Academia takes a long look at surf culture
Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul, both of them PhDs who teach and surf in Southern California, use the book’s nearly 400 pages to show how outside, landlubbing forces have made the surfer lifestyle possible, and how, in turn (but to a lesser degree), surfing has made a pretty big mark on mainstream culture all over the world.
Summer's over. Relive the joy.
Trace, Chad, and DJ Marshall style up the lineup at Malibu and run a pretty cool little clothes company, the Brothers Marshall. Sometimes they make weird videos. Try to enjoy this one.
Sam George directs a documentary masterpiece
“We were really under pressure—if we didn’t get the story right, we could never go back to Hawaii again,” director Sam George told the Tribeca Film Festival in an interview about Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau. Rest assured Sam, you got it right. You knocked it right out of the park.
How the U.S. government's closures can impact your surf life
The government entered into partial shutdown mode on October 1st, and whether it impacts you directly or not depends largely on where you work, where you live, and how you pay the bills. Here are the main ways in which the shutdown may be influencing your surf program.
Kick the tires of a new ride this weekend in Costa Mesa
This weekend, October 5 and 6, The Boardroom, a kind of surfboard festival/trade show, will be going down at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. If you like surfboards, which, of course you do, you owe it to yourself to take a peek at what’s going on there. And there is an awful lot going on.
This must be the best haircutting/surf movie ever made
Last year, Japanese hair stylist and surfer Kyousuke Karube took a trip out to California, surfed, and cut hair. Mostly the hair of notable surfers.
Allow us to introduce you to the digital Encyclopedia of Surfing
For the past two-and-a-half years, Warshaw has devoted his entire life to building the biggest archive of surf culture history on the planet (though he hates the words “history” and “culture” and will be pissed I used ‘em here), and not only making it available to the public, but making it fresh, vibrant, and contemporary.
Enjoy these ten books on SURFER's back-to-school reading list
It's nearly fall, so, thankfully, students across the country are returning to school. Reading lists will be assigned, and while they'll undoubtedly feature some very important parts of the great literary canon, those lists likely won't include the best works of surf lit. Here's a list of ten surf books every surfer should own.
Because somebody has to maintain order
Teaching newcomers and enforcing the unwritten (until now, I suppose) rules of the lineup ought to be a part of surf culture everywhere. Here’s a list of the most crucial teachable moments.
Light this candle, EncyclopediaOfSurfing.com launches September 30th
It's been a three-year slog, but the Encyclopedia of Surfing (EOS) officially drops on Monday, September 30th. From the mind of Matt Warshaw comes not only the EOS entity itself, but also this awesome little teaser video. Enjoy.