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Paddle Round the Pier

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    The sun appears every now and again and from the office window, no day is every the same but summer is most definitely here with the shop busy with customers getting bits and pieces for upcoming holidays and such like.

    We're heading into the busiest time of the year for us; summer and we've just had Paddle Round the Pier which was such a good weekend mingling with the local like minded surfers / paddleboarders and skaters. We set up camp with Red Paddle Co / Starboard down on Hove Lawns as part of their Tiki tour over the weekend allowing people to test drive the paddleboards and let people know just how good the brand resulting in happy customers!

    Paddle Round the Pier Paddle Round The Pier Tiki Tour

     

    We've also had some new clothing in from Animal, Element, Billabong and others. There is something for everyone so watch the website or pop into Oceansports. A particular favourite is the Animal Lana Jane Knitted Cardi ,it has a bohemian feel about it and would look great with some of the women's bits and pieces we have in.

    Animal Lana Jane Knitted Cardigan Animal Lana Jane Knitted Cardigan

    We are also lucky to have in the Z flex Jimmy Plummer complete skateboards in a range of colours. A few of the staff here have got one and we love them! For £39.99 reduced from £119.99 that there is a bargain. They are ideal for parks or cruising in particular the seafront and after work a few of us have popped down to have a go. We're even running a comp over on our Oceansports Facebook page to win one of these beauties, so if you fancy getting you're hands on one check it out here , the competition ends Monday 13th July so be sure to enter.

    Click the picture for our comp

    There's too much to talk about in one blog so why not pop down to the shop, our friendly staff are on hand to help you with any questions you might have so come say hi.If you're lucky we also have the booth open so why not treat yourself to an ice cream!

     

  • Starboard Tiki Tour - at Paddle Round the Pier

    Starboard Tiki Tour - at Paddle Round the Pier

    Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier is this weekend and we have a big Stand in the Paddle village with Paddleboardings elite brands Starboard and Red Paddle Company.

    Starboard Tiki Tour at Paddle Round the Pier

    Come and see us on the stand and check out the latest SUP Boards and Paddles – This year Starboard are bringing a demo fleet of Astro inflatable boards for you test and we will also have some amazing event deals too - so you won’t want to miss this… get involved and on the water this weekend at Paddle Round the Pier; Europe’s largest Free Beach Festival.. For more info check out : http://www.paddleroundthepier.com/

    To give you a bit of a heads up if you haven’t heard of the festival, a small group of surfers got together back in the day to bring together and evolve what is known now as the world’s largest free charity beach festival with a whopping 50,000+ visitors on average a year. Over the two days be it on land or in the water (4th & 5th July) there is something for everyone to see and do. The event supports some fantastic charities so come and get involved.

     

     

  • Paddle is Upon Us!

    Paddle Is Upon Us!

    The legendary Paddle Round The Pier (PRTP) festival is just over a week away, the weekends antics will see thousands descend on Hove Lawns for the world’s biggest , all for charity FREE beach and watersports festival.

    If you don’t know about PRTP, summer of 1996 a small group of surfers decided to bring together the surfing community in a social seafront event which would raise money for charity at the same time. From the 50 people who attended the first “Paddle”, the event has evolved in to what is now regarded as the world’s largest free charity beach festival, with approximate visitor numbers of 50,000+ people!

    paddle-from-the-start Paddle Round the Pier | Back in the Day

    This huge festival in 2014 will boast, amongst other things:

    • The Main Music Stage,
    • Skate & BMX Ramps,
    • Ukulele Stage,
    • Kids Stage,
    • Parkour,
    • Surf Life Saving Competitions,
    • SUP Races, and
    • The Title Event “Paddle Round The Pier”.

    Ocean Sports will be there sharing a stand with Starboard SUP and Red Paddle Company the World’s leading Inflatable Paddle Board Brand, also on stand will be Jock and Ruby from Tribal Wave Sup and Kate and Jamie from What Sup Shoreham,so if you still haven’t been on an paddle board come by and say hi and see what the world’s fastest growing water sport is all about…!

    skate Paddle Round the Pier | Skate Jam

    Don’t miss the Skate action too – The 8ft Midi ramp is back this year – This has been totally funded by Paddle Organisers as all your favourite skate brands said no to supporting it so please chuck a £1 in the collection bucket when you see one - don’t miss the Shoreham Vs Level Army Skate Jam at 2pm on Saturday – when the area’sbest locals will go head to head on the Mini ramp.

