The world’s top surfers will be competing for a $425,000 prize purse as the O’Neill Cold Water Classic returns to Santa Cruz as an ASP World Tour Event, November 1-11. The event is the second to last stop of the Tour and maytermine the 2012 world champion. Read More
A new surfing centric movie is slated to come out later this month that tells the true story of surf legend Jay Moriarty and his quest to conquer some of the world’s largest waves. Chasing Mavericks tells the story of a then 15 year old Jay, as he discovers the incredible Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, and enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.
Judging from the trailer the film is sure to include plenty of surfing cliches and Hollywood cheesiness, however, Jay’s story is a surf legend and should provide for some great entertainment if done well. According to the film’s website, the movie was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.
If anything, the story should generate an interest in surfing in general and may inspire many new surfers to charge the waves.
Chasing Mavericks comes out on October 26 to a theater near you.
Most people have heard of telephone booth stuffing but few outside of the world of surfing have heard of surfboard stacking, or of MBAC’s 10 year reign as a the world record holder in the category. Now, thank you to the Encyclopedia of Surfing, the record is once again archived in history. Read More
Registration for our college credit watersports classes is happening now and whether you are a student or not, there is no better way to learn a new watersport than in these semester-long classes. Both SDSU and USD students are able to earn college credit for completion of these classes, however, members of the public and students from other schools are encouraged to take advantage of the great value of the extended classes. Read More
Lauren Wilson will be moving down under this fall to get work experience and to surf. The recent SDSU grad and MBAC surfing instructor is looking forward to spending our winter months (the southern hemisphere’s summer) surfing the waves off the Australian coast. She has come a long way since taking her first class at MBAC where her goal was to confront her fear of the water. Read More
The Paddle For Clean Water is a non-competitive event that consists of over 1000 local surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddling around the Ocean Beach Pier to bring awareness to the pollution problem along San Diego’s coastline. Read More