Is it still SUP if everybody's sitting down?
Jamie O’Brien and crew continue their dogged pursuit to punch danger in the face all over the North Shore. They’ve been tackling big Sunset and Waimea on these ginormous SUPsquatch contraptions, which looks pretty fun, unless you’re staring that thing down from the impact zone.
The Shoe City Pro QS1000 is first WSL event
Hey, how about that? It’s On! With surprisingly little fanfare, the first ever WSL event is in full swing over at the Shoe City Pro at Huntington Beach. It’s a QS1000, which used to be a 1-Star, so, it’s not exactly the Pipe Masters or anything, but still, it’s the rebranded WSL’s first event, so
Kevin Swanson calmly talks through his terrifying encounter
Morro Bay surfer Kevin Swanson, 50, was surfing a quiet beachbreak along nearby Montaña de Oro State Park on December 28th when he was violently attacked by a shark. He was pulled under, then released, with a nasty bite wound on his right hip and leg. Swanson’s army experience was handy—he was trained decades ago
Heavy, heavy French tubes with Justine
France’s Justine Dupont is not afraid. She is not afraid of big mean tubes, and she is not afraid of freezing Atlantic water. She is especially not afraid of both of those things at the same time. Giant Irish slabs, heaving Hossegor beachbreak, whatever. She’s game.
Debunking surfing's faux-spirituality
For decades now, we’ve had our heads so far up our own asses that we’ve largely forgotten that surfing is just leisurely, pointless fun.
Week In Review
Random happenings in surf for 2014
Random happenings in surf for 2014.
Does progression matter in surfing?
It is worth reflecting on the fact that as surfing has grown and evolved since Duke kick-started the sport’s revival a century ago, little seems to have changed when it comes to our pure enjoyment.
Week In Review
Random happenings in surf for the week of December 26th
Random happenings in surf for the week of December 26th.
The last day of fall brings the biggest swell of the year to Northern California
Jay Moriarity's wipeout, 20 years later
I feel bad writing this, but when my thoughts turn to Jay Moriarity, I always, incorrectly, think he died during that horrible “Iron Cross” wipeout he took at Mavs, 20 years ago today. Take a minute and click over to Jay’s Encyclopedia of Surfing entry and watch the clip. I would be stressed getting pitched like that