There's no place like home, especially when home is firing
The Brothers Coffin, Yadin Nicol, a Timmy Curran sighting, Bobby Martinez getting barreled at a wave that doesn’t even look hollow, and Dane “I’m still here” Reynolds. This clip is chock-a-block full of the best of the greater Santa Barbara/Ventura area talent pool.
And looks good doing it
Garrett Parkes surfs kinda like Pat O’Connell. Or maybe he just looks a little like him. But that first turn, for a moment, you, think, “Pat?” Is that you? Then all of a sudden, it’s definitely not Pat O’Connell, ’cause O’Connell wasn’t really throwing his tail around in the air quite like young Mr. Parkes. […]
Week In Review
Random happenings in surf for the week of October 1st
Random happenings in surf for the week of October 1.
Have your say in the biggest night in surf
Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, the ballot boxes are now open and ready for SURFER Poll 2014. Each and every year, the SURFER Poll allows readers to cast a vote for their 10 favorite male and five favorite female athletes. They’ll be honored at the exclusive awards ceremony at Turtle Bay Resort on the […]
It's called Pumping Iron for a reason
Colin Moran is part of the rag-tag Metal Neck crew. It’s also the name of a minor league infielder in the Houston Astros organization. I’m almost positive they aren’t the same person. Some people call him “The Goose.” The surfer I mean, not the ballplayer. Anyway, Colin Moran has the smoothest style you’re pretty much […]
CA Judge and Governor Brown tell property owner to re-open public access
Since 2010, surfers and beachcombers who regularly spent time at Martin’s Beach, a picturesque little cove about 25 miles south of San Francisco, have been locked out of the place. Billionaire tech mogul Vinod Khosla bought a parcel of property that fronts Martin’s in 2008 for nearly $40 million, then two years later, closed the […]
A blunt interview with one of history's finest big-wave riders
Greg Long peered over the edge of everything in 2012 when he nearly drowned after falling on a massive wave at Cortes Bank. Well, technically, according to Long, he did drown, experiencing a non-fatal drowning. In this interview with Vice Sports, Long opens up about dealing with the his fear of the ocean after his […]
Week In Review
Random happenings in surf for the week of September 26
Random happenings in surf for the week of September 26.
The Hurst sisters take to the Huntington surf with Life Rolls On
Get a little inspiration heading into the weekend. Sophia Hurst—sister to pro surfer Leila Hurst—was born with spina bifida, a spinal condition that causes disability. That doesn’t keep her from getting out into the water occasionally with Leila. Back in August, Sophie and Leila took part in a Life Rolls On event at the Huntington […]
Surf journalist set free after nearly three years held hostage by Somali pirates
American journalist Michael Scott Moore, best known in the surf world for his 2011 book Sweetness and Blood, was released by his kidnappers Tuesday after being held ransom for almost three years. Moore was in Somalia conducting research for a book on piracy. On January 21, 2012, Moore was captured by a group of armed men […]