Ryland Rubens, Working His Way to the Top

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Photo credit: Gage Hingeley

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.

Photos from a recent trip to Mainland Mexico.
Photo Credit: Peter Rubens
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Photos from Tavarua
Photo credit: Peter Rubens
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Give Forward: Helping One of Our Own

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

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Happy 20th Anniversary Jungle Java!

Happy Anniversary Jungle Java

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!