! We happen to have three demos in a row this month! First up is Firewire! Cruise down to Ocean Beach this Sat, November 8th, to check out the latest Firewire Surfboards. The demo is from 8am-12pm.


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!

Click her to read her full story and donate


Attractive Distractions

by Kimberly Lamb on October 7, 2014

“Attractive Distractions” is premiering Wednesday night, October 8th, at the Wavehouse in Mission Beach! There will be giveaways, autograph signings and an after party at Duck Dive! The video will be showing again the next night, Thursday October 9th, at the legendary La Paloma in Encinitas!


The video is a Take Shelter Production featuring Clay Marzo, John John Florence, Chippa Wilson and Kai Barger to name a few. Don’t miss out on a good time! The video will be showing at 7:30pm at Wavehouse and has two showing at La Paloma, 7pm and 9:30pm!

Checking in with Jonah Pierce

by Kimberly Lamb on September 17, 2014

Our South Coast team rider, Jonah Pierce, sent over a quick update about what he’s been up to the past few weeks.

jonah wave shot

“Hello everyone,
The last couple weeks have been really fun in California. The hurricane Marie swell produced some really good overhead barrels just about every where in San Diego. I surfed a secret spot where it was about 6-8 foot hucking barrels on every wave, but it’s secret so I can’t really say anymore hahaha. I’m also excited about the next swell we’re getting from off of New Zealand. The place to be will probably be blacks because it’s got a bit more west in it, so it could be producing some big barrels. If you are looking for any step-up boards, South Coast has some really good ones in the OB store or you can get one custom for a reasonable price. I will probably post another blog again next month because the contest season is starting back up.
See you in the water,
Jonah Pierce”

Hurley is bringing legendary photographer, Clark Little, to San Diego! His California book tour will be stopping by South Coast Pacific Beach this Thursday, September 4th from 3-5PM! He will also be down at Wind’N’Sea shooting photos around 7AM that morning! Check out his book, Shorebreak, and chat with the man himself!

Clark Little

“The shorebreak is my comfort zone. I absolutely love it. It’s always different. The light, the colors, the water, the sand and what happens to it. And to be there to capture it and share it with the world… what a dream.”
– Clark Little

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life event for Point Loma and Ocean Beach is on August 9th. Each event is unique to the community it’s being held in and we are proud to have been asked to be a part of it. If you want to help, but cannot create a team of your own, you can donate to our team “South Coast Surf Shops.” Below is information directly from the Relay for Life website. Hope to see you out there!

“At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.”