More (Or Less) Core Division

Culture: More (Or Less) Core Division

I recently sat down at a bar in the San Diego airport while waiting for a flight to San Francisco, and the bartender and I got to talking about surfing. He asked me what my home break was, and when I told him Ocean Beach, his eyes wide[...]

Tandem Surfing: Bring it Back

Tandem Surfing: Bring it Back

The Doheny Surf Festival—a feel-good throwback to Beach Blanket Bebop days of yore—was held over the weekend in Dana Point. There were historic boards galore, hula dances, beer gardens, decades of surf memorabilia, and a whole lott[...]

A Hypocritical Oath

Earth Day: A Hypocritical Oath

I’m a recycling nut. Every bit of trash at our house is categorized and carefully placed in the proper waste bin. If I find a beer bottle mixed in with the regular garbage, a mini “Law & Order” episode will break out in the [...]

The Brave New World of Artisan Surf Wax

The Brave New World of Artisan Surf Wax

ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY FOR THE SURF PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT YOU NEVER SAW COMING? Actually, this should have been obvious, in retrospect. Candles. Let’s use those as an example. Like, $35 bucks now for a well-made, beeswax hips[...]