Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Great Lakes Surf Rescue – PARTNERS WITH NEWS

The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project would like to thanks its Partners for their support of the 2011 “Surfboard Rescue Techniques” classes.  Without their support, the classes would not have been as successful.  In return, we’d like to share some of our partners’ news with you.

THIRD COAST SURF SHOP is offering a 10% discount off any one item for folks who participated in one of the 2011 Surfboard Rescue Techniques classes. The discount can be used in the store or online (Call 888-932-4575 x 1 for the online coupon code).   The discount is good on anything in the store but cannot be combined with other sales (e.g. surfboards and SUPs are already on sale).  The shop is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Christmas Eve (closed Christmas day).

Our partner, Mike Killion, and his Great Lakes Surfer Magazine has submitted two photos for the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.  His photo titled, “The Day After Christmas,” made the list of the editors' favorite submissions to the photo contest for week 12. Here’s links to check them out:

  1. The Day After Christmas:  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/2011/entries/gallery/people-week-12/#/1 (This is actually the same day and location where I lost my board into the rocks and almost drowned, which inspired me to get involved with the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.)
  2. The Spirit of the Great Lakes: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/2011/entries/123564/view/

Third Coast Surf Shop’s St. Joseph location is featuring Mike Killion’s surf photography. 
Pictures from the unveiling: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.602844993585.2070351.194401242&type=1
All prints are FOR SALE! Each 21"x14" print on archival inkjet paper is mounted to a 3mm sintra board with a matte laminate finish. Prints come ready to hang at $125/each. Contact Mike at mike@mikekillion.com for purchasing or call Third Coast Surf Shop, 888-932-4575 x 1, to pick one up for yourself or loved one! Perfect gift for the holidays!! (hint, hint) :)

We’d like to congratulate Wet Mitten Surf Shop for opening its second location in Traverse City, MI, November 25th, located on E Front St. right next to the Grand Traverse Pie Co.  If you are looking for a fun stocking stuffer, how about a $25 raffle ticket for the chance to win a 9'3" McTavish Fireball generously donated by its good friends at Global Surf Industries. All proceeds go directly to Vox United to aid with new well and well restoration projects for villages in Africa. You can give the gift of clean water this holiday season. Stop in or call Wet Mitten Surf Shop Grand Haven or Traverse City to learn more (616) 844-3388; www.wetmitten.com. The goal is to raise $2,500 for a well that can provide clean drinking water for a village of 1500 people.

To become a member of Surfrider Foundation Chicago and/or Grand Haven Chapter (which is the “Lake Michigan” chapter) go to: https://ww2.surfrider.org/surfrider_membership/join/membership4.cfm

GREAT LAKES BOARD COMPANY – Is selling discounted rentals, lessons, punch-card passes and gift certificates. Save up to 25% off regular season prices by Liking and sharing its FaceBook page. Here’s the link to all the details, http://greatlakesboardcompany.com/store-2/.  In addition, it will be hosting the movie premiere of “Defy” January 12, 2012 in Wicker Park, Chicago with DJ’s and boards for sale. More details coming soon.  Great Lakes Board Company in the news: ABC 7 Video http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=7501512

SURFGRANDHAVEN.COM – Introduced its revised website December 1 with a whole new look and capabilities for the freshwater surfers of the Great Lakes.  Its three main features include:
1. Its webcam of the Grand Haven lakeshore;
2. Its marine links with NOAA operations (two lake buoys and the NOAA website that provides a variety of forecast models of the Great Lakes).
3. Its Event Updates – The website can be used to disseminate information to the surfing community regarding events.

More Partner News Coming...

Here’s a Complete list of our current Partners with contact information:

--Third Coast Surf Shop, Ryan Gerard, Owner
St. Joseph and New Buffalo, MI; 574-360-3977; www.thirdcoastsurfshop.com

--Surfrider Foundation, Chicago Chapter, John Swiatowiec Chapter Chair
Chicago, IL; 312-961-0062; http://ww2.surfrider.org/chicago/

--Great Lakes Surfer Magazine, Mike Killion, CEO
Chicago, IL; 847-337-9385; www.greatlakessurfer.com

--Great Lakes Board Company, Ian Jacobson, Owner
Chicago, IL; 773-575-4787; www.greatlakesboardcompany.com

--Surfrider Foundation, Lake Michigan Chapter, Vince Deur & Ingrid Lindfors
Grand Haven, MI; 616-516-2701; www.surfriderlakemichigan.org

--Surf Grand Haven, Will Beaton
Grand Haven, MI; 616 402-2185; http://www.surfgrandhaven.com/

--Wet Mitten Surf Shop, Ben & John McNeil
Grand Haven & Traverse City, MI; (616) 844-3388; www.wetmitten.com

--No Quarter Surf Boards, Marty Karish
Grand Haven, MI; 616-502-9784; www.facebook.com/noquarter.surfboards

--Great Lakes Proud, Austin Holsinger

--The Great Lakes Surfing Association, Bob Beaton
Grand Haven, MI; 231-865-6118; www.sandhillcity.com/glsa.htm

--Beach Nut Surf Shop, Larry Bordine
Frankfort, MI 49635; 231-352-5249; www.beachnutsurfboards.com;

Additional partners and sponsors coming soon…

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