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Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe man still loves to win; Slater, moments after the final scores were recorded."That was full Michael Jordan for three with half a second on the clock," replied the commentator, moments after the five judges had recorded their scores. It was every bit the accurate co ... More >>
Nike US Open of SurfingHow can you not like and admire this dude?There never has been and never will be another Kelly Slater. That much is clear in the contest resume he has pieced together over 20 years of circling the globe for surf contests, which includes an unprecedented 10 world titles. Eve ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe kid surfs better than you and everyone you know.The young man known as Brother continues to grow his legend. This past Saturday was just another awe-inspiring day in the life of San Clemente's Kolohe Andino. He won the Under-18 division of the Quiksilver USA Surf ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyKelly Slater. Click here to see more images from the ceremony.UPDATE, JUNE 22, 2011, 12:07 P.M.: A fixture in the surf world for over 21 years, professional surfer Kelly Slater was presented the Key to the City of Huntington Beach on June 21, the first day of summer. ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyThe Brazilians will be celebrating Pupo's (yellow jersey) win tonight.UPDATE, MAY 7, 9:28 P.M.: In the end, Tanner Gudauskas couldn't be perfect. He was the only surfer left holding back the utter domination by the Brazilians. He held on until there were just minutes t ... More >>
It's hard to say on what "list" (A, B, C or D, etc.) Stoked & Broke director Cyrus Sutton would appear. He's a stellar surfer, a blogging savant and an up-and-coming filmmaker, but chances are if he sauntered down the red carpet at the Newport Beach Film Festival gala with Alana Blanchard on ... More >>
This summer, the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach will add to its ranks a big-wave surfing pioneer, an AAP World Tour veteran and one of HB's local legends. George Downing, Taylor Knox and Chuck Linnen will be enshrined on the sidewalk in front of Huntington Surf & Sport at a ce ... More >>
The Santa Ana teen hopes her kick-ass training regimen will carry her through her rookie season as a pro surfer
Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride
Dustin Humphrey/Reel SessionsRob Machado in Melali: The Drifter SessionsThe wanderlust deep in the hearts of surfers--going anywhere for the "perfect" wave--and the inevitable spirtual and intellectual growth that results from that travel, was the focus of Surfer Hall of Fame inductee (twice!), p ... More >>
News highlights include:They've fallen and we can't get upGet paid about three times the normal rate for a city government job. Move into a taxpayer subsidized apartment. The catch? Well, you've got to vote to keep the city's incumbent politicians in power, reports the Los Angeles Times on the la ... More >>
Star Foreman/OC Weekly Want to know what you missed this weekend? As the last few days of summer came to an end, our weekend was packed with music, food, beer, tennis, and a whole lot of naked people. We ventured out of Orange County to go to the first annual Gear Show in Los An ... More >>
The winningest surfer in the history of the ASP World Tour, Kelly Slater, had the finals of the U.S. Open of Surfing within his sights today. In his way, however, was Huntington Beach hero and defending Open champion Brett Simpson, who held on by a mere hundredths of a point to beat the legend in ... More >>
Huntington Beach, you have your hero.Brett Simpson won his second U.S. Open of Surfing championship in as many years, the only surfer to repeat at this event since Mark Occhilupo did it in 1985 and '86. He's also the first local to take the prize in the tournament's over 50-year history.He did it ... More >>
The U.S. Open of Surfing returns to local shores
[2010 U.S. Open of Surfing] Brett Simpson might be the most popular guy in Huntington Beach
Nine-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater went head-to-head with his long-time rival, the legendary Rob Machado, today at the U.S. Open of Surfing in the seventh heat of the day.Hundreds crowded the pier and the beach to watch these two titans go at it in one of greatest surfing competitions ... More >>
"The story of Jesse becoming a quadriplegic while surfing is so emotional. His story of getting back in the water and surfing 15-foot waves in Fiji, diving with Great White Sharks, skydiving, etc., etc. has changed my life and those that have seen it are affected (so I've been told) for days ... More >>
A homeboy shares the stoke in BoardHeads.Homeboy Industries, whose mission is to take former gang members off the streets and show them there is more to life than gang-bangin', brought young men and women from Los Angeles to Huntington Beach last summer for surf lessons.
This is tough, because recommending a corporate surf film goes against my, comrade Kim Jong-Il and Barack Obama's training.
Jeff HornbakerNine-time world championship surfer Kelly Slater is gracing the giant IMAX screen with an educational and thrilling 3-D surf ride, in The Ultimate Wave Tahiti. The three year project directed by Stephen Low uses the same technology as box office mega hit Avatar to take its viewers t ... More >>
The Billabong video above from last spring chronicles San Clemente's Greg Long catching one of the greatest big wave paddle-in tubes of all time during the Red Bull Big Wave Africa contest at Dungeons, Cape Town South Africa. It also earned him Ride of the Year honors and $50,000 at the 2009 Billabo ... More >>
by Jonah Probell Half Moon BayOk, so I almost never use the first person to write about surfing in Wax On, Wax Off. But I also never show up for a round of golf at Half Moon Bay to find that big wave legend Jeff Clark is teeing off right behind me. Jeff is the guy who essentially discovered M ... 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 >>
Dana Point documentary filmmaker Dana Brown will not be the only person associated with the production attending the Orange County premiere of his latest film Highwater at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Regency Lido in Newport Beach. Rich Wilson and Wes Brown, who were members of the production team for Hi ... More >>
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Dana Point filmmaker Dana Brown returns to the surf for his next documentary, Highwater, which is scheduled to make its Orange County premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Regency Lido in Newport Beach.As he did with Step Into Liquid and Dust to Glory, which both marked their local debuts w ... More >>
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The Save San Onofre Coalition really hopes the Coastal Commission is a buncha voyeurs. See, the SSOC (made up of Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Endangered Habitats League, Laguna Greenbelt, Surfrider Foundation, Audubon California, the California State Parks ... More >>
Movie of the Week: The Princess Bride
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Watch Quiksilver's "hottest up-and-coming surfers" in the Thursday, July 26 world premiere of Young Guns 3. Like our editorial assistant Amanda, you too might be asking yourself: What is a Young Gun? "It means you travel so much you get new pages in your passport every six months," according to ... More >>
Huntington Beach High surf-team documentary catches air
Movie of the Week: To Kill a Mockingbird
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