Movie

2.17.13

Movie

Done Premiere

John John Florence makes his mark on the big screen at La Paloma

As the lights of North County’s La Paloma Theater dimmed and tall cans emerged not-so-subtly from brown paper bags, excitement was running high, as were expectations. In the opening frames an orchestral melody came from the house speakers as John John launched into a massive full rotation on his backhand. He looked calm, casual, and expressionless. Even while spinning 6 feet above the lip, John John Florence may as well have been sleepwalking.

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5.28.12

Gear

Vestal | Brig Tide & Train

If you’re not tracking the tide, you’re late

Vestal dropped off three of their Brig Tide & Train heavy-duty watches at the SURFER offices for us, so we divided and conquered. We tested it in the water, in the gym, and at the bars…but mostly in the office and during our commutes.

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4.14.12

Gear

Poler Stuff

Outdoor gear and camp vibes are means to surf adventure

Nothing that Poler Stuff makes can be ridden on a wave, and we don’t recommend wearing anything they make while riding waves either. Regardless, this outdoor equipment brand out of Portland, Ore. has everything to do with surfing.

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2.17.12

Gear

Carver Skateboards | The Fort Knox

A bridge for the gap between surf and skate

The Carver board blurs the line between skateboarding and surfing. Standing by the assumption that most surfers do own a skateboard, I’d argue there’s good reason for it to be one of these.

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2.8.12

Gear

GoPro Hero 2

High-Def and ease of use are the name of the game

I’ve always been skeptical about the pedestrian use of GoPro cameras. I’m not a professional surfer, or anywhere near that caliber, and I don’t need video evidence to be certain of this. With that said, I figured I could embrace my inner narcissist and see what the appeal is for these seemingly ubiquitous moving-picture makers.

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1.31.12

Gear

Rip Curl Flash Bomb

Finally, a wetsuit that allows you to be even less manly

f you’re like us, you abhor putting on a wet or damp wetsuit no matter what time of the day it is. So a wetsuit that dries itself “in a flash” sounds like a dream come true. And for the most part, the Flash Bomb is exactly that.

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1.5.12

Books

The Big Juice

Eddie Would Read It

As winter storms approach the coasts of California, the islands of Hawaii and the reefs off Mexico, surfers have two options. Wax up your gun and charge, or live vicariously through the stories in The Big Juice.

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