At Shipstern’s Bluff – Photos from a cold, dangerous tow-session at the cavernous slab in Tasmania

The post At Shipstern’s Bluff appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

Daniel Jones, Mexico – Photo: Chris Burkard

The post Daniel Jones, Mexico appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

Surfers Are Assholes – Meet Aaron James, a surfer and best-selling author who says you might be an asshole

Before acquiring his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University, lifelong surfer Aaron James found inspiration for his New York Times bestselling book, Assholes: A Theory, not from his Ivy League colleagues, but from the many insufferable surfers he’s encountered in lineups around the world. We all know the type: the aggro local bent on ruining

The post Surfers Are Assholes appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

Straight Dope – Will performance enhancing drugs make inroads into pro surfing?

This past January, the hallowed, aged, and (it must be said) sticks-up-their-butted Baseball Writers of America voted only four players into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. All of them deserving, and all of them blissfully free of the taint of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Mark McGwire, Barry

The post Straight Dope appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

For The Love – The Town & Country Grom Contest takes over Waikiki

For more than three decades, the Town & Country Grom Contest has created something special for Hawaii’s youngest surfers. As an event that places more pressure on having fun than finding a good result, the event is a much-needed breath of fresh air when it comes to competitive surfing in the islands. There’s only one

The post For The Love appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

Highway 101 – A 1600-mile journey with Yadin Nicol and Dillon Perillo

What’s better than a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway? The road has seen the likes of many travelers over the years and it feels almost like a rite of passage for any West Coast surfer. Yadin Nicol and Dillon Perillo bought one way tickets to Portland, Oregon, where they hopped in a ride

The post Highway 101 appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

Derek Ho, Pipeline – Photo: Zak Noyle

The post Derek Ho, Pipeline appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

The Mexican Grayscale – So you want to get barreled?

Go to Mexico, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Toss in the variables of diminishing lung capacity, concrete like sand beneath some serious ocean energy, and those noodles that you’re calling arms, and you’re in for a real treat. The only thing more powerful than realizing your defenselessness in the hot, Mexican ocean is

The post The Mexican Grayscale appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

The Prince of Foam – Rest in peace, Dave Sweet, 1928-2015

I liked Dave Sweet before I admired him, for the simple reason that in 1969, about 10 minutes after we met, he tossed me a brand new short-john. I was nine years old. Jay Adams and I were standing in Sweet’s showroom, on Olympic Blvd. in Santa Monica, having been driven there by Kent Sherwood,

The post The Prince of Foam appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off

Oil Spill in Santa Barbara – A ruptured pipeline leaked 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific

As surfers, the last major oil spill to affect our beaches and breaks was 2010′s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. For scale, the estimated amount of oil leaked in 2010 was 210 millions gallons, so around 10,000 times more than Tuesday’s spill in Santa Barbara. Thankfully, this accident was nowhere near as disastrous. That said, any oil into our oceans is bad news.

The post Oil Spill in Santa Barbara appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

Categories: Surfing News | Comments Off