Santa Cruz Welcomes Newer, Larger West Marine Store
Festivities for Aug. 26-28 grand opening includes food trucks, celebrity guests, refreshments, live music and Cruising for a Cause charity night event
FRIDAY IS SOLD OUT
The Mayor of Santa Cruz, Cynthia Mathews, will be the special guest for the West Marine Grand Opening in Santa Cruz on Friday, August 26th 5:30 pm
West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of its brand-new, larger Waterlife store in Santa Cruz, California, the weekend of Aug. 26-28. The store will host an array of attractions on its opening day, Friday, August 26, including food trucks and refreshments, live music and entertainment, and West Marine’s popular Cruising for a Cause charity night event.
The new store is located at 2460 17th Ave. in Santa Cruz. Come celebrate with West Marine the evening of Aug. 26 and enjoy tasty fare from popular Bay Area food trucks Curveball and Zameen, refreshments from KraftBar, live music from local favorite Coffee Zombie Collective, and enter for a chance to win one of four Ultimate Waterlife Packages, a prize valued at nearly $3,500 (a single winner will select one of the four packages available).
West Marine’s Cruising for a Cause charity night will will take place Aug 26 from 5-8 p.m., with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to take place at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the store or at the door for $10. All money collected from ticket sales, as well as 50 percent of West Marine’s Aug. 26 store sales (up to $10,000) will be donated to a group of local, pre-selected nonprofit organizations participating in the event.
• Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Santa Cruz
• Coastal Watershed Council
• Grind Out Hunger
• Jay Moriarty Foundation
• Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
• O’Neill Sea Odyssey
• Pelagic Shark Research Foundation
• The Last Plastic Straw
Inside the store, customers can expect to find a host of new and exciting offerings, including:
- Boating/Sailing: All the gear you need to get out (and stay out) on the water
- Fishing: An indoor Fishing Shack will satisfy all customers’ needs
- Apparel: Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, sunglasses, weatherproof and safety gear, and more
- Engine Parts: Counter fully equipped to handle outboard and inboard motors
- Stand-Up Paddleboards/Kayaks: An array of options for your desired paddling
- Electronics: Vast selection of all type of electronic gear and equipment from today’s hottest brands
“The new store will be a top destination for both locals and the large number of tourists who come here to enjoy our beaches year round,” says West Marine Santa Cruz Store Manager Tim Clark. “We’ll have more of everything and truly be a one-stop shop for all who enjoy life on the water.”
Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com, NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare 21st century adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico, an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, and a wholesale business for our professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, West Marine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.