Summer's story

Summer’s SDSU Surfing Experience

Last spring SDSU biology student Summer Williams took part in one of our semester-long surfing classes. Her weekly surfing class served as a much-needed break from her otherwise stressful studies.  Originally from the Midwest, Summer never imagined that she would have the chance to learn how to surf in America’s Finest City while also earning a grade.  Read More

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MBAC spreads sustainable message at UCSD’s 8th Annual Meet the Beach event

Every year UC San Diego Recreation hosts Meet the Beach, a “giant beach party for UCSD’s freshmen and first year grad and transfer students.” This year Mission Bay Aquatic Center staff joined the 3,000 student celebration by distributing reusable straws in hopes of spreading awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans. Read More

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My ‘So San Diego’ College Experience – Thanks to Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Paddling for university credit. Such a unique opportunity that changed my entire outlook on my college experience.

Absolutely love San Diego? Me too! That’s why when all of my friends were applying to colleges across the country three years ago, I applied to one: San Diego State University. While deciding to stay at home with Mom and Dad for four more years was less than ideal, it is exactly what I chose to do.  At the time I had no idea that decision would lead me to a totally unique college experience while discovering a passion for watersports and meeting some amazing people. Read More

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Melissa Cochran Sculler

MBAC Stories: Melissa Cochran

When Melissa Cochran was gifted a rowing class from her daughter and son-in-law for her birthday a few years ago, she never imagined she would find a life-long passion and love for rowing on Mission Bay.  She continues to rent a rowing shell weekly where she finds tranquility and a peacefulness on the water that help drown out her stress.  Read More

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Melissa Sculling

New video series to share MBAC Stories

With people from all walks of life enjoying and benefiting from MBAC programming there are many amazing stories to be told.  Our new MBAC Story video series will share some of the inspiring, interesting, and at times ridiculously funny stories that caught our attention. Read More

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Ethan Pursel

MBAC Story: Ethan’s camp experience

Ethan Pursel is a cherished camper who has been attending The Watersports Camp for six years. Ethan has high functioning autism, which requires 1-on-1 attention at all times from a dedicated inclusion counselor. Check out this avid surfer’s story, narrated by his mother, Julie, regarding his experience at Associated Student’s Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

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