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Girls Learn To Ride Weekend at Texas Ski Ranch
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Op Girls Learn To Ride, the original series of girls-only action sports clinics, today announced the "Op GLTR All-Female Weekend" at the Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, set to take place this Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31, 2004. The clinics will include lessons in skateboarding, wakeboarding, bmx and motocross, as well as a luau and other special events.

Op GLTR clinics, taught by top professional athletes, provide hands-on training with an emphasis on safety and skill development, enabling participants to learn all of the basic skills necessary to ride responsibly and enjoy the sport. The Op GLTR ³All-Female Weekend² will provide instruction for all skill levels ­ from beginner to advanced ­ in skateboarding, bmx riding, wakeboarding and motocross. Instruction will be provided by top athletes in each sport, including pro-wakeboarder Charley Patterson and his Mission2Ride team, motocross experts from the Women's Motocross Association, professional skateboarders and freestyle bmx experts from the Women of Freestyle.

The Texas Ski Ranch is the largest action sports facility in Central Texas, providing visitors with a cable ­wakeboarding lake, motocross track, skateboarding and bmx park, a private boat lake for wakeboarding, restaurant bar and grill, pro shop and more. The Texas Ski Ranch is located 6700 I-35 North, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. The camp may be visited online at

For a complete calendar of the weekendıs clinics and events, please visit We recommend that participants register online in advance of the weekend and reserve your accommodations through our travel partner, STA Travel, or through the Texas Ski Ranch, which will have limited accommodations available for campers. While online, please make sure to thoroughly read the information section for each sport to find out what you will need to bring for the weekend.

Event sponsors include Op (Ocean Pacific), YM magazine, Ecolips, Tylenol, Softrucks and Cherry Skateboards. Event partners include Wakeboarding magazine, SG magazine, Racer X magazine, the Womens Motocross Association, RaceGirl BMX League, Women of Freestyle and Skateparks USA.

About Op Girls Learn To Ride

Op Girls Learn To Ride (Op GLTR), the original series of girls-only action sports clinics, is designed to give females of all ages the basic skills and confidence necessary to participate in skateboarding, surfing, motocross, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. In this program, skilled professionals provide hands-on training with an emphasis on safety and skill development. Now in its fourth year, Op GLTR has taught thousands of girls and women a new action sport. The program will host 100 events throughout the United States and Canada in 2003. For more information, please visit the event Web site at

About Op

Launched in 1972, Ocean Pacific Apparel Corporation (Op) was the first surfboard manufacturer to create an apparel line to meet the demands of surfers, in and out of the water. The brand was the first action-sports company, the progenitor of "West Coast living," and the originator of what is now known as the "active lifestyle industry."

The Company now stands as the largest privately-held and most recognized action sports apparel brand in the world, and proffers a broad array of product extensions targeted at the youth culture and its attendant preoccupations young and young-at-heart.

Through manufacture of goods ranging from apparel and footwear to fragrances and accessories, and sponsorship of world-class sporting events and athletes, Op continues to remain true to its mission: to create quality active-lifestyle products with genuine value, authenticity and style.

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