Something’s Different…WTF!?

Introducing the new

| posted on December 04, 2010

Where were you when the new went live? We are here. Photo: Ellis

Something’s different. How observant of you. Yes, something has changed. Looks good doesn’t it? No, it looks great.

Simplified. Cleaner. Easier to navigate. What’s not to like? Ok, so we may be biased because we’ve been slaving for months to get this site ready for you. Sure, there may be some bugs, but truth be told, the old site had bugs and it was live in all it’s anxiety-inducing glory for over two years.

So enjoy the new (and dare I say, improved) and if you find a bug, please report it to the new guy, Todd (, who’s existing on a diet of caffeine and html—he’ll make it right.

Now, off you go, shoo shoo, go check out the site. May I suggest you begin with Shea Lopez’s Pipe Masters preview or Chris Burkard’s California gallery from the air? It’ll have you pining for days when waves actually broke along the California coastline. Otherwise, prepare for that distant swell by reading Greg Long’s survival tips.

And don’t forget to watch the Surfer Poll on Monday exclusively at We’ll have all the highlights for you here on Tuesday.

Brendon Thomas

  • http://surfer dan perry

    Where is the surf report?

  • ryan

    Without the surf forecast…there is no reason to visit your site.

    Bring it back ASAP…everyone I know visits for the forecast, then gets stuck on the site reading the other shit.

    where else can i know whats going to happen 5 days out…without making Sean Collins richer.

  • alex h

    Brendon. This looks great.

  • Casey

    I love it!

  • bianca

    forecast? where that at?

  • John

    Umm where’s the surf forecast? The only reason I visited the site in the first place.

  • John

    Need the forecast! I liked the layout of the forecasting on this site, but will find another if I need to. thanks

  • Kristina

    emmm… why isnt the forecast here anymore???




  • rick

    No forecast – That sucks – has one. See ya

  • shackwell

    Bout time!! Looks great!!

  • Ross

    Surf site w no forecasts and cams… yup…. makes sense….

  • Brendon Thomas

    Guys, we hear you about the forecasting. We will be rolling out a new forecasting tool in the coming weeks. Apologies for the delay.

  • Chris Burkard

    Looks epic!

  • zach

    Surfer editorials will expose corruption in coming months?
    Pointing fingers is always an interesting read.

  • zach

    time is 10:18 PST

    flaw in your time stamp Surfer!

  • zach


  • rishi

    the time stamp should be fixed now.

  • http://features deek

    ditto on the need for forecasting. I only come to your site because you took WaveWatch which was excellent for my planning for future sessions. Now what??!! I hope your new tool is just as good at looking several days out. email me went it’s up. or put up a big GRAND OPENING banner when you have it ready.

  • CR

    Saw the new mag this morning. New layout is great. Website too. It’s nice to see someone with a sense for good design getting a chance to express it. Keep it up.

  • Brendon Thomas

    Forecasts are back up! Apologies for the delay. Go surfing.

  • Justin J Dennis

    So much better, thank you for ending the flashturbation, congrats

  • sid sanders

    glad you caved and put the forecast back up.

  • Derek

    Forecasts were always on new design I thought? Looks good guys. Innovative….