Week In Review
Goodbye to Brock, Scary-big Nazare, and more
Random happenings in surf for the week of February 19th.
Enjoy is now building handplanes out of mushrooms
If you don’t bodysurf, start. It’s easy fun and impossible to take seriously. And while you don’t absolutely have to use a handplane—fins are far more important—you’re probably gonna want to give one a go, unless you’ve got the natural ability of Mark Cunningham. And if you do go with a handplane, you’ve now got
Week In Review
Happy B-Day Slater! Danzig at the Beach! Mavericks Controversy!
Random Happenings in surf for the week of February 12th
"Fibrous half-domed lumps of thickened skin"
Not everything about the past is tinged with a golden glow. Unless you like golf ball-sized protuberances jutting out from where your knees and feet rub on your longboard while paddling. In the ’60s, “Surfer’s Knots” (or surfer’s knobs) were common (but weird) enough, that Time did a report on the things in 1965, reporting
CA Coastal Commission fires executive director Charles Lester
After a nearly 12-hour-long hearing in Morro Bay, CA, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its Executive Director Charles Lester. This came on the heels of more than six hours of public speaking in support of Lester, and is greatly disappointing to the dozens of environmental groups that had rallied behind Lester, fearing
Our favorite moments from the legendary big-wave event
Thirty-two years ago, the first Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event took place not at thundering Waimea Bay, but in mortal-sized surf at Sunset Beach. Six years after Eddie vanished into the sea while seeking help for the stricken Hokulea, Quiksilver executives, including Danny Kwock, Jeff Hakman, and Bob McKnight, teamed up with Eddie
Week In Review
Jaws calamities! Joe Montana surfs! Legit kickflip!
Random happenings in surf for the week of February 5th
JOB to drag at Mike Stewart Pipe Invitational
Did you know that Jamie O’Brien has had a more successful competitive career as a bodyboarder than as a surfer? It’s true. He said so himself in a recent interview with the Association of Professional Bodyboarding: “I started bogging [sic? maybe?] when i was a little kid! I won all kinds of events and Nationals
Why Ryan Burch might be surfing’s most compelling experimentalist
Tall and loose-limbed, all bony shoulders and wavy blond hair, Ryan Burch is standing directly in a wash of yellow light pouring in through the big windows of his spacious, bohemian-chic apartment above downtown Encinitas, California. He’s laughing and scratching his head, trying to remember where he’s put a surfboard I asked to see. It
Why you should care a whole lot about a raging Coastal Commission controversy
Years and years from now, when our children look at photos of pristine Central and Northern California beaches from the ’00s, turn to us and ask, Where are all the huge hotels and parking lots and condo…condo…nimiums?, we’ll take a swallow of bourbon, inhale deeply, and while trying to hold back the rage creeping into our voice,