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July 24-28th  

Every day a new adventure awaits according to the weather: surfing, skimming, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking, free-diving and more! The SBX Waterman camp is a unique freshwater surf camp designed and taught by water enthusiasts to create water enthusiasts. The camp has a strong emphasis on the importance of outdoor activity and helps instill a respect for the environment. Basically the camp is focused on enjoying the amazing diverse landscape we call home.

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Join us for our pre-season sale!  Find fabulous deals on SUPs – stand-up paddleboards, inflatable SUPs, Surfboards, Skimboards, Skateboards, accessories and apparel!

Choose from boards of past seasons, closeouts, demo and rental boards of all types ~ all at terrific savings! We need to make room for 2017 product!

 

We’ll be open 10 ~ 5. Come early for best selection!

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Shop at your leisure, in pjs with bed-head perhaps, on our new SHOP page! We will ship most reasonably sized items to you.  You can also call the shop and schedule an appointment to touch and feel the products all at your convenience between 8 am – 9 pm!  We are always available but without scheduled shop hours!  Happy Holidays!

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Join us Saturday not only for yummy farmers market goodies, fun Anchor Day festivities, but also to tye-dye with us! Our “ONE MORE RIDE” SBSK shirts are eager to get some air and desire a splash of color! We will have shirts for sale for $10 in which you can then twist and dye with our as-close-to all natural dyes with the help of our fun employees and friends next to the shop in the green space post-farmers market! Take a dip into color Saturday!
See you then!

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Join us for our monthly community paddles under a full moon.

Full Moon Calendar:

June 20th

July 19th

August 18th

The paddle may take us to the bluff, North Bar, or just to a circle on the water off the shore of Empire Beach to congregate and gaze at the moon. We will be meeting at the Empire Public Beach lighthouse to depart at 8:30pm (you should join us earlier in the evening for our weekly Freshwater Friday wine-down party on the wall. Come with any non-motorized water craft, may that be a kayak, SUP, surf-ski or whatever you choose to float upon. If you’re interested in joining us but lack a vessel of your own, we will have boards and boats available for rent! Please call us to reserve and mention it is for the full moon paddle to our sweet employee!

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Saturday, July 26th, come join us in the celebration of ten years in business. Ten years ago we went out on a whim and opened up Michigan’s first full service freshwater surf shop. Everyone thought we were loonies. Well, we still are. But it has been an absolute treat to be able to provide fun for Northern Michiganders and visitors alike. Giving people a chance to enjoy our incredible coastline from the water. Please bring your friends, happy faces and memories to the open space next to the shop for live music, sweets, treats, deals, steals and more. We thank you for allowing us to share the stoke with you, your families and friends. These last ten years have been a lot of work but that much more fun and exciting. And YOU have contributed. Just by visiting our site! So come. Celebrate. Be merry. Get on board. Get your feet wet. And be stoked, for the number of individuals who think surfing on a lake is just a myth, well, the number has decreased substantially since 2004. We did it.

 

We will be next to the shop at 4 o’clock at and will party all night!

Movie by projector to follow music!

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streaker photo in Downtown Empire ~ Saturday July 19th @ 8-11 pm

We are about to host another rad street dance here in Empire. And have the pleasure of having Streaker providing the tunes again this year! Join us downtown Empire, Saturday July 19th at 8pm for some serious boogi’in until 11pm. There will be no streaking involved. Just Streaker jammin out. Don’t miss out on Streaker or all the other Anchor Day festivities! This is an event in Northern Michigan that you’ll want to be a part of.

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2014 SBX Waterman Camp

July 21st-25th

Every day a new adventure awaits according to the weather: surfing, skimming, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking, snorkeling and hiking! The SBX Waterman camp is a unique freshwater surf camp designed and taught by water enthusiasts to create water enthusiasts. The camp has a strong emphasis on the importance of outdoor activity and helps instill a respect for the environment. Basically the camp is focused on enjoying the amazing diverse landscape we call home.

The last three years of camp have been over the top fun and we look forward to another successful, smile filled week. Every day July 21- 25th from 9am to 1pm meet us at the Empire beach for your next waterman adventure.

This year we will have two different camps. One for groms ages 7-12 and another for eager to-be watermen ages 13+. The younger camp will focus on the basics of all watersports mentioned and will be a mellower version of our big-kid camp. (not-so rigorous hikes and beginner instruction) The traditional 13+ camp will take being a waterman to the next level, and as well as recapping on basic instruction, we will be pushing the students more towards independent exploration of the wonderful water sports we will be practicing.

Both camps are bound to be a blast. Call us at 231.326.9283 (WAVE) for more details and to reserve your spot today!

The cost of the camp is $300 which includes use of all equipment, a goody bag for all participants, and an abundance of happy memories to take home with you!

Check out our Facebook page for the full SBX photo album:

 

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Camp Cost(one price):

July 21-25th (9-1pm) – $300

 

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This Friday, July 26th we are putting on a FREE movie night!

We will be showing the powerful surf film and true story of Jay Moriarity along with a slideshow of what we hope to be an over-the-top successful week of the 2013 SBX Waterman Camp and Ella’s short documentary film “Beneath the Surface” which captures the danger that South Bar faces and which exemplifies passion for bringing awareness to the causes of its decreasing health.

Bring a chair, a blanket, a beverage of choice and come join us next to the shop in the green space! FREE popcorn will be available if you flash us a smile!

The projector will fire up at dark (approximately 9:40pm)!

Any Questions- Call 231.326.9283

See you then!

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WET_Empire_Online_Banner_Mat-2WaveJet Propulsion,  a revolution in water sports, will come take Empire by storm June 21 as part of it’s 2013 WaveJet Experience Summer Tour. We invite people to come join us and see for yourselves what WaveJet is all about.  There will be numerous boards available for people to demo.  The demo will take place at the Empire Public Beach on Friday, June 21st  from 12-6.  

WaveJet is a patented personal water propulsion system designed for use in a range of personal watercraft including surfboards and stand-up paddle boards (shaped by a world class team of shapers), lifeguard rescue boards, body boards and more. The WaveJet System includes board, wireless wrist controller and the patented WaveJet Power Pod, which uses renewable, rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and provides 20lbs of thrust. The pod is powered through a wireless wrist controller that utilizes Seatooth technology and recharges into any electrical outlet in just 3 hours. WaveJet technology also features an electronic dismount, so that if the rider falls off the watercraft, the power is cut.
The beauty of WaveJet’s revolutionary, performance-enhancing technology is it lets you go where no one else can go and do things no one else can do. Surfers spend more time riding waves, regardless of condition. Paddlers don’t have to worry about winds or currents changing directions. Lifeguards save more lives.
For more information- Check out http://wavejet.com or give us a call!

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We are very sorry to announce the 3rd Annual Used Board Swap & Sale has been cancelled!

Come buy and/or sell!! Come in and get great deals on last years goods to commence the 2014 season!! If you have outgrown an item bring it in Sat May 3rd and earn some needed cold cash! Items must be in good shape & no dealers please!  Stay or pay a 20% commission to SBSK. For more info call Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak @ 231-326-9283.