San Diego Coast Keeper is encouraging concerned citizens and Mission Bay users to show up on April 10th to tell the Regional Water Quality Control Board to curb stormwater runoff. Read More
There has been a lot of excitement around MBAC in anticipation of the arrival of the new 2013 Correct Craft Super Air Nautiques. Now the wait is over as our four new Super Air 210’s and one new Sport 200 arrived last week. Read More
It’s looking like it is going to be another active year at The Watersports Camp, one of San Diego’s most popular youth camps! With some development camps already filling up, we strongly encourage you to sign up as soon as possible and ensure your spot this season. Read More
Each year the Mission Bay Aquatic Center hires watersport instructors, camp counselors, office assistants, and maintenance assistants for the busy upcoming summer season. These summer jobs are a great opportunity for SDSU and UCSD students, as well as students of other colleges, to spend the summer working in a professional and fun work environment. We are seeking hardworking, qualified individuals to join our family and continue to provide a fun and safe educational environment for all.
Employees at MBAC are kept busy throughout the summer and most positions have opportunities to continue as year-round student employment. Working at MBAC is ideal for students who have good availability during the summer, and want a flexible schedule during the fall and spring semesters. Priority consideration for employment is given to current SDSU and UCSD students.
Once hired at Mission Bay Aquatic Center, you will become part of a hard-working, fun-loving team of co-workers who enjoy teaching others about their passion of watersports. Besides working on beautiful Mission Bay, benefits of working at MBAC include: complimentary classes and rentals, Aztec Recreation Center membership, and discounted wakeboarding. If you are interested in becoming an MBAC staff member this summer please review the open positions and qualifications at www.mbaquaticcenter.com/jobs . You can then fill out an application and supplemental questionnaire and turn it in to the Aquatic Center or Associated Students Business Office.
Current Openings:Wakeboarding Instructors Youth Camp Counselors Sailing Instructors Windsurfing Instructors Kayaking Instructors Stand Up Paddling Instructors Rowing Instructors Maintenance Assistant Office Assistants
Johnny Fay is one of those surf instructors known around MBAC for his amazing longboarding skills and spiritual outlook on life. In January, as he was coming out of the water at La Jolla reef, he was approached by Gabriel Novis, a Brazilian film maker and surfer with many films under his belt. He told Johnny that he really liked his style and wanted to make a movie featuring his surfing. Gabriel said Johnny captured his attention and that his style was different than everyone else in the waves that day. Over the next three days, Gabriel captured enough footage to put together a 6 minute surf film called Concept (A short film about feelings) displaying Johnny’s talent and lifestyle as a San Diego surfer.
Johnny was blown away by the quality of the film and was grateful for how well it was put together. He enjoys the fact that the film can relate to anyone, and not only surfers. It accomplished the goal of letting the viewer connect with Johnny’s perspective, and is not just a film full of surf footage.
Outside of being featured in Gabriel’s video, Johnny has accomplished much in the surfing world. He is currently a top-ranked Southwest division college longboarder, has a number of contest wins under his belt, and will hopefully continue to add to his surfing accolades. Within the Southwest division, Johnny is the only competitor that competes solely on a classic longboard. His opponents ride high performance boards, which are not ideal for Johnny’s preferred style of nose riding.
Johnny’s favorite part about surfing is riding the nose, a style of riding famously referred to as toes-on-the-nose or hanging ten. He describes the feeling when his toes are curled over the nose of the board and the wave hitting the back of his knees as feeling lifted, and everything connects. He enjoys the feeling of a stable weightlessness, a feeling that only happens when he’s nose riding.
We wish Johnny the best of luck with his future contests and are thrilled to see him featured in this outstanding short film. We are grateful to have his talent here at the aquatic center and hope that everyone gets to experience his talent and outlook on life and surfing.
Major wakeboarding industry publication says no more “unsafe” riding on the pages of their monthly.
Transworld Wakeboarding has declared in it’s January issue (the 20th anniversary edition), that they will no longer feature photos of riders not wearing a life jacket while riding behind a boat or in a large cable park. Read More