Heralded as one of the greatest surfing films of all time, Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman's laid back Five Summer Stories is not really a collection of five summer stories but a cinematic time capsule of the surfing sights and sounds of the early 1970s. It gets a retrospective screening with a pa ... More >>
MacGillivray Freeman Films, the Laguna Beach makers of some of IMAX's most successful documentaries including Everest, The Living Sea and the upcoming Journey to the South Pacific, is celebrating its 50th year in the biz. That milestone is actually being celebrated with events at the Newport Beach ... More >>
Meet the ragtag band of craftsmen, entrepreneurs and weirdos at the heart of OC's surf industry
Keeping up with the First Family of Surfing is no easy task.
Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride
by John Gilhooley This past weekend saw the opening of the latest Vans store in Costa Mesa. More rainy weather threatened to put a damper on the celebration, but in the end, the sky remained just clear enough to pull it off. The "What If?" bus (a uniquely weird skate prop) was there, and pros a ... More >>
by John GilhooleyThis past weekend, our coast was bombarded with the biggest waves we've had in a year. Rumors raged across the county of freak triple overhead closeouts, broken leashes and far worse. We all shuddered and thought of our own near-death surfing moments when we heard that Monte Kevi ... More >>
Seeking low wages and lax environmental laws, OC boardmakers reluctantly find themselves in Asia