Serving seconds at second annual Wakesgiving youth wakeboarding day

The Watersports Camp will be hosting it's second annual Wakesgiving youth wakeboarding event on November 22 from 9am-12pm. Kick off your Thanksgiving Break with a full serving of camp wakeboarding fun in the middle of November!

8 reasons to buy a Nautique from the used boat sale

There are probably a million reasons why you should buy one of the Nautiques from the used boat sale. Here are a few that top the list.

Help Clean the Beach this Sunday, November 16

You can help keep the beach and waters clean and safe for all to enjoy by taking part in our Fall Beach Clean-Up Sunday, November 16, from 9am-11am.

Gov. Brown signs boating safety law

A recently approved law in California looks like it will address safety concerns of California power boaters. On September 18, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a boater safety bill requiring all operators of powerboats in California to be in possession of a Vessel Operator Card and pass a safety course.

11/12/14

Serving seconds at second annual Wakesgiving youth wakeboarding day




The Watersports Camp will be hosting it's second annual Wakesgiving youth wakeboarding event on November 22 from 9am-12pm.  Kick off your Thanksgiving Break with a full serving of camp wakeboarding fun in the middle of November!   The cost for this activity is $69/camper.

Wakesgiving is just one of our camp off-season activities for campers to enjoy. Check out the full list of upcoming off-season activities at watersportscamp.com/off-season.

Register for Wakesgiving today at watersportscamp.com!

8 reasons to buy a Nautique from the used boat sale



There are probably a million reasons why you should buy one of the Nautiques from the used boat sale. Here are a few that top the list.

Reason 1- You will look cooler than that other guy

You know that guy we’re talking about. The one that has loaded all of his friends into his outboard motor fishing boat to create a “huge” wake. The boats we’re selling have an integrated ballast system that can add 906 pounds of ballast to create a perfect wake. You’ll be able to cruise comfortably in a beautiful boat.

Reason 2- These boats put safety first

With an inboard V-drive engine, the propeller sits far away from the swim step, ensuring that wakeboarders and swimmers are kept clear from all moving parts. Don’t spend less money on a boat with an outdrive motor and sacrifice safety.

Reason 3- Your 50 new friends

As soon as you hop aboard your very own Nautique, friends will come flocking. New, old, near and far your friends will want to spend way more time with you. And your boat. Good thing there’s a max capacity of 12 people so you will be able to take a few of them out all at once.

Reason 4- Practice makes you pro

With your very own Nautique you will be able to wakeboard as much as you want! With the amount of time you will spend landing new tricks behind this boat, you could be pro in no time! Professional riders like Bob Soven, Shawn Watson, and Shaun Murray ride behind Nautiques, so these boats must be good.

Reason 5- Because we care about these boats

Countless hours have been spent maintaining these boats. Being watersport professionals, we want to make sure our equipment is kept in pristine condition. These boats are removed from saltwater and thoroughly cleaned after every use. We have an entire staff dedicated to making sure these boats are kept in great condition so that our customers (and now YOU!) are able to enjoy them for years to come.

Reason 6- Because we dare you to find another 2013 Nautique at a lower price

These boats typically sell for $80,000+ and have not even been prepared for saltwater use. Our boats are much more affordable and have been equipped for use in Mission Bay or any other body of saltwater.

Reason 7- It’s an award-winning boat.
For the ninth year in a row, the National Marine Manufacturers Association recognized Nautique for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Inboard Watersports Boat category. Nautique has also won a J.D. Power & Associates award for customer satisfaction among ski/wakeboard owners seven times. You will NOT be disappointed with a Nautique wakeboarding boat.

Reason 8- Your kids will WANT to hang out with you.


There is nothing cooler than having a family boat. Your kids will definitely think you’re the cool parents when you take them and their friends out on the water. If you ask any adult that grew up with a boat most of their favorite and best childhood memories are boating with their family.

Visit mbaquaticcenter.com/nautique-sale to pick your boat or give Kevin Straw a call at (858) 488-1000 to see one in person!

No classes or rentals November 24-December 1



We will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 24 through Monday, December 1. All classes will be off and there will be no rentals. We will re-open for normal operations on Tuesday, December 2 at 8am. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Help Clean the Beach this Sunday, November 16



You can help keep the beach and waters clean and safe for all to enjoy by taking part in our Fall Beach Clean-Up Sunday, November 16, from 9am-11am. Additionally, students in MBAC college credit classes can make up an absence by participating in this clean-up all while protecting clean water and wildlife.

Whether you are making up an absence, or just want to do what you can for clean water, be a part of the solution and volunteer for the Fall Beach Clean-Up!

10/24/14

Mission Bay Aquatic Center wins Best Outdoor Rental Shop



Readers of San Diego City Beat recently voted Mission Bay Aquatic Center Best Outdoor Rental Shop.  With quick and easy access to stand up paddleboards and kayaks, our rental program was an easy vote.  For a list of all rental prices and policies, visit the MBAC Rentals page


The award celebration, A Night at the Besties, was hosted at the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center and allowed winners and guests to sample food from many of the award-winning eateries. The fun event brought together some of the top businesses in San Diego for one fun night full of live music and circus performers. A portion of the event proceeds benefited the San Diego Center for Children. 

MBAC Assistant Director, Kevin Waldick stated that, "We are excited to have won this award. There is a lot of notable competition in this category, so to come out on top is a huge honor." To view a complete list of 2014 Best of San Diego Winners, visit 2014 Best of San Diego Winners.

10/1/14

New Coastal Navigation Certification Course at MBAC



Have you ever dreamed of taking a boat to a new destination beyond the horizon? MBAC is excited to announce the addition of Coastal Navigation to the list of US Sailing courses and certifications offered at our facility.

You will learn the art of traditional navigation techniques while integrating the use of modern electronic navigation tools in this classroom-based course. Coastal Navigation graduates will be able to determine their position with a high degree of accuracy and confidently navigate a vessel to a location beyond the horizon. This means you will be able to figure out where you are and how to safely get to where you want to go. There is no prerequisite for this course, making it a great class to take no matter what your sailing knowledge or ability. If you are interested in navigation, this is the class for you!

Other topics include aids to navigation, compass use, plotting, correcting a course for leeway and current, and navigational strategy. The course culminates in a written test that allows you to obtain your US Sailing Coastal Navigation certification.

The first Coastal Navigation course will begin Wednesday, October 15, from 5:30-7:30pm and will run on six consecutive Wednesdays until November 19th. The course fee is $245 ($195 for current SDSU and UCSD students) and class space is limited. Sign up for this course by calling 858-488-1000 or sign up online and gain the skills and confidence you need to sail off into the sunset! If you have any questions about this or any of our sailing courses, please don’t hesitate to contact Paul Lang, Instructional Supervisor for the sailing department, at plang@mail.sdsu.edu or 858-488-2040 x208.