Ranking the coming-of-age tale on the 38th anniversary of its release
Big Wednesday came out 38 years ago this week. Which makes it old enough to contemplate scheduling its first colonoscopy, gnash its teeth in worry over its roller-coastering 401k, and finally put the last of its sub-6’0″ shortboards out to the Craigslist pasture. It’s also a nice, easy, jumping-off point for a post about Big
Week In Review
Cell Phone Surfboards? Iceland Means Business, and Surfing Ain't a Crime!
Random happenings in surf for the week of May 13th
Steve Kinsey will likely sit out Banning Ranch vote after "forgetting" meetings with developers
Remember a couple months back when members of the California Coastal Commission (CCC), in a thinly-veiled power grab by influential developers (allegedly), voted to oust their longtime executive director and champion of the environment, Charles Lester? If you watched the live feed of the hearings that day, you may remember a Larry Bird lookalike running
Sailing and surfing in paradise for a decade
You know that fantasy you’ve had about learning to sail, hopping a boat in the Caribbean, and galavanting around the seven seas, living a blissful life guided by the stars and pushed by the wind, Captain Ron style? But you’ve got, like, real world commitments, and then there’s the whole not-knowing-how-to-sail thing, not to mention
Week In Review
Bodysurfing is Beautiful! #Vanlife 4Ever! Tribute to Barney!
Random happenings in surf for the week of May 6th
Capable. Elegant. Hose-off-able.
Are you a well-heeled surf tripper, perhaps a Ranch parcel owner, say, with some hardcore overlanding to do on the way to a favored break? Do you like the kinds of 4x4s that require you to roll up your fancy khakis and squat in mud up to the axles to physically lock the front hubs?
Hot switchfoot action with your favorite surf legends
Who wants the same stale feelings all the time? Who doesn’t want a little sensory variety? To touch and be touched in ways that excite in their strange unfamiliarity? After walking the same straight and narrow path for so long, swinging over to the other side is a tall drink of expectation-defying satisfaction. Kelly Slater
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Slater Surfs Furniture! Happy Birthday Ageless Surf Wizard! Bodysurfing Sells!
Random happenings in surf for the week of April 29th
Saluting the most sickening feeling in surf
Watch this sadistic little ditty a few times and you’ll notice a few distinct styles of disaster trips over the falls. There’s the “No, Wait, Shit, I Don’t Really Want This One!” (Most embarrassing). There’s the “High-line Barrel To Upside-Down Lipride Into Oblivion” (Awesome). I really enjoy the “Poorly-Thought-Out Lip Bash To Backwards Swan Dive”
Three years after his near-death experience at Cortes Bank, Greg Long is back to pushing the boundaries of big-wave surfing
On a sunny afternoon this February, I stepped into a sleepy café in Half Moon Bay, California, to meet Greg Long. The San Clemente native had surfed his way into the finals of the Titans of Mavericks event the day before, and a few minutes after I arrived, he walked through the door with a