Vote Like a Surfer

Vote Like a Surfer

Politics, huh? Aren’t they a wonderful way to bring us together? Just a nice, cordial, civil way to discuss our different ideas about how our society should function, while respecting each other’s opinions. Sure, there migh[...]

Where’s All the Star Power in Surfing?

Where’s All the Star Power in Surfing?

Can you name the best baseball player on earth? If not, don't feel bad. Mike Trout is a historically great baseballing man for the moribund Angels down there in Anaheim, an amusement park strip mall masquerading as a city. He's a ragin[...]

Opinion: Who Is Kelly’s Wave For, Anyway?

Who Is Kelly's Wave For, Anyway?

Ever since the first footage was released of Kelly's Wave, the most important technological innovation in surfing since the development of the surfboard, something didn't quite sit well. At first, I thought perhaps it was merely that a[...]

Hydrofoils: The Mopeds of Surfing

Hydrofoils: The Mopeds of Surfing

“Oh no, not Kai Lenny, too!” was my immediate reaction upon seeing on my newsfeed that Maui’s all-terrain hellman was now an advocate for hydrofoil surfing. I couldn’t help but laugh at Lenny’s choice to p[...]

Should Beach Access Always Be Free?

Should Beach Access Always Be Free?

God help me. I’m about to argue that sometimes beach access fees might not be a bad thing. Since the 1940s, there has been a locked gate fronting Opal Cliffs Beach, often called “Privates,” a small Santa Cruz beach ju[...]