The New Yorker dives in
If even those of us who are longtime surfers, but not big-wave hellions (me, certainly) are fascinated by how the heavywater crew can survive the beatings they take, imagine how amazed the general, non-surfing public must be. The New Yorker, of all publications, are as befuddled as anybody, so they’ve waded into the developments surrounding
Marin County surf camp hosts Sunnydale inner city crew
The past few years, Ian Glover and the rest of the crew at Marin County’s Big Dog Surf Camp (with help from San Francisco shaper Tim Gras and the TURF Community Development organization) have spent a day sharing the surf with kids from Sunnydale—one of San Francisco’s most violent housing projects. For most of these
Curbing that surf contest waste
When thousands of visitors descend on a surf contest site, they leave behind a ton of trash in their wake. And it takes a massive amount of energy to run a World Tour event, from fueling the generators that power the electricity used to produce the webcasts, to flying staffmembers—not to mention that giant wooden
A fresh cut of fresh cuts
Last year, we ran a charming little edit called “Cutback to California.” It featured a Japanese barber/longboard enthusiast named Karu, who traveled out to California, cut a little hair, and surfed some little waves. This time Karu hit the Australian shore, scissors and log in tow. He even got to give Mark Richards a trim.
Surfer/filmmaker turns attention to Hawaii's battle with GMO crops
If you’ve paid much attention to Hawaiian politics lately, you know that the island’s rural communities are in a battle against Big Ag’s experimentation with GMO crops and advanced pesticides. This battle recently caught the attention of pro surfer/filmmaker Cyrus Sutton, who’s been surf tripping from his native California to Hawaii since his teens. Lately,
"Surfs Like A Girl" biopic in the works
Bethany Hamilton is working on a new two-part biopic called Surfs Like A Girl due out in 2015. This is good news. Her story is well-known, but her surfing could always use more screen time. Plain and simple: Bethany rips. Hard. Hamilton has partnered with Aaron Lieber, the same director who put together Lakey Peterson:
Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar Jr. talks about what a surfing World Title would mean for Brazil
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior—you know him as simply “Neymar,” or at least you should, because he’s a soccer genius—is one of Brazil’s most cherished sports stars. He’s also buddies with Gabriel Medina. The two play a little poker, trade snarky barbs on Instagram, and exchange jerseys, as per the unwritten rules of soccer sportsmanship.
Shopping for private tropical islands has never been easier
Do you love to surf, but hate the crowds? Tired of scrimping and saving all year to spend a week at a tropical reef pass with 75 other office drones? What if I told you there was a better way? What if I told you there was a website that meant discovering your own little
The Hurst sisters take to the Huntington surf with Life Rolls On
Get a little inspiration heading into the weekend. Sophia Hurst—sister to pro surfer Leila Hurst—was born with spina bifida, a spinal condition that causes disability. That doesn’t keep her from getting out into the water occasionally with Leila. Back in August, Sophie and Leila took part in a Life Rolls On event at the Huntington
A look at the Surf Craft exhibition at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park
But my dilettante ways exist independently from appreciation, and currently there’s no better place to appreciate the evolution of surfboard design than the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. From now until January 11, 2015 you will find a comprehensive—and in certain parts of the museum, esoteric—collection of surf vehicles put together by none other than Richard Kenvin. Spread out and suspended amongst the austere Mingei setting are paipos and spoons, asymmetricals and boogie boards, fish and stingers, Simmons twin fins and TOMO MPHs.