The Culture

3.30.15

The Culture

Explaining Brazil’s Surfing Boom

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

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3.27.15

The Culture

Through Morocco’s Lens

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

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3.25.15

The Culture

The Surf Pier to Rule Them All

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

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2.12.15

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Never Too Late

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

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2.11.15

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The Mind of Geoff McFetridge

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.

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1.16.15

The Culture

Creative in Canada

The highest highs and lowest lows of cold-water exploration

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1.5.15

Features

Climb Down From That High Horse

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.

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12.29.14

Features

The End of History

Does progression matter in surfing?

It is worth reflecting on the fact that as surfing has grown and evolved since Duke kick-started the sport’s revival a century ago, little seems to have changed when it comes to our pure enjoyment.

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12.21.14

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R.I.P. Mike Tabeling: 1949-2014

An East Coast legend passes

Mike Tabeling told me last week that he was hoping to make it to Christmas. I didn’t know the man well, but my sense is that this is one of the very few instances in which he came up short. A rich life, full of waves, laughter, adventure, love. I’ll leave it to those who

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12.18.14

The Culture

Godspeed, Travis Logie

The Tour says goodbye

“I almost felt more sorry for the guy I beat than I was stoked for winning,” Travis Logie told the ASP last month when he announced his decision to retire. It’s just that sort of camaraderie, built over 10 years on Tour, that was on display when he was carried up the beach at Pipe

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