San Clemente Ocean Festival
Saturday & Sunday July 18 & 19, 2015
at the San Clemente Pier
One of the great events of the summer, the San Clemente Ocean Festival is open to everyone. If you paddle, surf, swim, run, SUP, dory, have kids or enjoy just being at the beach…
You will love the San Clemente Ocean Festival!!!
Chris Dunn, CEO of Surftech announced today that Surftech and NSP have joined forces in a distribution agreement for the United States that will commence on July 14th, 2015. The transition moves NSP away from their current distribution partner in move that will expand their reach in the US market. Although the details of the new partnership are still being formalized, the companies will share many of the core administration functions allowing for more efficiency in the field and allowing both brands to scale more rapidly in the market.
“This is an exciting new time for Surftech. It’s our objective to continue to present US retailers with a complete line of high quality surf and SUP retail products. NSP has an excellent product array that compliments the Surftech family of brands and is in no way duplicative.” Chris Dunn CEO of Surftech “The two brands together present an extremely powerful retail combination, one we are excited to a part of moving forward.”
“This change is in the best interest of NSP and its customers,” said Chris Chamberland, NSP Brand Manager. “We are so excited about the next chapter in the evolution of NSP and having a greater input into how NSP will be presented to retailers and consumers.” Operating under its core brand beliefs of Nature, Science, and Passion – NSP will continue to evolve to offer boards that meet the demands of everyone – from beginner through to athletes at the top of their game.
Both NSP and Surftech foresee no disruption to supply of product to retailers during the changeover. Sales contacts and information will be supplied in the days ahead. As two of the largest designers and suppliers of Surf and Stand Up Paddleboards globally, Surftech and NSP offer a diverse range of boards and brands to suit every level and discipline of surfer and stand up paddler.
Surftech, “The original board manufacturing company,” was founded in 1989 in Santa Cruz, California by Randy French. A pioneer of composite technologies, Surftech was the first company to introduce composite manufacturing to the surfing, paddling and SUP industry. Surftech’s business model has always been about board builders giving them a way to scale and expand their businesses with a seamless solution that complimented their existing lineups. In the early 90′s, Surftech partnered with a world-class international factory that matched their commitment to excellence, providing unparalleled capabilities, strong environmental practices, unmatched craftsmanship and most importantly couldscale to meet demand.
To the SUP & Paddleboard Community,
After nine amazing Battle of the Paddle events in California and Hawaii we are saddened to announce that the Rainbow Sandals will not be hosting the event for 2015.
The BOP has enjoyed incredible growth since it’s inception, however, the economics of producing the event have become overwhelming and unsustainable for Rainbow Sandals, Inc.
Please know that the BOP has been an amazing journey and experience for everyone involved.
We thank all past competitors, sponsors and exhibitors for the tremendous support and participation. In addition, we want to acknowledge all local permitting agencies and safety personnel for allowing us to have such an event and making it safe for everyone to compete.
And lastly, we want to express genuine gratitude to all volunteers and event staff for your generous service and effort making the BOP one of the greatest water sporting events ever.
We sincerely appreciate everyone’s love and support in this great endeavor and look forward to seeing you out on the water soon.
Jay “Sparky” Longley and Gerry Lopez
Supporting the King of Sport Foundation
Dana Cove Park (Baby Beach), Dana Point, CA
(Dana Point, CA) – The sixth annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup to benefit the Sport of Kings Foundation will be held Saturday April 18, 2015 at Dana Cove Park (Baby Beach), Dana Point Harbor. Please join Mickey and his friends for a special fundraiser and a great day of paddling fun. Mongoose Cup activities include Sport of Kings Races, Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail (SUP & Pone), “Luck of the Draw Relays”, Prone Paddleboard Sprints, Waterman Expo, SUP Yoga and a delicious BBQ too.
The event is a great opportunity to learn new paddling skills & techniques, checkout the latest in paddling & surfing products and enjoy the camaraderie of racing with friends.
New this year will be the Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail open to SUP and prone paddleboarders (12’6″ & 14′ SUP, 12′ & 14′ prone paddleboard). There will also be a return to the very popular “Sport of Kings SUP Races” and “Luck of the Draw” Relays. These very exciting races test the agility and paddling skills of competitors on a very short and close to shore course. The competition is thrilling to racers and spectators alike. All start positions and relay teams to be selected randomly.
Mongoose Cup Schedule
7:30am: Event Registration opens
9:00am: Paddle Parade with Mickey Munoz
9:30am: One Mile Time Trail
10:00am: Clinics Open-Adaptive Paddling, SUP Yoga, Racing & paddling Skills
11:00am: Kids & Juniors SUP Races
12:15pm: Paddleboard Sprints
1:00pm: Sport of Kings Races
2:30pm: Luck of the Draw Relays
|ONE WEEK TO GO:
THE CHALLENGE IS COMING
Thank you so much for being a part of the 2015 12th Annual Shark Bite Challenge. We are stoked to continue the tradition, and look forward to another great event.
We have some updates for you:
#1 NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Can you believe that this little, grass roots event can’t handle lines on the beach? Nope we can’t. Be sure to register online before the race or at our Welcome Party.
#2 RACE FEES
This event features individual races on Saturday and Outrigger Canoe races on Sunday. We also have clinics, demos and vendors galore! Oh, and don’t forget about our parties!!!
Click HERE to see our schedule of events.
#4 DAY OF RACE PARK ENTRY
If you name is on the race roster, you will be given free entry to the park. Gates open at 8 a.m. We cannot let you in early, sorry.
#5 LEASHES AND PFD’s ARE MANDATORY
Thank you for wearing protection.
Thank you, again, for being a part of the Shark Bite Challenge. We look forward to seeing you all real soon!