Make this summer memorable

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, many Carlsbad High students wonder how to fill the next three months. Most students will end up living at the beach, enjoying the next three months of freedom.

Living in Carlsbad, of course most summer days will be spent at Tower 37, with the rest of CHS. However, this summer holds endless possibilities and countless other things besides hanging out at the beach.

For those who insist on never leaving the beach during summer, the Switchfoot Bro-am is a free concert that takes place at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. On Saturday July 13, Switchfoot is holding its ninth annual Bro-am to raise money for charities that support local at-risk and homeless youth. Along with a day-long Switchfoot concert, the Rob Machado Bro Junior surf contest will also being going on.

From June 8 to July 4, the San Diego County Fair opens at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Just like past years, this summer’s fair offers something for everyone with dozens of rides and interactive exhibits. However, this year the fair’s theme will be “Game On!” featuring life-size  versions of the most popular board games. To promote the upcoming Star Trek movie, the fair will have an entire Star Trek exhibit featuring an interactive, museum-style collection of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information. This exhibit will be the largest collection of Star Trek artifacts to ever be put on public display.

Besides hanging out at the beach all day, another way to enjoy the beautiful summer days without leaving Carlsbad is to go to the Carlsbad Lagoon. Here, CHS students can rent a variety of water crafts from jet skis to wake-boards to stand up paddle boards to aqua cycles.

Instead of spending every day at the beach this summer, CHS students should branch out and really make the most of this summer.