Tom Wegener may be one of a handful of successful surfboard shapers who actually worked as a lawyer before committing his life to the craft of board building. “Nobody is happy [in the judicial system],” says Wegener. “The judge isn’t happy. Your client’s never happy. Nobody’s happy. And then you come into making surfboards at [...]
With fingers clasped in solidarity and feet planted firmly in the sand, nearly one hundred strangers stood hand in hand on the beach just north of the San Clemente Pier in Orange County, California on Saturday afternoon. The group was participating in the Hands Across the Sand movement, which mobilized beachgoers in 860 different locations [...]
That’s what caused surfers to call me King of the Surf Guitar, because they felt that what they were hearing, what I was playing it related to the ocean.
On Saturday, May 1, 2010 the surf community and world at large lost a vibrant soul in 27-year-old Emily Haager.
What’s more surprising than the construction of an artificial surf reef in Kovalam Beach India? Based on video footage bouncing around cyber-space, the reef actually works.
If surfing really wants to gain mainstream traction (which, no doubt, many surfers have no interest in accomplishing), it needs to continue cultivating and repackaging big-wave surfing.
As a rule, photographers stay out of the picture. They’re the guys behind the lens, churning out wondrous imagery; creating abstractions anchored firmly enough in reality to make visions of perfect surf a realistic ambition. But sometimes those shadowy characters are intriguing enough to flip the focus. We decided to put San Diego’s Todd Glaser, [...]
At the beginning of each issue of SURFER Magazine (after an average of five advertisements, a table of contents, and a gorgeous surf shot known as Taking Off), you will find a Letter from the Editor. This letter contextualizes the whole issue; it sets the tone for the pages and concepts that follow, and I’ve [...]
Checking out the latest in world news today, I stumbled across this video on NYTimes.com: an homage to progressive, aerial surfing that claims the current criteria for judging the sport is antiquated. Aside from now-stock airs from Modern Collective/Stranger Than Fiction/etc…, the video also features Pat Gudauskas and vintage Christian Fletcher flipping the camera the [...]
The 2010 Academy Awards took place tonight, and atop the glamor and glitz of Hollywood careers stood one very surf-centric documentary – one that Dave Rastovich and the global surf community at large played an indispensable role in supporting: The Cove. Winner of the 2010 Best Documentary Feature Category, The Cove functions as an international [...]