Todd Prodanovich

Todd Prodanovich

Editor, SURFER Magazine

7.22.15

Videos

Board Hoarding

Surfboard collector Mark "Buggs" Arico discusses a few of his prized possessions

“It all started with one of Tom Curren’s boards. I was picking up some boards for a surf trip and saw it at my friend’s shop: a 1980s 6’5” Al Merrick hand-shaped for Curren. I rode that board on my trip, and it was such an amazing feeling. As you get older and start reflecting

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7.6.15

Features

Big-Wave Boot Camp

Can a three-day course teach you to survive big waves?

The Salvation Army Aquatics Center in San Diego is hardly synonymous with big-wave surfing. It’s the kind of community pool where you’d normally find lap swimming and water aerobics. But on this particular day, alongside the elderly women engaged in AquaZumba, an entirely different kind of class was taking place. It was a Waterman Survival

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5.31.15

Videos

Sampler

A generous portion of stellar surfing from Dane Reynolds

For the past few months, it seemed that the plug had been pulled over at Marine Layer Productions. But today it came roaring back to life with the release of “Sampler,” an 11-minute edit featuring all of the clips that didn’t end up in Dane Reynolds’ part in Cluster. According to Reynolds’ statement on Marine

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5.27.15

Features

Sand & Fury

Getting the barrel of your life in Mainland Mexico doesn’t come cheap

Picture the coastline of Pascuales, Mexico, with sprawling grass fields, swaying palms, and dark sand beaches perfectly angled to greet any ripple of south swell. At a glance, you’d think it’s the kind of utopia that every surfer dreams of. But the reality isn’t so inviting, and the waves there can make even the most

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5.17.15

Videos

The Spindle 540

Matt Meola innovates along the Maui coast

In Matt Meola’s latest web edit, the beautifully shot “Home,” we find the Maui boy on his home turf doing what he does best. It’s chock-full of the kind of full rotations into the flats that set Meola apart from pretty much every other surfer in the world, but in this edit he takes his

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5.2.15

Features

A Word From Toledo

Oakley Lowers Pro Champion Filipe Toledo on finding his form at Trestles

"I remember watching the 2011 Lowers contest while I was back home and I remember seeing something like six of the eight surfers in the quarters where Brazilian. After that people started talking about the Brazilian Storm and then Miguel and Gabriel both got wins there. I definitely wanted to add another Brazilian flag to the list."

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4.20.15

Features

Surfing’s Lost Art Form

A look at the colorful quiver of the equally vibrant Dane Gudauskas

Growing up, whenever I saw old photos of boards ridden by guys like David Nuuhiwa and Terry Fitzgerald, I was completely amazed by the artwork. You don’t see that style of art on surfboards very often anymore, but when you do, you instantly feel something. A little over a year ago I decided that I

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4.1.15

Features

Slater Quits The Tour

...Or makes a very elaborate April Fool's joke

"Big decisions in life don't come easy and it's taken a lot of quiet time and personal introspection to come to this conclusion...The #RipCurlPro was the first event I surfed on tour and it's fitting that this will be my last. There are too many people to thank and memories to go over but here's to hoping I can pull a rabbit out of the hat and win one last event this week."

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3.11.15

Features

Medina Unfiltered

Gabriel Medina threatens Glenn Hall and criticizes contest extension in post-heat interview

"First of all, that was a really bad call for the comp," Medina said to Pete Mel in a post-heat interview. "We waited like 10 days, we extended 2 days [to] get waves like this and I think K.P. [WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow] didn't do a really good job, but I hope he can get better. And second was the interference. One day I will try to understand this new rule. The third is, next time Glenn say 'fuck you' to me, I'll teach him some..."

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1.30.15

Movie

After Cluster

What Kai Neville’s latest offering tells us about the state of the surf movie

From Jack Freestone making an unmakeable backside air to Noa Deane’s kamikaze punts, the surfing in Cluster is undeniably good. Of course these surfers reside comfortably in the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent. But it’s impossible to watch Cluster without wondering at some point, “Where was John John when all this was happening? Or Gabriel? Or Filipe? Or Jordy? Or Kolohe?”

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