OB FLASHES: News, Calendar and Whatever – May 22, 2010

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surf rivalry OB 6-5-10Red Bull Rivals: June 5th – OB Is Home to San Diego’s North versus South County surf rivalry

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

9:30am-10:15am: Practice/Warm-Up

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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Opening night at Pizza Port. Photo by Jim Grant

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!

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Editordude May 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

Ocean Beach jazz fest returns: George Vargas, the U-T music critic says today:
After a one-year hiatus prompted by the slumping economy, San Diego radio station KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3 and the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association are re-teaming to stage the Jazz88cq ?Ocean Beach Music & Arts Festival.

The Sept. 11 event will feature 26 bands and solo artists performing on seven stages, along with more than 50 fine art vendors around Newport Avenue.

The list of performers includes former James Brown band saxophone star Maceo Parker , eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and his trio, the brassy New Orleans band Boneramacq and top Los Angeles saxophonists Ernie Watts and Justo Almario.cq Also on the bill are such nationally acclaimed San Diego artists as flutist Holly Hofmanncq and pianists Geoffrey Keezer a


psd May 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

OB Surf & Skate is in charge of the North County team?

Lame on the Seedless thing – I’m gonna have to try and stop by to see if I can score one of the Chargers logo shirts or hoodies before they’re gone. I’ve always liked those things, just never got around to scoring one…

Pizza Port is as awesome as expected. Was in last weekend for a bacon cheeseburger pizza and pitcher of OB Chronic. Bomb stuff – now I need the t-shirt.


Nate Hipple May 24, 2010 at 9:21 am

[Just passing this along…]

DRUNK POET SOCIETY at Winstons in Ocean Beach 6pm-8pm. It’s a good crowd…you’ll like alot I bet!

The feature for Monday is APRIL…she is a african-american woman who writes some very electric words.

Hope to see you there!


Editordude May 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

We received this:

Hmm…. just showed up at pizza port to try it out. Love the one up north, but….. my husband and friends are inside. They have their beer and pizza is on the way. I just got off work and went in to join them. I was stopped at the door and told to wait in the HUGE line for half an hour to get in. This bull*#$%. Figure it out pizza port.
-old in’fiance


Arte Fresca Art Show May 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Arte Fresca is a new event that features new, local artists and live music. Come join us for our first event on Friday, June 11th @6pm at 5152 Muir Avenue (near the entrance to Dog Beach). The event is free but much of the art work will be for sale by the artists an any donations are always welcome! Nick’s At the Pier will be donating some appetizers and wine so come and join us June 11th!! Check us out on Facebook,


Editordude May 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

We received this invite from Dave Gilbert:

Howdy friends!
Please come out and join me & my new band the Rhythm Ranchers this Friday night, June 4th at Tio Leo’s on Napa St. in Bay Park. We have the Rockin’ Aces opening the show at 9:30 and then we’ll take the stage from 10:30 ‘til closing. There’s no cover either! We’re all about having fun, playing Rock-a-billy, Country, Amercana and up-beat blues and we’re not too loud either…Hope to see ya there! ;)


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