Save 20% on spring rec classes

Whatever your resolution for the New Year, we have a watersports class that can help you achieve your goal. To help we are offering 20% off* our spring rec classes until January 31.

Youth activities at MBAC this month

To kick off 2015 Watesports Camp style we are offering a couple of activities this month for youth ages 6-17 and their families to get out for some fun on the water!

Sail, Surf, or SUP for credit this spring

It’s still not too late to sign up for one of our popular Spring college credit classes. These semester-long classes, beginning on January 21 and running through May 5, are by far the best value we have to offer. Escape from all the stress of the classroom or lab each week and enjoy learning on or in the water.

Resolution to be happier, healthier, more productive? Science says be around the water more.

Have you ever thought about why you suddenly become more relaxed or happy when you’re at the beach? Or why all the stresses of the world seem to disappear when you surf or SUP? Well there may now be a scientific argument as to why that is.

1/5/15

Save 20% on spring rec classes!



Whatever your resolution for the New Year, we have a watersports class that can help you achieve your goal.  To help we are offering 20% off* our spring rec classes until January 31.  If your new year’s resolution consists of learning something new, doing something outside, or getting in shape we have a class for you.  Register by January 31 for any of our upcoming rec classes through April and receive a 20% discount at checkout with coupon code newyear15.

What sport should you try?  How about sailing?  You won't need to brag to your friends about what a great sailor you have become because once you complete a class you are checked off to rent a sailboat at our low rental rates and you can take them out to show off your new-found skills.

If you are interested in maybe something a little more action sports orientated, like surfing or wakeboarding, and have been nervous to try, let our experienced instructors provide a safe learning environment to push your comfort zone.  The thrill that most people get their first time riding a wave or getting up on a wakeboard is unforgettable.  You will be stoked for days.

Getting bored with the same workout routine? A stand up paddling workout in one of our paddleboarding classes can provide a new workout to challenge you. Or you can learn to row in one of our sweep or sculling classes for a full body workout.

Sign up for a rec class (or two!) at mbaquaticcenter.com before the end of January and save 20% with coupon code newyear15.

*Excludes semester-long college credit classes and packages.



Youth activities at MBAC this month



To kick off 2015 Watesports Camp style we are offering a couple of activities this month for youth ages 6-17 and their families to get out for some fun on the water!

On January 10th we will be starting a wakeboarding camp that will meet from 9am-11:30am for 4-consecutive Saturdays.  Based on the format of our popular Wakeboarding Development Camp, campers will stay on the boats and ride with one of our experienced instructors who will help them to advance their skills.

On January 18th we are offering a Youth and Family Sail Day.  Enjoy an afternoon of sailing with friends and family on one of our J-24 keelboats! This is a great opportunity to get out on the water with the whole family and enjoy a tour of Mission Bay before heading out to the ocean (conditions permitting) with your sailing instructor.  At only $30 per person this is an affordable way to have a great sailing experience for the day.

There are some other great opportunities for youth this spring at MBAC.  To see the full list of upcoming off-season activities and to register visit www.watersportscamp.com/off-season today!

Sail, Surf, or SUP for credit this spring



It’s still not too late to sign up for one of our popular Spring college credit classes.

These semester-long classes, beginning on January 21 and running through May 5, are by far the best value we have to offer. Escape from all the stress of the classroom or lab each week and enjoy learning on or in the water.

While we offer sailing, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and sea kayaking classes this upcoming spring, we also offer a variety of classes not beginning with the letter “S”, like wakeboarding, waterskiing, windsurfing and rowing.

CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE SPRING 2015 COLLEGE CREDIT CLASS SCHEDULE

While SDSU and USD students can get college credit for taking these incredibly fun classes they are open to anyone looking to learn something new or have fun participating in watersports.

The first class meetings for SDSU students meet on campus in Park Boulvard in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union January 21-27, and USD students can attend the watersports credit class orientation on the USD campus on Tuesday, January 27, 1pm-2pm in Maher Hall 205.

If you can't make those meetings or aren't a student then you can start class during the first class meetings at MBAC January 28-February 3.  Priority registration is given to current SDSU/USD students.

Registration in a class is not confirmed until you register and pay your lab fee with MBAC so be sure to select your class, register online, and reserve your spot soon as some of these classes will fill up quickly.


Resolution to be happier, healthier, more productive? Science says be around the water more.


Have you ever thought about why you suddenly become more relaxed or happy when you’re at the beach? Or why all the stresses of the world seem to disappear when you surf or SUP? Well there may now be a scientific argument as to why that is.

In a book released last summer, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, author and marine biologist Wallace Nichols makes many arguments about the neuroscience supporting the idea that our brains are wired to react positively to water, and suggests that being close to water can make us not only happier, calmer and more emotionally healthy, but also more successful in life, relationships and even business. Whether it is the color, sound, or appearance of water our brains are pleasantly calmed and soothed in or around water. Water can even evoke creativity and thoughtfulness while inspiring people to be their best. Nichols states that “...[W]ater provides the most profound shortcut to happiness out there.”

Lucky for us San Diegans, we have such great access to water sources to surround ourselves with this “blue mind” state to bring out this happiness. If your resolution is to be happier, healthier, or more productive, then try spending some more time in, or around water and see if it works for you. We have many opportunities for you to immerse yourself in a relaxing and fun culture centered around the water.





12/1/14

Give & receive this Holiday Season



An MBAC gift certificate can be the perfect gift for someone this holiday season and includes an additional gift as well.

Purchase a gift card between now and December 14 and MBAC will throw in an additional certificate for a SUP or Kayak Rental. Enjoy it yourself or stuff it in a stocking for someone special this season. Either way, one of you can enjoy some time on the water as our gift to you!

We have gifts for all ages and interests. If you’re on a budget, maybe think about gifting an Intro to Surfing Class ($65) or a Wakeboard Freeride ($69) to those adventure-seekers in your life. For those looking for a more leisurely activity on Mission Bay our Moonlight Kayaking or Stand Up Paddling adventure is a great deal at only $49 per person. If you’re looking to splurge a little, consider gifting a Basic Keelboat Sailing class ($245) or even a four-session Wakeboarding or Waterskiing class ($159). There’s something for everyone!

Purchase a gift certificate by December 14th to make sure that you receive it in time for the holidays and we will automatically send you your additional free gift certificate in the mail.

Register early for Spring 2015 credit classes and save




Take advantage of earlybird registration for Spring 2015 semester-long college credit classes and save 10% off at checkout through December 14.

Not sure of your school schedule yet?  Not a problem! Just choose a day and time for your class now and we will happily transfer you to a class that fits your schedule at a later date.

If you've taken our semester-long credit class before then you don’t need us to tell you what a great value and how much fun these classes are. There’s no better way to escape from the daily routine then getting out on or in the water once a week.

To take advantage of this special offer to get 10% off (including wakeboarding!) be sure to register before December 14!