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!
Congratulations to Jungle Java on 20 years of great service and delicious coffee! Whether you need a quick pick me up or want to relax with the paper over a cup of joe, Jungle Java welcomes the community with open arms. Next time you visit South Coast Wahines in Ocean Beach, be sure to stop into Jungle Java to say hi!
O’Neill wetsuits has partnered with Hansen’s Surf Shop and Bird’s Surf Shed to bring you two special evenings with legendary surfer, Shaun Tomson. Shaun is a World Champion surfer and writer who will be sharing his newest book, The Code. This inspirational presentation explores the power of “I will.”
Parents are strongly encouraged to bring the family to these events! Middle school aged kids and up! Everyone will be able to enjoy this event!
Wednesday August 7th at 7pm
1105 South Coast Highway Encinitas, CA 92024
Bird’s Surf Shed
Thursday August 8th at 7pm
1091 West Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110
Come down to Ocean Beach this Wednesday, June 12, 2103, and help us clean up the trash and graffiti! Meet at the OB Pier at noon for a cleaner OB.
“We’re not talkin’ spotless, just a little bit cleaner!”
Hundreds Gather To Honor Lifeguards
Yesterday, members of the community gathered to honor the San Diego City Lifeguards and to remember the 13 victims of the 1918 drowning at Ocean Beach. To honor the lifeguard community, a bronze statue was unveiled in front of the Ocean Beach Lifeguard Station. Designed and sculpted by Richard Arnold, the statue (who he says is not modeled after anyone) is to honor all lifeguards who risk their lives everyday for the safety [click to continue…]
One For One
TOMS- if you haven’t heard of this one-for-one shoe concept then you might as well be living under a rock! TOMS was founded by American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, in 2006 when he befriended children in an Argentinian village and found they did not have protection for their feet. He came up with a one-for-one concept where every pair of TOMS that is purchased, one will be provided for a child in need. This motto has held true today and TOMS has improved the “Giving Pairs” of shoes to [click to continue…]
Sanuk and Operation Smile
Sanuk is known for incorporating comfy products in their sandals such as beer koozies and yoga mats. Their creative edge has done more than put sandals on feet! Sanuk has stood by their motto “Smile…Pass it on” by teaming up with Operation Smile to give back smiles to individuals with facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates. For 2 years, they had provided donations to help over 500 individuals around the world! With your support in buying Sanuk products, they can continue to help change the lives of hundreds in need! For Sanuk products, [click to continue…]
Shame on me for calling this a “trend” but when everyone jumped on the “Charity Train” I was a bit skeptical. I’m not saying giving is bad, but when the intentions are driven by sales and not the cause, that’s when I get angry. But I was forever wrong with this one! I’m beginning to learn that a huge number of our companies we deal with have silent charities and donating partners and customers probably aren’t even aware of them! We have so many companies doing this that I can’t fit all of them in one blog. Every week we will highlight a new charity that South Coast carries. I want to share with you all these great givers and what we can do to help! [click to continue…]
A Little History Lesson of South Coast Surf Shop
If you stopped into any of our stores lately, you’ve probably seen some changes! Our new girls shop in OB is looking great and our men’s store 4 doors up has undergone a facelift with a new wetsuit and surfboard section, as well as new vendor and footwear sections. In light of all these great changes, we wanted to give you a little history lesson of good ol’ South Coast!
Keep reading and you could win a South Coast hoodie!
South Coast Team Rider Ryland Rubens
South Coast team rider Ryland Rubens has been blowing up lately. After recently returning from scoring some big waves in Hawaii he is welcomed back to California with sunny skies, light offshore wind and waist- to chest-high-plus reeling righthanders at Uppers. He managed to place 3rd in the Boys Under 14 group just behind 1 – John Mel – Newport Beach
2 – Eithan Osborne – Ventura.
Ryland has been making a lot of heats lately as well as freesurfing all over places like Nicaragua, Hawaii, and Indo.
Check out his website and follow him on Twitter @RylandRubens