The Culture: Warts And All

Is Shaping Your Own Surfboard Worth It?

When it comes to my own DIY ethos, I’d drawn a line well in front of making surfboards. Sure, I’ll brew my own beer, ferment my own sauerkraut and wrench on my own truck like the flannel- wearing, beard-growing, walking Northern Ca[...]

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[...]

The Culture: The American “Meh”

The Culture: The American "Meh"

[This feature originally appeared in our June 2017 Issue, “Influencers,” on newsstands and available for download now.] When surfing makes its debut in the 2020 Olympic Games, there will be a great deal of flag waving, much[...]

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[...]