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  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    [UPDATED:] Katin Team Challenge Attracts Top Surf Stars to HB Pier This Weekend; Sorry, No Kelly Slater

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyDerek Peters of Team Quiksilver throws his tail. Conditions are only expected to improve by the first heat horn on Friday.​Update: Jan. 5, 3:53 p.m.: Swells have started appearing at HB Pier and so too have some of the competitors for the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge. The W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Andy Irons, Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame Inductee and Legend, Dies at 32

    Wikimedia CommonsAndy Irons, 1978-2010​Three-time surfing World Champ and legend Andy Irons has passed away at age 32. While the cause of death is still unconfirmed at the moment, Surfer reports that family sources say he passed during a layover flight from Puerto Rico to his home in Kauai, Hawaii ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Nike, Hurley, Converse Store Opens at Irvine Spectrum

    The new Nike 6.0 x Hurley x Converse store just opened its doors last Wednesday at the Irvine Spectrum, just in time for the spendy atmosphere of black Friday. Located across from the Cheesecake Factory, somewhere between Brookstone and the movie theater megaplex, the store sits on what one Hurley s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: "Echo Beach" Available on DVD

    Echo Beach, a documentary film about the contagious, raucous surf scene that rooted itself in Newport Beach in the 1980s, is finally available on DVD. We've spent a lot of time looking at the Echo Beach era of Orange County's surf culture. There was the touring schedule of last year's documentar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Surfboards in the Sand Event in Huntington Beach

    ​Surfers are being asked to participate in an event called Surfboards in the Sand September 19th in Huntington Beach. Basically, participants will lug their boards and whatever basic creature comforts they can carry down to the sand. There, they will stand shoulder to shoulder, boards sticking nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: "Echo Beach" Film Screening

    ​​Echo Beach tells the story of the Newport Beach surf scene in the eighties. Originally a reference to the steep, fast breaks between 52nd and 54th Streets, the name "Echo Beach" came to signify an entire era of Southern California surf culture. A group of innovative, extra-rebellious local sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Step Into Highwater With Dana Brown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Out of the Pond, Echo Beach Mark World Premieres Tonight

    Two films make their world premieres at the Regency Lido Theatre tonight as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival's 2009 Action Sports Film Series.First, at 6:15 p.m., it's Out of the Pond, Irvine-based, action-sports clothier Billabong USA's new film from director Chris Heffner that follows the c ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    And the Wet Envelope Goes to ...

    If you're burning $2,000 for a VIP table at Surfer Magazine's 36th annual Surfer Poll and Video Awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Grove of Anaheim, at least you can feel warmed that you are helping two worthy causes. Proceeds from VIP table sales at the annual, invite-only event that honors the ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Treading Water

    Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

  • Culture

    August 30, 2007


    'You’re all crazy'

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005

    So Board With the USA

    Seeking low wages and lax environmental laws, OC boardmakers reluctantly find themselves in Asia

  • Columns

    February 12, 2004