Joel Patterson

SURFER Contributor

3.31.11

Blogs

How To Tell A Great Surf Story

How can one make a surf story exciting without engaging in felony hyperbole? Let’s be honest, a well-told surf tale elevates the teller. A story about a bad wipeout is really a story about how you’re tough enough to survive a bad wipeout; a story about scoring perfect waves with just you and two bros […]

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3.21.11

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Field Notes from a Surfboard Expo

Sacred Craft Descends on Santa Cruz

The Sacred Craft descends on Santa Cruz.

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3.16.11

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Sacred Craft in NorCal

The semi-annual surfboard expo takes over Santa Cruz this weekend

The Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo takes over Santa Cruz this weekend.

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2.22.11

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Reynolds Withdraws From Quik Pro

Cory Lopez will replace Dane Reynolds in the upcoming Snapper event

Cory Lopez will replace Dane Reynolds in the upcoming Snapper event.

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1.25.11

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Going Public

William Finnegan On Tavarua’s Loss of Wave Exclusivity

William Finnegan on Tavarua’s loss of wave exclusivity.

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1.7.11

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Review: Soul Surfer

A look at Hollywood’s Latest “Surf Film”

A look at Hollywood’s latest "surf film,” based on Bethany Hamilton's life story.

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1.5.11

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Israeli Swell Activity

A brief glimpse into a thriving surf community a few miles from the Lebanese border

A brief glimpse into a thriving surf community a few miles from the Lebanese border.

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12.22.10

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Fantasy Surfer Winner Announced

Virginia Beach’s Johnny Correll Talks Strategy and How Andy Irons Was His Key To Victory

Virginia Beach’s Johnny Correll Talks Strategy and How Andy Irons Was His Key To Victory.

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12.20.10

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Accidental Innovator

Dane Reynolds Reinvents the Signature Film

Dane Reynolds Reinvents the Signature Film.

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12.16.10

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Reviewed: Innersection DVD

The Best Thing to Happen to the Surf Video in Years Stumbles as it Reaches the Finish Line

Taylor Steele’s Innersection has been revolutionary. In an era where media has become metastatic, Steele and his Innersection partner, Nathan Myers, devised a way to simultaneously harness the chaotic energy of viral video, expose the public to both new surfers and surf filmmakers, deliver content in an interactive and fun-to-watch format, and ultimately crown a […]

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