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Ah, come out tonight for our Annual bash to usher in the big wave season! 

Be careful out there with the big swell.  While local female Mavs surfers like Jamilah Star  (recent Mom with a 6-week old) and Jenny Useldinger were tearing it up in Waimea, it was rough to hear about the Ghost Tree tragedy and Peter Davi.

By the way, the Mavericks Surf Contest's opening ceremonies is this Friday, December 7 at 2pm.  The waiting period runs from that day through March 31st, so be sure to sign up for e-mail alerts on their site.  Better yet, catch local Mavs surfers out there on any big day

See you this evening for our annual Zuna Surf Holiday bash with Kill the Spill and friends. 

Arrive early & get your 15% off Sports Basement STICKER at check-in.  Enjoy 3 Surf films, FREE 21st Amendment beer, live music & more.  What could be more fun?

Event details are below, after these UPDATES:

o  Matunas' Eco Wax Bonus:  With each $5 raffle ticket sold, get 2 free bars of organic surf wax.  We love this stuff.  No petrochemicals!

o Raffle Grand Prize: Win a Shortboard - a fun 6'2 Cobalt thruster from shaper Bob Miller/BlueCoil.

Other Prizes - Win surf DVDs, board bags, clothing, massage certificates & more from Globe Shoes, massage guru Scott King (clients include some Mavericks surfers), NorCal Surf Shop and others.

Sam George - due to a last minute conflict, he won't be able to join us, but "Carving" director Roberto Vezzone will be.

Thurs, Dec 6th; 7pm-11pm
at Pkirkeby Fine Art, runs Dec 6-Jan 8

Come out for Aqua Surf Shop's Opening Night event for  great photography show by Rob Brodman, Scott Eggers, Paul Ferraris, Art Gimbel, Mark Gordon, Dickson A. Keyser, and Elizabeth Pepin --- all Bay Area residents and photographers who share a deep connection to Ocean Beach. Taco truck, live DJ and more.  More Info.
o  Wed Dec 12th; 8pm-12am
Save The Waves hosts "Kill The Spill Volunteer Appreciation Night

A second KTS event!  Come out for the mini fundraiser benefiting oil spill cleanup & awareness.  Cruise into San Francisco's Riptide Cocktail Lounge at Taraval @ 47th Ave for Surf Movies, DJ's and vegetarian Middle Eastern food. Raffle giveaway includes a Vernor longboard!
o  New NorCal Surf Shop Opens
1101 Douglas Ave at California,
Burlingame, CA 650-218-6023 

SURF SALE!  Check out the sweet new digs of the second Nor Cal shop and the vibrant interior murals.  Opened by kiteboarder/surfer Jeff Kafka, along with Greg Sabin and Shawn Rhodes, pick up your 20% off discount card at Zuna's Holiday Bash.  The card is good on Burlingame store purchases thru Mon 12/9.

Join us  Wednesday, December 5th,  for a special triple-header surf movie night and celebration at Sports Basement - Potrero Hill.  Kick back with 21st Amendment beer, 15% off Holiday shopping, live music by the Hiwatters and more!

This evening is also  Kill the Spill Volunteer Appreciation Night.    Thanks to the early response of our surf community and friends, our beaches opened back up November 18 -- eleven days after the Cosco Busan oilspill. Long-time residents also noted that OB's shores were "the cleanest they've seen in a long time."  We're also excited to see there's progress on myco-remediation -- that is, using oyster mushrooms to transform the oil we've helped collect into natural compost.


         o  "The Lost Wave: An African Surf Story" -  introduced by Sam George |  TRAILER
         o "Carving"
    - Roberto Vezzone's short film on eco-shaper Danny Hess | TRAILER
         o "Hobgood Challenge" - Rippers rip it in Micronesia, even finless.  | TRAILER

    * WIN A SURFBOARD! - show your Disaster Worker ID for free raffle entry.


    Event Sponsors:

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    Zuna Surf's Surf Movie & Holiday Madness IV
    "Kill the Spill Volunteer Appreciation Night"
    Wednesday, December 5, 2007  | 6pm-10pm

    at Sports Basement - Potrero Hill Store
    1590 Bryant St, San Francisco (btw 15th & 16th St) |  Tel: 415.437.0100

    plentiful parking  | 
    directions  | RSVP by Tues 12/4 advised

    6pm - 8pm Arrive early & pick up a *15% off shopping sticker at front check-in. Enjoy:
    • Live Music by the Hiwatters
    • Complimentary beer, beverages, light food
    • Thanks to 21st Amendment for the IPA and Watermelon Wheat!
    • Cash registers close at 8pm. 
    • Win a Shortboard & Surf Gear.  You do not have to be present to win.
    • Pick up some fab, eco-surf wax by Matunas! -- no petrochemicals used.
    • Buy $5 in raffle tickets and get 2 Matunas wax bars FREE.
    8pm -10pm


    Head downstairs to the screening room for more beer and these films:
    admission & RSVP
    Sports Basement admission is FREE. 
    FILM ADMISSION:  $8 at the door or FREE w/ $20 minimum store purchase receipt per person dated 12/5/07.  Combined purchases on one shared receipt are NOT VALID.

