From world-class pros to workaday joes, oversensitivity is the rule in surfing
You can get away with bringing a comfort animal pretty much anywhere in the country these days. Fly commercial with a dog on your lap? Sure. Bring a pig with you to the DMV? Yep. Does your emotional-support lizard reduce personal anxiety? Go ahead and let it waddle next to you at an art gallery.
17 years later, where has the time gone?
Let’s go back to the late ’90s, just for a few minutes, I promise. Unbuttoned white dress shirts were cool. Baggy stonewashed jeans were cool. Wire-framed sunglasses, believe it or not, cool. Tribal armband tattoos, also somehow cool I guess. Porno for Pyros were as close to cool as they would ever be. Shaun Tomson was maybe the
Move over Pope Francis, Björk, and Barack Obama
Gabriel Medina, who held the top spot on our 2014 Hot 100 list, has just been announced as a member of an even more exclusive club in 2015: TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Medina is in the “Icons” category, along with fellow Influential 100ers Pope Francis, Björk, Justice Ruth
The New York Times weighs in
The New York Times, not a publication typically enamored with pro surfing, has published three articles featuring Gabriel Medina in the last year alone. The most recent, “What Explains Brazil’s Surfing Boom?” was printed in the opinion section, of all places, in Sunday’s issue. The answer to the headline’s question has nothing to do with
Thomas Campbell's "Seeing Fatima's Eyes" is a stunning collection of desert surf imagery
In the surf world, Thomas Campbell is probably most known for his warm, sepia-tinted paeans to surfing’s retro-fun side in his films The Seedling, Sprout, and The Present. But Campbell’s been snapping shutters for far longer than he’s been making surf movies. He’s also been surf tripping to Morocco for the past 20 years, often with
Cocoa Beach kindly requests your surf tourism dollars
Dave Netterstrom, the mayor of Cocoa Beach, Florida wants to build you a surf stadium. Specifically Netterstrom and a local group calling itself the First Peak Project want to build a 1,300-foot pier jutting out like a bent elbow into the Atlantic that will focus dreamy little wedges onto the Cocoa Beach sands, a lá
A welcome to those who learn to surf as adults
Being a beginner sucks. There’s nothing worse. If you’ve managed to survive to adulthood while preserving even the tiniest, most minuscule shred of pride, it’s gone the instant you step out on a limb and become—God forbid—new at something. Kids, on the other hand, can learn anything in five minutes and be smug little assholes
Inside the artist's studio
In this video, with the help of Gold Coast Bicycles, McFetridge's unique bicycle design, "The Sea Rambler," comes to life.
The highest highs and lowest lows of cold-water exploration
Debunking surfing's faux-spirituality
For decades now, we’ve had our heads so far up our own asses that we’ve largely forgotten that surfing is just leisurely, pointless fun.