Thank You Bare Republic!!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Bare Republic on board as the official sunscreen sponsor of our Bodyboarding Adventures Summer Camp! We love their products because they’re cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, synthetic fragrance and colorant-free, and pretty much just free of all the icky chemicals you don’t want your body (or your kids’ bodies!) to absorb.  Plus, they provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, as well as antioxidant-rich oils and plant extracts that offer intense hydration. What’s not to love?!

Thanks to this awesome brand, we’ll be able to provide sunscreen for all of our participants this summer!  And if you’re able to join us this weekend at the Summer Camp-Palooza at Vista Hermosa Sports Park in San Clemente (4/15 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.), we’ll be offering their Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 as prizes for our prize wheel!

YouRiding Games Bodyboarding Video Game Tournament

Surrounded by bodyboarding legends – both virtual and IRL – we took part in the YouRiding Games video game tournament this past weekend at’s headquarters in San Clemente.  After a heated competition, Bodyboarding Adventures instructors, Iran Cortes and Taylor Scott, took home the top 2 prizes which included a Science bodyboard and an eBodyboarding changing mat.

If you want to check out the action, here’s the unedited live stream of the event, moderated by former pro, Jay Reale, and YouRiding Games’ Manny Vargas.  Visit YouRiding Games on Facebook for gear, upcoming events and more!


Legend Jay Reale
Legend Jay Reale serving as commentator for the tournament.
Taylor Scott being interviewed by Jay Reale
Taylor Scott being interviewed by Jay Reale before the finals while rival Iran Cortes looks on.
Manny Vargas interviews Iran Cortes
Manny Vargas from YouRiding Games interviews the big winner, Iran Cortes.


Beach Clean Up Day at San-O

One thing that we’re really passionate about at Bodyboarding Adventures is teaching our students about the ocean and our beach environment.  That’s why we’ve partnered with the San Clemente Beach Conservation Program, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to preserving our local beaches, to help develop a curriculum for our summer camp that’s focused on respect for the ocean, our beach ecosystem and sustainability.

We recently participated in one of their Beach Clean Up days, which take place every 3rd Saturday of the month at various beaches near San Clemente.  It was such a fun time and we met some awesome people – our little guy even found an orca tooth on the beach (which, of course, we left behind in it’s rightful home)!   Check out their site for more information, upcoming events and to donate to this worthwhile cause.

The Holidays, Bear Coast Coffee, Blackbird Pie
Local company The Holidays ( brought their vintage trailer out to the parking lot, while Bear Coast Coffee and Blackbird Pie served up breakfast.
Bodyboarding Adventures CEO Steve Barnes with son Brayden cleaning up.
Steve and Brayden looking for trash to clean up.
Emily and SCBCP founder, Shon Miller
Emily and SCBCP founder, Shon Miller
Brayden showing us the orca tooth that he found on the beach.
Brayden showing us the orca tooth that he found on the beach.

A message from our Co-Founder…

Welcome to Bodyboarding Adventures – we’re so thrilled you’re here!  Bodyboarding has been a passion of mine for more than a decade and I’m excited to be able to give kids and adults of all ages an opportunity to learn more about it.

We have put a lot of heart and soul into Bodyboarding Adventures in order to give our students the best summer beach camp experience possible.  And we owe a huge thanks to Jay and Vicki Reale, who have contributed so much wisdom and valuable guidance to our company.  We couldn’t have done this without them.

I also want to thank my wife, Emily, for her tireless dedication in making my dream become a reality.  Her business and marketing expertise has given Bodyboarding Adventures a rock solid foundation. She is the best business partner I could have ever hoped for.

And finally, I want all of you to know that we are truly dedicated to making our summer camp an amazing experience our students will never forget.  And if you’re lucky enough to take a private lesson from any of our instructors – especially our two former pros, Jay and Vicki – you’ll be able to say you learned from the some of the best bodyboarders in the world.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Steve Barnes
Co-Founder & CEO