By Daniel Ikaika Ito Governor Linda Lingle isn’t an avid surfer, but yesterday, under the florescent lights at the State Capitol, she came up big for all waveriders by signing Executive Order 10-07, the Surfing Reserves bill, into law. Once signed, the order establishes the Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Reserve (surf breaks from the Ala Wai
By Alexander Haro Ours has finally given a warning worth heeding as the notorious Australian slab has made a victim out of Kobi Graham. While he may not be well known outside of Australia, Graham is one of the key players in the Australian reality TV series Bondi Rescue. He also caught the collective eye of
Landscape Altered – Episode 4 from Kustom Airstrike on Vimeo. By Malcolm Johnson Kai Neville doesn’t need much of an introduction these days. After touring his much-hyped Modern Collective, the Aussie director moved on to Landscape Altered, a web-based series that follows five surfers through the Mentawais as they attempt to log the winning clip
By Casey Butler On land, Ireland’s Fergal Smith doesn’t quite project the image of your stereotypical big-wave surfer. He’s skinny, soft-spoken, and Irish. Yet he’s also tenacious and is quickly forging a name for himself among his hard-charging brethren. At only 22, Smith is making a case for the way the world views Irish surfers.
By Ben Marcus Jack McCoy is one of the most prolific movie makers in the surfing world. While he is probably best known for his series of Billabong movies that include Bunyip Dreaming, The Green Iguana, the Challenge series and Blue Horizon, his credits go back to the mid 1970s and include two dozen movies,
By Alex Wilson On April 20 a British Petroleum oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, sank, and began to leak between 5,000 and 95,000 gallons of crude per day. (Some scientists even estimate the spill’s volume to be larger, citing numbers that would put the fallout closer to 126-million gallons total, which would make this
The following survey is for a graduate school study that aims to better understand the psychographics and needs of online surf media consumers. It’s ten questions long, and can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BQLZHFZ. Thanks so much for your time.
The surfing world is mourning the news of the passing of Hawaiian surfing legend Marvin Foster. Foster was 48, and was reportedly found dead on Oahu. Word of Foster’s death began circulating late yesterday. Although the events surrounding his passing are presently unconfirmed, it’s clear that the surfing world lost one of its great athletes yesterday.
At the side of a road on the North Island there’s a car that was crushed, sometime long ago, by an old-growth cedar tree. A sign now stands over it as a darkly humorous warning to drivers: “Be Prepared for the Unexpected.” Those words are a good summation of surfing in this part of the
Much to our delight, Kai Neville recently uploaded the latest installment of his Landscape Altered series. The third chapter continues along the lines of the unimaginable as Clay Marzo, Jay Davies, and Chippa Wilson all drop some bangers and redefine technical surfing. Landscape Altered – Episode 3 from Kustom Airstrike on Vimeo.