2010 “OB Surf and Skate” Grand Opening Kick Off Party

On May 31st, 2010, posted in: Fundraisers by

OCEAN BEACH SURF AND SKATE GRAND OPENING KICK-OFF SKATE JAM

San Diego, Calif. (May 31, 2010): Ocean Beach Surf and Skate is proud to
announce the Grand Opening of the new store front, located one block from the beach
at 4976 Newport Avenue, formerly Rock, Paper, Scissors. The Grand Opening Kick-Off
Skate Jam will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the shop, between Newport Avenue and Santa
Monica Avenue.

After 10 years at the previous shop location on the corner of Newport Avenue and
Cable Street, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate finally made their move to a larger location,
a block closer to the beach on January 1, 2010. Taking only a week to move the entire
shop, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate opened their doors at the new location on January
8, 2010. The new shop features a full parking lot next to the building for customers, a
brand new shaping room, high ceiling displaying, owner, Rodger Caldwell’s large
collection of classic surfboards and unlimited retail space.

The Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Grand Opening Kick-Off Skate Jam event will feature
a street course skate ramp set-up for open skate session, a skate contest, live musical
performances, vendor booths, parking lot sales, raffles and a silent auction all to
benefit the Kona-California Scholarship (KCS), a fund that provides students from West
Hawaii high schools a scholarship that will assist them in their dream to study in
California after graduation.

The skate contest will kick off at 12:00 noon and will consist of a best trick contest and
a game of skate, with open skate sessions and pro demos held before and after the
skate contest. Skate contestants will be competing to win great prizes from our
generous sponsors including, Cali’s Finest, Sector Nine, Prophecy Skateboards, ERGO
Globe, Pig, Toy Machine, Zoo York and many more.

While watching the skate contest and demos, participants will groove to live musical
performances from local San Diego artists including Hazmatt (punk/reggae), Stick
Figure (roots/reggae), The WATCHLIST (rock/indie) and the South Bay Wailers
(roots/reggae). Presented by Cali’s Finest and Primo, the event will also feature a
signing by pro surfer, Adam Knox while Age of Aquarius (rock/punk band) will rock
out. That’s not all though; vendor booths, Indo Board demos and blow-out, parking lot
sales will rally round this kick-off event!

To help aid in the fundraising of the KCS, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate and the KCS
have reached out to the local community, collecting incredible gifts for a silent auction
and raffle. All proceeds from the auction and raffle will be donated to the KCS, as will
the $5 skate contest entry fee. Keeping this event green and environmentally friendly
with their recycle bins is NuCycle Recycling & Waste Solutions, a San Diego based
company that is committed to making the process of recycling easy, and provide the
necessary training, and tools for businesses to implement a successful, cost effective
recycling program into current operations.

The Ocean Beach Surf and Skate Grand Opening Kick-Off event is FREE and open to
the public. The skate contest is open to all ages and there will be a $5 donation for
contest entry. Contestants can register at Ocean Beach Surf and Skate or on the day
of the event. The open skate session is free and helmets will be permitted for all
skaters under 18 years old.

For more information about the Ocean Beach Surf & Skate Grand Opening Kick-Off
Skate Jam, please email Lanette Jorgensen, at LanetteJ@OBSurfSkate.com or call
(619) 225-2317.

About Ocean Beach Surf & Skate

Established in 1999 by owner, Rodger Caldwell, OCEAN BEACH SURF AND SKATE
opened its doors to provide sister company, Ocean Experience Surf School, with a
retail and home base. Recently voted “Best Skate Shop in San Diego” by City Beat’s
Best Of, Ocean Beach Surf and Skate promotes the Southern California lifestyle while
supplying core needs to surfers and Skateboarders alike. Ocean Experience Surf School
and Ocean Beach Surf and Skate take pride in providing positive and meaningful
experiences to all clients, patrons and associates and conduct all business with the
highest standards of service, integrity and quality.

About The Kona-California Scholarship

The Kona-California Scholarship was founded by Travis Brown and Max Robinson in
order to help students from Kailua-Kona, HI, pursue higher education on the mainland.
Both Brown and Robinson graduated from Konawaena high school, each going on to
receive undergraduate degrees from respected universities in San Diego. While Brown
and Robinson truly cherish their upbringing in Kona, they feel that the choice to move
to San Diego has been invaluable to their personal growth. Their college and career
experiences on the mainland have allowed both exciting career paths and a broader
perspective on the world. They would like to help other Kona students with a similar
desire for education to pursue opportunities in California. “The decision to leave Hawaii
was a difficult one for us both personally and financially,” commented Brown. “If a
young person decides they want to pursue an educational experience out of Kona and
in California, we want to help them afford the same opportunities we were so fortunate
to be able to take advantage of.”

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