Widespread use of fracking in offshore wells raises alarm
Off the coast of some of Southern California’s most iconic beaches, oil companies are utilizing an environmentally controversial process to tap into oil deposits previously considered unreachable. The procedure, known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has received widespread criticism from environmental groups like the Surfrider Foundation and has occurred much more than was previously known.
A bodysurfer loses his leg in latest shark attack, local surfers frustrated with government and regulations
“Most of us have stopped surfing as much,” said Fabrice Fridmann. “We do still have a group of avid surfers on the south, toward St-Pierre, Étang-Salé, and Saint-Leu, but with all that’s happened lately…it’s hard to say what will happen to surfers on Reunion in the future.”
An update on the proposed privatization of lineups in the Maldives
Australian David Beasley describes the hurdles facing the Maldivian surfers in the face of the proposed privatization of the country’s most esteemed lineups.
Ace Buchan teaches you to tuberide
Ace Buchan gives us the ins and outs of the, err, in and out.
ESPN, Facebook, and YouTube to enter the lineup
The ASP's new media model, which encompasses a television, social, and digital component, falls in line with their greater plan to expand the reach of professional surfing into the mainstream.
Competitors announced for the Coldwater Classic
Event officials recently released the names of the 10 invited surfers and the eight surfers that will be voted upon by the public in the Coldwater Classic.
A molasses spill in Honolulu creates major environmental concerns
A molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor has killed more than 25,000 fish and created numerous environmental issues for the city.
From his days competing to the release of his new book, Tomson opens up at Surfer, The Bar
From his days competing to the release of his new book, The Code, Tomson opens up at Surfer, The Bar's 'Talk Story' session.
Without a sponsor, Raoni Monteiro can no longer afford to compete full time on the World Tour
I haven’t had a sponsor for three years now and I’ve basically run out of money and have to pick and choose what events I can afford to travel to. I can’t tell you how unbelievably frustrating that is. I have a family over here in Brazil that I need to take care of and surfing is my profession. But it’s simply not paying the bills. I mean, I made it to the World Tour; it’s as high as you can go. There are only 34 guys in the whole world who can make it to this level. I did it. I worked unbelievably hard to get here. And now I can’t afford to do it any longer.
The Coldwater Classic unveils a new format
In an effort to shine the light on surfing’s talented-but-unsponsored masses, O’Neill will be implementing an entirely new format for their upcoming Cold Water Classic event.