California: The Real Gold Coast

California: The Real Gold Coast

You expect certain things from a book on the history of the California coast—a forward written by Ted Danson is likely not one of those things. But Sam “Mayday” Malone (look it up, kids) loves the ocean and his experience[...]

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[...]

Fisherman’s Son, Chilean Hero

Fisherman’s Son, Chilean Hero

If the opening few minutes of The Fisherman’s Son are any indication, Ramon Navarro is the son of a very good fisherman. The film starts with Ramon’s dad, Jano, walking around a beach, a few enormous fish slung casually ov[...]

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[...]

Drone Surf Selfies

Drone Surf Selfies

Just as we were getting used to drones being a major tool in surfing, an aerospace startup company changes the game. Keep an eye out for the release of a new drone that has the potential to reshape the way we view our lineups. The prod[...]

The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

Have you ever wondered why it took nearly a half century of surfing—from the sport's Duke-led resurgence to Da Bull's charging in 1957—for people to work up the courage to ride Waimea, but now it seems that big-wave barriers are br[...]