Here's to Richie Collins, the master of floaters
What everybody seems to remember about my 1989 SURFER profile on Richie Collins was that he spoke, on record, briefly but proudly, about jerking off. He was (and I think still is) a devout Born Again Christian, and thus wasn’t supposed to be having sex. But he was also a masterful provocateur. At some point during my […]
Matt Warshaw's October chat with Hobie
Hobie Alter’s new biography, Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves, was published earlier this year. Written by former SURFER editor Paul Holmes, Master recounts the life and times of the hardest working man in the surf biz. And not just surfing, but skateboarding and sailing, and just about anything else he put his mind to. Holmes is also […]
Paying tribute to the 'Gull, our humble superhero
Phil Jarratt famously called Mark Richards the “wounded seagull” because of the way Mark held his arms and hands—that avian style that was (and remains) totally unique.
It's Art Brewer's studio. We just live in it.
Art Brewer’s reach is astounding. He knows (or knew) everybody, from Griffin to Stoner to Lopez, Rabbit, Curren, Slater, right on up to John John. And they love him. They may have fought with him a time or two, but they love him—partly because he made them all look so damn good, and partly because […]
With three World Tour stops scheduled in big cities, Matt Warshaw wonders what happened to the "Dream" Tour
With three World Tour stops scheduled in big cities, Matt Warshaw wonders what happened to the "Dream" Tour.
Surfing's Greatest Rivalry Comes to an End
Surfing's greatest rivalry comes to an end.