Norton Point’s Plastic Boardshorts

Norton Point’s Plastic Boardshorts

As a species, we use too much plastic—way too much. Like if-we-keep-this-up-we’ll-have-more-plastic-than-fish too much. And as surfers, we don’t need to be environmental scientists to be acutely aware of that (floating Gatorade b[...]

Surfboard Review: The Bonzer Egg

Surfboard Review: The Bonzer Egg

Eggs, mid-lengths, whatever you want to call them, are surprisingly versatile boards. At under seven feet, they’ll fit in dumpy beachbreak surf and can be whipped around pretty easily. Seven feet and over, you get a taste of longboar[...]

Book Review: All Our Waves Are Water

Review: All Our Waves Are Water

Jaimal Yogis is a fairly prolific surf writer, though he rarely writes solely for hardcore surfers. He’s the author of Saltwater Buddha, a surf travelogue/coming of age/spiritual awakening memoir, and The Fear Project, which look[...]

From The Sea To The Rio

From The Sea To The Rio

Under a moody fall sky at the Rio Theatre, Surfers’ Blood, the newest documentary from Patrick Trefz, premiered in Santa Cruz on Friday evening, its first showing in the U.S. after debuting at the 2016 San Sebastian Film Festival[...]

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

SURF CRAFT By Richard Kenvin $29.95 at The MIT Press Until just a few weeks ago, San Diego’s Mingei International Museum featured an exhibition charting the art and history of surfboards, curated by bespectacled hydrodynamics ent[...]

After Cluster

After Cluster

From Jack Freestone making an unmakeable backside air to Noa Deane’s kamikaze punts, the surfing in Cluster is undeniably good. Of course these surfers reside comfortably in the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent. But it’s impossib[...]