6th Annual Meet The Beach – Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Sixth Annual Meet The Beach, UCSD’s own giant beach party for freshmen and transfer students, the culminating event of Welcome Week, gets underway on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Count on a fun day in the sun, sand and surf, featuring: free surf lessons, kayak paddling, pier tours, tide pool tours, loads of beach games, dj music, free lunch, lots of giveaways {including free MTBeach towels to the first 2,000} and round trip transportation to and from the beach. Returning for their fourth appearance at MTB are our surfing dogs and lots of other surprises. Kick off college the fun way and come down to the beach. It’s all free and it’s all for you.

First shuttles leave the Sun God at 10:30 a.m. Last shuttles to the beach/event 1 p.m. Last shuttles back to campus from the beach leave at 5 p.m. For more information call (858) 534-3772 or check us out on Facebook.

Check out previous Meet The Beach fun!

Volunteer50 Beach Cleanup
After enjoying the day’s festivities, join Volunteer50 at 3 p.m. to help clean and beautify our local La Jolla coastline. All participating volunteers will receive a Volunteer50 t-shirt. Sign up at the Volunteer50 table during Meet the Beach or email:volunteer50@ucsd.edu.


Dozer and Kalani – The Surfing Dogs
Dozer the Surfing Dog and some of his friends, crowd pleasers from last year’s MTB, will again make an appearance at 1:30 for our second annual Meet The Beach Surfing Dog Exhibition. Check out the moves that Dozer has.


San Diego Lifeguards In Action
Watch the famous San Diego ocean lifeguards in action at 2:30 as they stage an exciting ocean rescue to show what’s involved in keeping our swimmers safe. Complete with mock victim in distress, skilled tower lifeguards will show their ocean navigating skills, complete with water craft back-up, as they save the day. Thank you to the San Diego Lifeguard Service for their time and energy in staging this entertaining and informative drama. Click here for more information about the San Diego lifeguards.


Surfrider FoundationThe UCSD Recreation Department is an active advocate for a clean and healthy ocean environment. We are proud to announce our partnership with the Surfrider Foundation in establishing a UCSD chapter. Through our Surfrider chapter we will give the UCSD community an opportunity to be advocates for and stewards of our beach environs, addressing such issues as: water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems and beach cleanliness. If you are interested in joining the UCSD Surfrider chapter drop by the Surfrider table at Meet The Beach or email: cclaiborn@ucsd.edu