Surfing Through the Insanity

Opinion: Surfing Through the Insanity

This is a very good day to go surfing. Most days are, to be sure, but it’s especially necessary on a day like today, after waking to the horrific news in Las Vegas. I don’t know what else to do, but I’ve got to do something. [...]

I Dream Of An Interesting 2017 WCT

I Dream Of An Interesting 2017 WCT

The 2017 WCT kicks off this week with SO MANY QUESTIONS: Will Facebook save pro surfing? Will Fanning or Slater win agai….yawn, sorry, fell asleep just thinking about that possibility Who’s in charge of the WSL now anyway, [...]

Make Them Charge

Make Them Charge

Aside from Medina’s freak double-grab backflip during Round Two (and his 10-earning combo in Round 4), the Oi Rio Pro was a total snooze fest. So like any good (see: insufferable) armchair pro-surfing critic, during the most boring [...]

Your Surfy Guide to the Candidates

Your Surfy Guide to the Candidates

With Super Tuesday primaries being held today, let’s dip a toe into the fetid, disgusting waters of politics to ponder what kind of surfer each of the four major candidates might be, if they were regulars at your local lineup. A[...]

Jordy’s 10*

Jordy’s 10*

Most of the residual hype from the final day at the Rip Curl Pro surrounds the Round 5 heat between Julian Wilson and Jordy Smith. Needing a 9.97 to beat Julian (who’d just dropped a solid 9.13), Jordy took off on a wave with 40 [...]

North Shore 2: Please No

North Shore 2: Please No

Did you catch that? Turtle is wearing a Chandler Surfboards T-shirt! Somebody actually made a shirt festooned with the Chandler Surfboards logo. People really, truly, love North Shore. And now some of the people who really, truly love [...]