Trouble getting your wetsuit on? Tired of boring old wetsuits? Slipins are now in stock at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop in Monterey! SlipIns DiveSkins/SurfSkins are tight fitting, full body lycra suits designed to make it easier to slip in and out of a wetsuit - wet or dry.

Manufactured in Southern California, Slipins have comfortable foot stirrups and thumb holes with a 17"-20" front zipper up to the neck. The real joy is when no wetsuit is needed - wearing just your SlipIns gives you overall skin protection and excellent sun protection (60+ UPF). It's also excellent protection from stinging critters, fire coral, and abrasions. The polyester/lycra blend has four-way stretch, plus it breathes, wicks moisture and dries quickly. It even comes in fun patterns (such as "whale shark" shown here).

Visit Bamboo Reef at 614 Lighthouse Ave in Monterey.

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2019 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by onthebeach

On the Beach Surf Shop is proud to sponsor the 2019 Monterey Bay Skate Jam Series! Our skate jams are designed to be a fun and interactive competitive event for riders, friends, and family alike. With a live DJ, product tosses, food, and drinks (and, on occasion, demos, games of skate, and other fun events), we invite skaters, friends, and family to come out and enjoy the day with us.

There are 3 age divisions: 9 and under, 10-15, and 16 and up. Riders will be judged based on: creativity, style, consistency, variety (in tricks and use of obstacles), and difficulty.

Sign-ups start at 9am, contests start at 10am. Normally, the event runs until 3pm (but with new events the contest could run a little later). Dates and locations are as follows:

May 18 (please note - because of rain, we may need to postpone this first event - watch our Facebook page for details) - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito

July 13 - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito

September 14 - Monterey Skate Park, El Estero Park, Pearl St & Camino Aguajito

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Discover what's within you! Play Full Ground's Creativity Based Learning Programs are for individuals, private groups, businesses, and organizations to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills through the creative process of "think - do - share" with hands-on making activities in an encouraging and fun environment.

Creativity Coaching for individuals:
1 hour of consultation plus 6 hours of one-on-one work time and access to equipment, materials, and other useful resources for your personal project. Fee is $200 per person.

For businesses, organizations, schools:
We offer flexibility and adaptability training, team-building, business retreats, and more.

For private groups:
We offer creative and fun gatherings and group learning experiences, incorporating activities such as print making, book making, drawing, mixed media, and sewing.

Workshops can be customized depending on your needs, challenges, and wishes and held at Play Full Ground or at your place (we can bring props to turn your location into a playful and fun workshop space). Fees for organizations and groups vary depending on content, length, size of group, and location and include instruction, materials, and tools.

Mai Ryuno, the founder of Play Full Ground, is an artist and educator. She has a Masters degree in Fine Arts plus over 10 years of teaching experience in art and creativity, acting as a mentor for young global leaders, and practicing socially engaged art.

Play Full Ground's studio is located at 550 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Contact us for more information!

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Prime Welcomes Kadalyst Physical Therapy

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Prime

Prime Fitness is happy to welcome Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy to our studio, located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B, in Monterey.

Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy helps adults suffering with back, shoulder, and knee pain to return to exercising, provides fall risk reduction training for those with balance issues, and helps with post-operative care.

Nathan Kadlecek, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, competitive powerlifter, and former collegiate athlete where he punted and place kicked for Harding University. He completed his physical therapy education at Columbia University in New York City. He is a Northern California native who is happy to be back home and serving his community.

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Carpets and Floors, Inc., proudly carries the Louis A. Dabbieri Collection, a line of fine floor coverings curated to exemplify the highest levels of beauty and craftsmanship. An exclusive brand of carpeting, it's available in fewer that 100 of the best retail flooring showrooms in the U.S. and Canada.

Pictured here is the Loquitor rug, made of sisal and wool, giving it a raw, organic look that lends itself perfectly to coastal decor. Which shade is your favorite? We invite you to stop by Carpets and Floors Inc.'s locally owned showroom and decide for yourself - we're located at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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2-Hour Free Parking for Monterey Residents with Permit

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by lighthouseave

The City of Monterey offers a parking program which allows Monterey residents, displaying the proper decal permit, a maximum of two hours of free parking, per day, per parking facility. The decals are honored in the Cannery Row Garage (at Foam & Prescott), the Waterfront Attendant Lot (at Washington & Del Monte), and the Downtown West Garage, (at Franklin & Tyler, does not include time limit zones).

A Resident parking permit decal can be obtained at the Parking Division Office located at 340 Tyler Street, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. To be considered a resident, a person must reside within the City of Monterey and provide written proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement) and current DMV vehicle registration (registered to the resident). These documents must be brought with the resident to obtain their decal. All active military personnel and their immediate family are eligible for this program - please bring your military ID card and vehicle registration. There is an annual $10 administrative charge for each decal permit. The permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

This program cannot be combined with any other special parking program (locals or first hour free) offered by the Parking Division.

This is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 edition of the City of Monterey's publication, City Focus. We encourage you to read the publication in its entirety here.

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