Our Mother Ocean: Gut Check

Our Mother Ocean: Gut Check

The public perception of surfers has come a long way since their portrayal in 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” but surfers still battle stereotypes, especially around school campuses. Just ask any surfer who’s come to cla[...]

Best Surf Towns In America 2017, No. 2: Santa Cruz, CA

Best Surf Towns 2017, No.2: Santa Cruz

If, as Leo Tolstoy once wrote in Anna Karenina, “All happy families are alike…,” then all happy surf towns are, too. Certainly, in every happy surf town there are the same old salty surf dawgs on giant longboards who’ll cut off[...]

History of Surfing: From Tokyo to Tel Aviv

HOS: From Tokyo to Tel Aviv

The nation’s surfing population rose at an incredible clip through the ’60s, climbing around 25-percent a year in some areas. Which meant North America’s continental elastic could only hold for so long before surfing [...]