There’s still time to enroll for fall semester-long watersports classes

Whether you need an additional unit to fill up your schedule, or you’d prefer to not worry about the credit and just take a class for fun, there is still time to enroll in one of the semester-long classes offered at MBAC this fall.   If you’re adding a class for credit be sure to add the unit by September 12.

Semester-long classes are offered in all of our sports including wakeboarding, surfing, stand up paddling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and rowing.  Many sports offer intermediate and advanced level classes so you can continue to develop your skills and earn additional units.

SDSU students can pick up add codes on campus this week on Campanile Walk, or can pick one up at the MBAC during their first class session.  You can also get an add code by phone by calling (858) 488-1000 between the hours of 8am and 6pm Tuesday through Sunday.

USD students can learn more about the classes at the EDRC Watersports Class Orientation on the USD campus on Monday, September 10, from 1pm-2pm, or can stop by the MBAC tent in front of the UC from September 5-12.

A big THANK YOU from the counselors at The Watersports Camp!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to turn in our sailboats, wetsuits, and early morning swim tests for hectic carpools, homework, and day dreams of next summer. As another incredible season at The Watersports Camp comes to an end and we all begin to start school again, it is very easy to let your mind wander to all the great memories of summer! All the laughs, all the smiles, and all the fun on the water! And when we all got to thinking about it, all those awesome memories are because of you, the campers! So, we just all want to thank you so very much for coming to camp!

We have been regarded as one of the best watersports camp in San Diego for the last 40 years (but who’s counting) and that is all because of campers just like you! You all have so much energy and excitement to learn and improve your skills in all the different sports we teach, as well as an eagerness to have fun and meet kids from all over the world (that’s right, the WHOLE world). You are all very special and really put us in a category of camps that can only be compared to very few other facilities in the US, let alone San Diego.

So, from the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for coming to camp this year. This has been a record breaking year and probably one of the most fun summers yet! We all really hope to see every single one of you next summer and for some more of those wonderful memories to come.

Thank you and have a great school year,

The Watersports Camp Staff

New MTV show shines spotlight on Wakeboarding’s sibling rivalry

Phil and Bob Soven are Liquid Force team riders, brothers, and stars of the newest hit show on MTV’s Wake Brothers.  And that’s about where their similarities end.  Their oil and water, fiercely competitive, rivalry, centered on their passion and wakeboarding skills, is making for reality TV gold.

Older brother Phil is on top of the Pro Wakeboard Tour, he has a real business mindset and is stone cold serious in his approach to wakeboarding and life in general.  At 23 he has been a wakeboarding champion most of his life, earning his first title when he was just 13.  Younger brother Bob, with his crazy red mop of a hairdo, is the goofball on the tour. He is a strong competitor but more interested in being number one in the hearts of fans, than number one on the podium. In a recent episode Bob aims to fuilfill his life-long dream of owning a pet llama (ask Phil and he’ll say Bob didn’t know what a llama was last week). As Bob moves two full size llamas into Phil’s million dollar mansion on a private lake,  Phil struggles with Bob’s llama parties and llama in the shower fiascos until finally forcing him to get rid of the animals.

The show is a lot of fun and the producers do a good job focusing on the skills of the brothers during wakeboarding scenes, rather than the wild antics that dominate the great percentage of the shows 30 minute run-time.  While the brothers couldn’t be more opposite, they are both very likable and the show carries the same best buds feeling as former MTV hit show “Rob and Big.”

NOTE TO PARENTS:  Common Sense Media gives Wake Brothers a rating of 14+, meaning that the show may be unsuitable for viewers under age 14 due to language and content.

“I would expect to see an increase in the number of people wanting to learn more about wakeboarding,” says MBAC Lead Wakeboarding Instructor Scott Grant.  “That’s typically what you can expect after a show based on the lives of 2 pro athletes like this hits pop culture.”

As evidence he points out the huge increase in interest in surfing after the release of the surfing centric movie Blue Crush.

If you are interested in learning to wakeboard , check out one of the many sections of semester-long classes enrolling now through September 12, where SDSU and USD students can earn class credit.  Or please check out the MBAC wakeboarding page at