Todd Prodanovich

Todd Prodanovich

Editor, SURFER Magazine

3.17.16

Features

The Unlikely Tasmanian

After leaving his home coast 15 years ago, freesurfing icon Dion Agius discovers that getting in touch with his roots is easier said than done

We had just finished dinner with Tasmanian charger Benn Richardson at his house in Clifton, overlooking the placid, moonlit waters of Pipe Clay Lagoon. It was getting late, but Dion Agius, Creed McTaggart, and Noa Deane were wide awake in the living room, throwing back beers in a vain attempt to calm their nerves. “You

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3.10.16

Features

The Weirdo

When it comes to drawing unusual lines, Mason Ho is surfing’s premier artist

Mason Ho is sitting in a rusty lawn chair in his overgrown yard in Sunset Beach, scratching his dog, Hurricane, behind the ears, reassuring him that he is, indeed, a good boy. “Well, except when you bite people,” Ho qualifies. Hurricane and his owner are both oddities: one is an old, three-legged pit bull mix,

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2.23.16

Features

Laughing It Off

Sterling Spencer's strange sense of humor has likely saved his life

When I call Sterling Spencer at his home in the sleepy Gulf Coast town of Pensacola, Florida, our conversation starts in a typically tongue-in-cheek fashion. Spencer is quick to slip into character during interviews, and he talks about his new mockumentary surf film, Gold, as if it’s based in fact. Spencer claims to have ridden

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1.26.16

Features

Man-Made

Kelly Slater discusses the perfect artificial wave that he's spent the last 10 years developing

It would be hard to fathom just how much time surfers have collectively spent watching and re-watching the video of Kelly Slater surfing his perfect artificial peeler. At this point, we probably have every turn, barrel, and air committed to memory. And it’s not at all surprising that the video has resonated so much with

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1.5.16

Features

Five Things Point Break Taught Us

Because all the best surf lessons come from Hollywood

It’s been a little more than a week since the “remake” of the 1991 classic Point Break hit theaters, which is just enough time for the whirlwind of surfy heroics, environmental terrorism, and psuedo-mysticism to sink in. The tagline asks us to “Find your breaking point,” which it seems like a lot of critics did

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12.28.15

Features

The Wild Coast

In a globalized era, you can travel across the world in search of a truly pristine coastline. But you might have to go further still

A massive event scaffold loomed above the white-sand beach and EDM beats washed over a crowd of teens busy scribbling things like “free hugs” on each other with Sharpies. Luxurious beachfront hotels overlooked a lineup occupied by world-class competitive surfers struggling to ride dribbling 2-foot waves. It felt as if I had fallen through a

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12.1.15

Videos

Sterling Spencer’s Gold

Watch the new full-length surf movie with special guest Bob Saget

Few surfers are as fluent in internet absurdity as Pensacola’s own Sterling Spencer. His latest online offering, Gold, chronicles the highs and lows of his life on “The Surfing Tour,” and his quest to be the number 1 surfer on earth. “This is definitely my Occumentary,” says Spencer. “Except I had to hire my own

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11.16.15

Features

Crossing the Sentinel

Frank Solomon discusses the art of chasing waves the hard way

When John Florence wanted to get off the beaten path in search of obscure waves for his movie, View From A Blue Moon, he turned to longtime friend and South African charger Frank Solomon for guidance. That’s because Solomon has a knack for finding waves along the fringes, and he’s gone to great lengths to

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11.9.15

Features

Lights, Camera, John John

With View From A Blue Moon, John Florence may take surf filmmaking to new heights

Alone in the lineup, John Florence rose to his feet just as the right-hand slab pitched toward shore. He locked into a highline, eying a crumbling section ahead. Knees slightly bent, arms quiet at his sides, he bottom-turned, launched above the lip, and floated 2…4…6 feet out of the water. It was the kind of

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10.2.15

Photos

Nos Vemos En Venecia

Snapshots from the opening night of Kevin Ancell's latest art exhibition

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