    Please kindly RSVP by
    Tuesday, December 4 so we can ensure plenty o' beer  & food.

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    Opening film:  Carving (12 mins)
    Roberto Vezzonne's short film focuses on San Francisco shaper Danny Hess, who uses unique techniques to shape beautiful fishes and other boards out of wood and other sustainable materials.  The Malloy brothers and Ocean Beach locals have nothing but high praise for his art, along with the high performance & speed that Hess surfboards deliver.  The waiting list is now over 9 months.

    Roberto, a Brazilian native who's lived in California since 1997, is an alum of the Academy Of Art.  He produces narratives, commercial films and sports documentaries -- primarily on surfing, skateboarding and capoeira -- the Brazilian martial art.


     8:30pm Film:  "The Lost Wave: An African Surf Story"  (60 mins)


    "The Lost Wave: An African Surf Story" chronicles the surf expedition of Sam George --
    writer of the hit documentary RIDING GIANTS, former editor of Surfer Magazine, and longtime surf explorer --  to Sao Tome, a remote West African island nation with a tortured past of slavery and colonial abandonment. Along with pro surfers Holly Beck and Joe Curren, they seek to add a new chapter to surfing's historical roots, as they share waves with local villagers riding hard-carved wooden boards --"goffes," which they have done for generations, untouched by the surf culture of the outside world.

    The Lost Wave is also a moving, highly personal journey for George, who looks to recapture the passion for the sport that has defined his life.  George grew up surfing in San Francisco, and noted that he is, at heart, "a Kelly's Cove guy."

    The film won the Audience Award at the 2007 Malibu Film Festival.
    The film is narrated by Sal Masekela, (X Games anchor, E! reporter, and star of "Surfs Up") and was shot entirely in high definition.  It features indigenous Sao Tome music as well as a lush, all-original score. The LOST WAVE was produced by filmmaker and action sports producer Paul Taublieb of Malibu, CA-based Media X International, Inc, along with Rush HD and MXi.

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    9:30pm Film:  "Inaugural Hobgood Challenge" (40 mins)


    The Inaugural Hobgood Challenge documents a once-in-a-lifetime trip for a handful of the world's best surfers under the age of 20. These lucky juniors -- Clay Marzo, Owen Wright, Dusty Payne, Eric Geiselman, Dion Atkinson and Garut Widiartha, surf one of the craziest right-hander in the world in Micronesia's Caroline Islands, along with the immensely talented brothers and surf pros, CJ and Damien Hobgood.  These kids stopped at nothing to demonstrate just how sick their surfing is, enticed by $16,000.01 in prize money on the line. 

    Shot over 8 days in the republic of Micronesia, this film includes exclusive super 16mm film, classic teenage hi-jinx, and a cutting edge soundtrack.  It's all combined into a behind-the-scenes story on the best up-and-coming surfing happening today. 

    Presented by Pacsun. The Hobgood Challenge is produced by Globe Shoes and directed by Paul Barranco -- the creative force behind many Globe surf video titles and past associate producer for Fuel TV.

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    about Sports Basement

    Gear up for winter outdoor fun and get 15% off everything during this special Zuna Surf film & shopping night

    Sports Basement is one of our all-time favorite gear stores. The new mega 54,000 square-foot store has just about everything you need for outdoor fun and fitness, whether you're going surf camping, cross-training, or heading to the mountains.  

    They carry many of the brands you love, including
    BodyGlove, Burton, NorthFace,  Ugg, Teva, Dakine, Pearl Izumi, Asics, Shimano,  Timbuk2, Hind, Salomon, Thule, Marika, Isis, Petzl, ClifBar and tons more.   Be sure to also check out the Dakine bags and products from Hurely, Volcom,
      O'Neill, Sanuk, Simple Shoes, Hurley, Volcom, Olukai, and Carve Designs.

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    live music by The Hiwatters

    The Hiwatters serve up vintage surf guitar classics peppered with modern driving rhythms.  Drenched in reverb, high on style, and influenced by Dick Dale and the Sandals, the Hiwatters are keeping the swing of classic surf music alive in the Bay Area.  More:
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