Surfboards get all the attention. But what about the lonely fin? That's what Timothy Hogan aims to correct with his "theFINproject" Kickstarter campaign today. The surfer and award-winning photographer is turning to crowd funding for his planned exploration of the art and story of the surfboard fin ... 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 >>
A film about surfers of different faiths coming together in Israel, of all places, makes its U.S. premiere at a sold-out screening in Dana Point this evening.Promised Land, which was directed by Todd Morehead and produced by Morehead and Carlsbad Christian nonprofit Walking on Water, screens at 6 ... More >>
San Diego State University's Center for Surf Research may not be quite what you may think or hope it is. The curriculum will not include watching North Shore, analyzing the behavior of Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High or studying the hydrodynamics of a surfboard riding upon ... More >>
[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.
theeddie.quiksilver.comSion Milosky was an "Eddie" alternate.Tragedy struck once again at Maverick's--a challenging surf spot 25 miles south of San Francisco--yesterday, taking the life of Sion Milosky, one of Hawaii's up-and-coming big-wave chargers.Milosky, 35, had been surfing for several hour ... 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 Transworld Surf magazine-sponsored, race/scavenger hunt livened up the Ritz-Carlton pool
The U.S. Open of Surfing returns to local shores
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.
[Newport Beach Film Fest] You think action-sports athletes push the limit? Check out the people filming them
An anonymous reader was kind enough to send in this video about the early Newport Beach surf scene, circa 1950s and 60s. Apparently an early look at an enigmatic documentary project called Living it Forever (coming in spring 2010) the clip includes conversations with a diverse selection of New ... More >>
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 >>
Mike Gaborno, better known to fans and friends as "Gabby," has had a long presence in Southern California's music world. Over the years of his hard-living music career, Gabby fronted a slew of punk and rock acts that have been hugely influential in our local surf scene and beyond. Bands like the Cad ... 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 audio1bob(...continued from Wax On, Wax Off: Fight at Newport Point) But let's face it, there are two sides to every story, especially every fight story. Thomas Bird, the artist formerly known as "Ned," has come forward asking for the opportunity to tell his side of our Fight at N ... 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 >>
by John GilhooleyThis past Saturday, Hurley International hosted the Cycle Zombies' Third Annual Motorcycle Rally BBQ Skate Jam at their sprawling headquarters in Costa Mesa. The founders and contributors to the event and its corresponding blog are listed as "Turkey," "GEORGE," "Big Scott," a ... 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 >>
Beyond the recent documentary of the same name, the words "Echo Beach" conjure up an entire era of surf history and culture in our collective memory here in Southern California (see last week's blog posting). A group of innovative, extra-rebellious local surfers rose to global prominence not ... 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 >>
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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'
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And use a kook cord!
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