Sean Collins

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    [UPDATED with Paddle Out Details:] Sean Collins, Surfline Founder, Dies

    ​UPDATE, DEC. 28, 5:38 P.M.: A paddle out in memory of Surfline founder, president and chief forecaster Sean Collins is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. If Collins were still here to give a prediction, he'd tell surfers to brace for the possibili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Summer at the Beach: Chilly Waters, the Inland Empire and the (Insert Sponsor) U.S. Open of Surfing

    ​We SoCal folk have a knack for knowing things: When to take surface streets, where to find parking, how to get a bro-deal on just about anything. And right now, we know summer is just days away. It doesn't even take a calender. Cue the gloom and the little brown bugs with the ten-ton grip, and th ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2011

    Big-Wave Surfing's Swell Guys

    The monster swells can be big business, but for one group of OC surfers, it's still all about the ride

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Looking Back: 2009 Orange County Deaths

    ​Turn on the weepy, string ensemble music: It's time for us to look back on the year that (almost) was and remember some of the figures from Orange County who have left us. There was unexpected tragedy, there were some suspicious circumstances, there were rich legacies... there's even the possibil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Winter!

    Flickr user Mikebaird​Perhaps winter arrived a couple of weeks ago, but this week seems to have marked the true beginning of the season for surfers and snowboarders of California's South Coast. The usual big swell of early December showed up like clockwork, albeit in diminished proportions since i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Chris Hawk Memorial Paddle-out

    by John GilhooleyHuntington Beach native and surfing legend Chris Hawk passed away at home in San Clemente October 23rd, finally succumbing to oral cancer after a long fight with the disease. Hawk played a key role in creating Huntington Beach's surf culture in the 1960s and 1970s. He won nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Chris Hawk to be Inducted into Surfers' Hall of Fame

    Huntington Beach native and surfing legend Chris Hawk will be inducted into the Surfers' Hall of Fame this Friday, September 18. Along with his brothers, Chris played a key role in creating Huntington Beach's surf culture in the 1960s and 1970s. He won national renown for his surfboard shaping, a sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: John Kissel Memorial Party and Paddle-Out in Huntington Beach

    by Shelly CastellanoCosta Mesa resident John Kissel died on August 29th in a diving accident at Lake Havasu, far inland from the beloved coast where he loved to surf with his friends. He died playing in the water, which to some people might seem arbitrary or insignificant. But to water people, we tr ... More >>