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
November is Movember and Liquid Force is looking for a few good men and women to join the Liquid Force squad in raising money for prostate cancer research. Just head on over to Movember.com, follow the prompts and sign up as a Liquid Force team member! You can win prizes by donating cash or sporting the swagist stache as selected by Obscura team rider, Aaron Reed.
It’s free and easy!
You’ll need to start clean shaven November 1st, then we’ll be taking a weekly roll call to see your facial progress.
If you can raise some funds via your facial prowess for the team that’s great, but no pressure.
Have fun with it, you’ll be the envy of all your friends, and rock that mustache proudly! All donations benefit men’s prostate and testicular cancer initiatives, so it all goes to a great cause!
To donate now, head to http://mobro.co/sgrant
If you’re in need of some growing pointers, watch this from our friend Ron Swanson:
We’re looking for Mo Sista’s too, sign up and help us raise $, we need you!
See you on the Mustachio’s squad this #Movember!
– Liquid Force Mustachios
MBAC will be closed November 19-26 for Thanksgiving Break. Read More
As a result of the difficult economic climate, hunger is at an all time high in San Diego. In response, the 74,000 students, staff and faculty of SDSU, UCSD, CSUSM, and PLNU are doing their part to help feed the community by participating in the Colleges Rock Hunger contest Oct. 5 – 28, hosted by the San Diego Food Bank. Each university is competing to see which campus community can collect the most food donations to kick off the SD Food Bank Holiday Drive.
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.
The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is pleased to announce the hiring of former Lead Surfing Instructor Justin Baar as the MBAC Instructional Supervisor. Justin will oversee the day to day instructional activities at MBAC and will serve as the primary supervisor of MBAC instructional staff. His responsibilities also include developing curriculum for all MBAC instructional classes, purchasing equipment, and exploring new class offerings for MBAC.
Justin’s employment at MBAC began 7 years ago when he started as a surf instructor while studying art at SDSU. Since that time he has filled several roles at MBAC including working as a camp counselor, serving as a camp lead, assisting with marketing, and serving as Lead Surfing Instructor. His enthusiasm for the activities at MBAC and his creative mindset is a great asset to MBAC programming. Participation in surfing programs at MBAC has exploded under his leadership.
:Neal Kerr has been appointed as the new Lead Surfing Instructor.
Justin’s new assignment began in mid-September and he is already hard at work in his new role. Justin can be reached by email at email@example.com.