    We are also sponsoring the Legendary Turn and Burn Slalom Skateboard Competition on the sea front so if you think you have been fast on a skateboard think again when you see these guys race from 11am on both days.

    Why not take part in the Pier to Pier Race. If you think you’re the fastest at paddling?!  Challenge your friends and you could WIN A SURF TRIP TO MOROCCO!

    On Saturday 5th July 2014, surfers will paddle their longboards between the vintage piers in Brighton in a charity race to be crowned 2014 Pier to Pier champion!

    What better way to settle the argument about who is the strongest at paddling than to race for charity and race for prizes?!

    Or maybe you just want to test yourself against some competition?

    Or perhaps you want to have fun and paddle between these two iconic landmarks, whilst raising money for some worthwhile causes?

    Grab your longboard, paddle hard and you could win:

    First Prize: A SURF TRIP IN MOROCCO!

    surf-berbere First Prize | Win A Surf Trip in Morocco

    Second Prize: O’Neill Gooru 3/2 Wetsuit

    Third Prize: £50 Cash Prize

    The charity race is run as part of the world’s largest free beach festival “Paddle Round The Pier”, which returns to Brighton on 5th and 6th July 2014.

    For more info log onto: www.paddleroundthepier.com.

    For the Pier2Pier race all competitors must pre-register by contacting pier2pier@paddleroundthepier.com before June 27th 2014.

  • Paddle Round the Pier 2013

    The weather is looking AMAZING for Paddle Round the Pier this weekend - Brighton's largest free beach event! We've been excited for months, but the heatwave in session set's us up for one of the best PRTP's yet!

    Ever caught skateboarders whizzing and weaving between cones? It's rad, so rad we had to get involved. We'll be co-sponsoring this years Turn & Burn Slalom Skateboard Comp, so make sure you come down and check it out. With digital timers and ramp starts, you'll witness some of the UK's fastest slalom skateboarders going head to head through the cones on Hove seafront!

    There's still time to take part too - just sign up by 11:00 on Saturday 6th July on Hove promenade. The Turn & Burn Slalom races will run between 11:00 – 16:30 on both Saturday and Sunday.

    We'll also be on the Starboard SUP and Red Paddle Co stand all weekend. Come and check out the World's best-selling inflatable SUP, or some of the amazing Starboard range. We'll have special offers running over the weekend too. Grab a flyer and get a free paddle with any SUP or free wetsuit boots with any full wetsuit purchased!

    Want to know more about what's going on at Paddle Round the Pier? Here's the link:

    We'll see you down there!

  • Paddle Round the Pier - this weekend!

    The Ocean Sports Mobile Skate Store is on the road again, this weekend we're at Paddle Round the Pier Brighton. As they have three mini ramps there this year, plus the slalom skating, we're gonna be right next to the ramps and the slalom skating. Our team riders Jez, Paul, Marley, Emmett, Josh and Eden will all be representing this weekend - you won't miss them as they'll all be rocking the new shop skate tees. 

    Witchcraft team riders Jamie Morley, Garret McNevin, Max, French, Nico, and Joe Habgood will be at Saturday's Pro Jam. Witchcraft's artist / owner "French" is going to put some of his infamous artwork on a blank deck which will then be auctioned on the day - all proceeds go to the paddle charities. . Prizes have been rolling in all week from Death, Vans, Shiner, Santa Cruz, Independent, Surrey Skateboards, Dwindle so the tricks for prizes jams are going to be off the dial...

    The skate store will be jammed full of new stuff from the likes of Creature, Witchcraft, Real, Indy, Krooked, Bones.... We'll have a big range of longboards from Loaded and Santa Cruz plus old school favourites from G&S, Powell, Alva and more. There will also be lots of deals on the day on Santa Cruz tees and hoodies so come and say hi.

    Don't forget to check out the slalom skating too which is happening right on the sea front - this year they have two start ramps plus drag strip style lights watch some of the best slalom skateboarders in the Uk in action. For more info on everything that's happening at the Paddle this weekend check out www.paddleroundpier.com 
     

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