Global Surf News / May 20, 2010
Red Bull Rivals is a one day surf event pitting San Diego’s North and South County locals against each other. Tapping into an area that consistently churns out heavy-hitters in the surf world, the contest will showcase some of the most talented local up-and-comers. Surfers from each county will be invited to battle it out in a head-to-head competition at Ocean Beach for ultimate bragging rights.
Two teams of 10 will be chosen by Ocean Beach Surf and Skate in the North and Quiver Boardworks and Cole Surfboards in the South. Unique to this contest, the surfers will compete in a tag team format, where one surfer from North County and one from South County will enter the water together and surf their best three waves.
They will then run to shore and tag a teammate to go out and do the same; judges will score the best two waves of the three for each surfer and at the end of the day the team with the most points wins. The losing team must give up their surfboards to the winning team, and the winning team will then donate the boards to the Surfrider Foundation.
Twenty of San Diego’s best local surfers, trying to win bragging rights for themselves and their county (exact names of surfers TBA). Judges will include: Pro surfer Jamie Sterling and ASP qualified (judging) professionals.
Saturday, June 5th
8:30am-9:30am: Athlete Registration
10:30am: First Match-Up
3:30pm: Last Match-Up
4:15pm-4:30pm: Winner Announced & Awards Ceremony
Winston’s Holds Benefit for OBcean Injured in Hit and Run – May 23rd
Local OBcean and motorcycle mechanic James “Honkey” Morris was involved in a hit and run accident approximately a month and a half ago. He was clipped by a taxi while on his motorcycle on the I-5. He has recently been released from the hospital after over 3 weeks but has more than $300K in hospital bills for the injuries he sustained.
Winston’s Beach Club is holding a benefit show to try to help Morris with his medical bills on Sunday, May 23rd from 3-8 pm. There will be a raffle of prizes from lots of local merchants, including prizes from Seedless, Visions Glassware, and Slightly Stoopid. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each, or 7 for $5.
Donations are accepted at the door, and there will be free snacks as well as food available for purchase. The bar will have several drink specials. Music includes Nektare from 3:30-5, Israel Maldonado from 5-6:30, and Ishmael & The Peacemakers from 6:30-8.
The National Football League says Ocean Beach businessman is illegally using the Chargers logo.
10NEWS.com / May 22, 2010
Shea McAdams runs a multimillion dollar clothing line called Seedless from Ocean Beach.
The NFL is demanding McAdams stop selling a specific type of shirt in which a lightening bolt appears. “It was infringing upon the rights of the team.” The NFL said in a statement to 10 News. “The letter asks that the company stop making and selling any merchandise of that type.”
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Pizza Port Finally Opens
The long anticipated opening of a North County pizza and brewery – Pizza Port – on the corner of Bacon and Santa Monica – finally occurred on May 14th. The line rivaled Hodads!