Chasing swell on Texas' Gulf Coast
On a surf trip two springs ago, I spent three blissful days camping on a tree-lined bluff in 70-degree sunshine, surfing overhead teal-green peaks with an audience of only a serene-looking cow and a handful of surprisingly generous locals. I hadn’t expected much when I planned the trip; I was camping at a spot near
VFABM box sets to benefit North Shore junior lifeguards
Are you a huge John Florence fan? Did you love View From A Blue Moon? Are you in awe of the North Shore’s lifeguards? (The correct answer is “yes”). If so, have we got the perfect thing for you. Or, for the surfer in your life who digs Florence and has a big heart. The
A walk through the ages in surf couture
Surf fashion unquestionably peaked in the early ’60s. Canvas trunks, rugged denim jeans, white T-shirts, cable-knit sweaters, aloha shirts, and cheap leather slaps formed the typical surfer’s wardrobe. Those weren’t necessarily even stylistic choices when you think about it; that was just the most functional clothing of the time for a surfer. Over the next
A decade after "Blank Monday," it's a great time to be a surfboard customer
This month marks the tenth anniversary of Grubby Clark faxing a seven-page letter to all of his customers announcing that, effective immediately, he was shuttering his foam blank manufacturing business. Had the sun failed to rise on the morning of December 5 2005, when fax machines all over the world beeped to life and spit
Week In Review
Mavericks Disasters! Jaws Annihilations! Rob Lowe Surf Fight!
Random happenings in surf for the week of December 11th.
The Floridian star is in critical condition
Earlier this morning, Evan Geiselman stroked into a monster wave at Pipe, pulled into a cavernous barrel, but then didn’t surface. After Geiselman was held under for a massive three-wave set, bodyboarder Andre Botha spotted a clearly-in-trouble Geiselman drifting rapidly through the impact zone toward the violent Ehukai shorepound. Botha got to Geiselman and kept
Biggest night in surfing will be easy on the environment
The 2014 Agents of Change winners, Sustainable Surf, are back at Turtle Bay for the SURFER Poll in 2015, thanks to generous support from Surf Sweets, this time to certify the big night as a Deep Blue Surfing Event. This means an awards show that’s as easy on the environment as possible. There’ll be onsite
Week In Review
Searching for Outtakes! Chair surfing! Live in the Duke's House!
Random Happenings in surf for the week of December 4th
Chronicling the finest of women's big wave surfing
There hasn’t been a whole lot of money thrown the way of the top women big-wave surfers in recent years. So some of the best female chargers in the world have taken it upon themselves to fund and chronicle their adventures through a media platform called Super Sessions—but they could use your help. Super Sessions