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When twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi decided to pursue a career that combined their passion for surfing and their love of the ocean, their calling came in the form of starting Surf Diva. Before long, they were on course to becoming a lauded school for coed surfers in California and Costa Rica. Augmenting the pair's teachings is their team of certified instructors, all graduates of their school's intensive training program and certified in CPR and first aid. Committed to their expertise in surfing, many of the instructors also hold down careers as firefighters, paramedics, and snowboarders, granting them the combined know-how to put out beach bonfires with a casual backflip.

The team's instruction ranges from coed group lessons and competitive coaching sessions to two- or five-day women’s weekend surf clinics. When they're not teaching surfing, crew members commit themselves to alternative teaching programs in yoga and standup paddleboarding, helping surfers to conquer the water with their bodies as well as with their very buoyant hearts. The twins' Costa Rica program also helps women and families hone boarding skills abroad while becoming fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture.

2160 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla,
CA
US

Tim Bessell is known for hand-shaping top quality surfboards. He can shape a surf board that is right for you, and that will help you get the most out of your surfing experience. If you would like to order a Bessell custom surf board, the following steps are necessary for making sure you get exactly what you want.

515 Westbourne St
La Jolla,
CA
US

Experts from De Leon Aerial Fitness take students even higher with circus-inspired classes in aerial silks, static trapeze, AcroYoga, and other unique methods. The programs, devised by veteran gymnasts and acrobats Victor and Nicole Flores, combine focuses on fitness, skill development, and performance while ensuring that students are never rushed and learn at their own pace.

Victor and Nicole Flores, founders of De Leon Aerial Fitness, both started out with 15 years of competitive artistic gymnastics training before becoming professional acrobats. Now they share their passion for aerial and ground acrobatics training through the De Leon Aerial Fitness program. Classes are held at San Diego United Training Center.

7698 Miramar Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

At Kearny Mesa Bowl, groups of players demonstrate their underhand accuracy before crooning hits at the onsite karaoke bar. The alley hosts open hours throughout the week, along with league opportunities for men, women, and children. Lightweight bowling balls are available for kiddies or adults whose arms are tired from bouts of underground gorilla arm wrestling. After open sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings, Kearny Mesa Bowl enlivens its space with the music and flashing lights of Rock 'n' Bowl. The alley also boasts an arcade, caf?, and full-service bar, where guests can exercise their vocal cords during weekend karaoke sessions.

7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego,
CA
US

With more than one million label-sets sold, and features in Golf Magazine, Pin High Inc. golf-club labels are a classy and durable way to display club ownership. Each set contains 20 laminated labels ($9.95, shipping and handling not included) with up to four lines of information shimmering in your choice of black with gold printing, chrome with black printing, and gold with black printing. Whether showcasing a name and address or a mind-tingling rebus puzzle, the crux of Pin High labels' six layers is the superstrong metallic Mylar film. At 1/1,000th of an inch thick, this Mylar film is one of the most tenacious films available, protecting labels from wear, tear, and water-hazard crocodile bites. Like baseball cards, Pin High's easy-to-read labels are laminated with an air-clear polyester film and then die-cut into strips long enough to overlap when wrapped around a club’s shaft. Corners are rounded to prevent edge peel and to calm angle-phobic golf partners.

5125 Convoy St
San Diego,
CA
US

Youngsters who have outgrown their gear and adults picking up a new sport can outfit themselves with selections from Play It Again Sports, the largest sporting-goods resale franchise in North America. For the last 25 years, the Pacific Beach location set itself apart, garnering both the parent company's Store of the Year and Heritage award and is one of the top performers in the nation. As in all the stores nationwide, brand-name equipment?from popular makers such as Diamondback, Bodyglove, and Wilson?shines in San Diego's displays alongside gently used wares. This gear helps equip competitive athletes playing sports from soccer and golf to surfing and biking. Patrons can also trade in or receive cash for their equipment, provided that it is still in working condition, and put that money toward new or used gear.

1401 Garnet Ave
San Diego,
CA
US