You can't beat the free advertising Hamboards skateboards of Huntington Beach are getting tonight. They'll get a national audience on the ABC's reality show Shark Tank, which has "tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons" taking investment pitches from budding entrepreneurs.
The first clue something might be amiss with Russell Kraus at the La Bonita Skate Park next to the Boys and Girls Club of La Habra should have been obvious from just looking at the dude. He's 49. As this hunk of online real estate has long maintained, skateboards should have expiration dates for r ... More >>
Historic Cottage, San Clemente State Beach
See the update at the end of page 2 on last weekend's Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction raising $680,000 and other event details.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 9, 2 P.M.: The Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center in San Clemente is putting "some of the world's most rare and iconic surf memorabilia" up for ... More >>
Works by Cherie Kerr, Joseph Armario, Doug Penikas, among others, make appearances alongside Jon Carnoy and Michael Horelick's skateboard doc
[SUMMER GUIDE] No. 16 of the 100 Reasons to Be Ecstatic About Summer In OC!
Keeping up with the First Family of Surfing is no easy task.
The Transworld Surf magazine-sponsored, race/scavenger hunt livened up the Ritz-Carlton pool
thedirty.comShow of hands: Who recognizes this guy? TheDirty.com is a gossip rag featuring generally un-famous, local bros and their lovely ladies. It manages to do so with less class than PerezHilton.com sans anatomical doodles. The site posted several of this mystery man's photos, under the hea ... More >>
[Newport Beach Film Fest] You think action-sports athletes push the limit? Check out the people filming them
Flickr user BenIn the days of Surfline buoys, swell forecasts and LOLA models, the kind of surfer who possesses an intimate, intuitive understanding of the sea is becoming rarer. But even today, good surfers enjoy a certain self-taught nautical awareness that puts them in touch with the ocean and it ... More >>
It's sort of last minute, but if you're chilling in front of your computer surfing music blogs this morning, then you probably have time to check out a repeat performance of RX Bandits this afternoon on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit (for those still rocking basic cable, you'll pro ... More >>
by Aaron MendozaThe California Surf Festival, held in Oceanside this past weekend, was like a ghost town most of the time. There was no bustling festival on the streets, no heady atmosphere full of people. Many of the film screenings were nearly empty. Perhaps it was the decently shaped west combo s ... More >>
Flickr user MikeBaird I've continued to ask local surfers to share their thoughts and experiences on surfing-related violence in Orange County. Here are some additional thoughts that have come in since yesterday: "Orange County is just as bad as anywhere else. Some 40 year old man tried t ... More >>
Malibu Surfing AssociationMany of us here in Southern California have paddled out and done a double-take when we've seen or thought we've seen celebrities out in the water. Not just celebrities from surfing, but music and movie people, real celebrities. Makes sense. We've got lots of celebrities. ... More >>
For old-timey skaters who tune in Fuel TV's webcast Saturday afternoon and evening, do not adjust your computer monitor. That is not the infamous Upland Combi on your screen. It's just playing the Upland Combi on Fuel TV. Top pros, masters and girls vie for a $90,000 purse at the 5th annual Pr ... More >>
Sacramento correspondent Brian Joseph had an interesting post on the Register's OC Watchdog blog last week about the explosive growth of the San Clemente-based Surfrider Foundation. Confirming with a group that follows the membership and money generated by nonprofits, Joseph reported that Surfrider ... More >>
BMX Ride Sessions
One California Day
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'For the record, no one currently in our employ was contacted or quoted. In fact, the surf industry does support Save Trestles and Surfrider Foundation'
The Duane Peters Story gets skate culture right
Dana Brown accepts the love at the Lido
Skateboards to Hell
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San Clemente surfer Shane Beschen changed the rules
411VM succeeds where others have eaten it
Tony Hawk and Devo: Lets whip it again!
Blue Crush stokes local surf industry
Laguna Art Museum plays the curatorial game with "Surf Culture"
A night of illegal camping
Stacy Peralta on Dogtown and Z-Boys
Lake Forest gets a park called Etnies
Agent Oranges Mike Palm is happier now
Skateboarding, punk rock, drugs, tattoos, sobriety
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Officials failed to report high bacteria levels during July surf contest
Economists fear him. Adults emulate him. This kidand thousands like himare teaching corporations how to sell the world everything from edgy soft drinks to extreme sunglasses
Australia steals professional surfing . . . and Texas still sucks
And use a kook cord!