Feeding San Diego I've been very fortunate enough to have two amazing parents that raised me along with my six other brothers (yeah, there were 7 boys). We did hit a rough patch during my gromhood life when my dad was out of work for a bit and we had to get on welfare. Later in life, I realized that food stamps, blocks of orange cheese, powdered milk and other free food from the government wasn't the norm. Luckily and proudly, my father was able to get a solid job and became a well-known and sought after machine operator here in San Diego county. He got our family back on track and was able to provide for the family once again. I'm now lucky enough to give back to an organization that helps single mothers, fathers and families in the time of need. Just like the government did for our family. With each tour booking, I will donate a percentage of the amount received and donate that to Feeding San Diego at the end of each month. It's not a lot but it's a start. I thank you for allowing me to do this. You are helping just as much as I am. Thank you.
Want to know more about Feeding San Diego and see how you can do more, please visit their website:
San Diego Surf Ladies have been an integral part of what Epic Surf Tours is today. I want to thank each and every member that has supported me over the years. Now with this partnership in place, I will do my best to offer discounted rates to the SDSL Premium members that are looking for photo or video sessions, private 1 to 1 surf lessons and/or looking for my unique Video Surf Coaching.
If you're new to the area and want to be a part of one of the coolest surf clubs in San Diego, look no further. Click on the link below and be a part of this awesome surf community.
OneMoreWave are badass. This non-profit was formed with one thing in mind. Get and keep people in the water. Not just anyone. They build awesome fully custom wave riding crafts for wounded and disabled veterans. For many, this is the turning point to a new chapter in life. And to me that's what it's all about.
If you're a surfer and want to contribute to a cool non-profit, this is the one.
BioTropicLabs have had my back since I was doing Ultra Marathons and IronMan events. I like to keep my body moving. I need to keep my body in top shape as I'm your surf tour guide, sherpa, water photographer and yes... I'm still trail running, surfing, hiking and being outside. I'm super stoked to have Craig believe in me as a partner for all things Manny V. He agreed to pass on the stoke to all of you with a 20% discount code: MannyV20 Please use it and pass it on to your friends and family.
Marbella Surfboards were the boards that everyone wanted and rode back in the 90's here in Southern California. Paulo Cabral was pumping out sick boards for the crew like hot cakes. As life should have it, the new chapter in life sent him to South America. Paulo changed his life but he didn't stop shaping. Marbella slowly faded into the shadows here in San Diego.
Fast forward to today... his son Felipe was getting hit up by those loyal to Marbella and asked if there was any way to have Paulo send some boards from his shaping facilities in Chile and Brazil. It was a risky move but Felipe and Paulo worked the numbers and started taking custom orders from the old school crew. Now, he's taking orders for their 4th shipment of boards to San Diego! Needless to say, Marbella is back and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
I'm honored to have Marbella Surfboards as a partner with Epic Surf Tours. Now, on any photoshoot or surf tour (in California/Northern Baja), you'll be able to demo a few boards that I'll have on hand. Stoked!
If you're looking for a sick new board (custom or stock), hit up Felipe on the Marbella Surfboards Insta. Be sure to mention MANNYV20 to get a hook up:
Joolca - HOTTAP to the rescue! Our flagship, Baja Weekender, have us searching for the empty surf of Northern Baja. Sometimes, that puts us in a place where there are no showers, no bathrooms... nothing. Now, imagine coming out of the cold water and being treated to a hot shower ready to go! Yup, that's what Joolca's HOTTAP will do for you. On your next Baja Weekender, Baja Single Day Surf Strike or San Diego Surf Tour, you'll have a hot shower ready to rock. Check out all of Joolca's kits available and see which one best suites your adventure needs.
Want hot water for your after cold surf sessions or for those epic camping trips?:
The Puerto Experience is a vacation that moves away from the traditional all-inclusive packages. It will allow you to explore what Puerto Escondido has to offer and fall in love with this hidden port. Turn your vacation into an adventure and truly experience all of what the Oaxacan Coast has to offer.