A Pro Surfer: Outward gesture that can be easily trademarked. Do it repeatedly. Adriano has the double-fist triple-claim. Parko has the ten-finger claim. Neco Padaratz claps for himself. Etc. A Soul Surfer: Pull off, paddle back out, and say nothing. Later discuss the wave in metaphysical terms. An Exhibitionist: Make lewd gestures that should offend […]
By Andrew Doheny 1. Often you need to stall a little bit at the top of the wave and wait for it to get steep. You should aim to put your board right beyond where the wave is curling—right where it’s really steep. 2. From there, I try to do an over exaggerated snap. The […]
1. Before leaving on an international flight, scan your passport and email it to yourself so that if it were to get stolen, you would have a copy. 2. Hide extra cash and/or an extra credit card in a place other than your wallet (i.e. the sole of a shoe, a side pocket of a […]
A Friend Who Sucks Complimenting a friend who sucks is like complimenting an ugly date. Every date has something attractive about their appearance, and every surfer does one thing right. Find that one thing and compliment it with sincerity. For example, “I almost saw your fins on that turn,” or “Wow, you’re making some late […]
By Fred Patacchia 1. For me, the backside cutback is one of the most difficult things to do right. Going into the turn, I try focus on positioning on my board. Specifically, I try to stay centered over the board going in, but once I begin the cutback I shift my weight a little more […]
On dealing with nerves, Spandex, and hosting a Pro Junior at Seaside.
Rob Machado on dealing with nerves, Spandex, and hosting a Pro Junior at Seaside.
The young Maui surfer talks about winning Innersection and how to spend $100,000
The young Maui surfer talks about winning Innersection and how to spend $100,000.
ASP Set to Debut First-Ever Sanctioned Surf Contest in China Amid Controversy
ASP set to debut first-ever sanctioned surf contest in China amid controversy.
Santa Cruz and Ericeira Announced As New Protected Sites
Save the Waves Coalition announces two new protected sites.
Peter Devries and Jeremy Koreski on enduring a frigid Canadian winter
Peter Devries and Jeremy Koreski on enduring a frigid Canadian winter.