The Big, Giant, Missing Ingredient in Wavepools

What's Missing from Wavepools?

Today, it’s very windy. I’m watching whitecaps toss and churn beneath the Golden Gate Bridge from my desk. It’s not a surf day, but I’ll probably head down to a little cove near my house for a paddle, just the s[...]

There Will Be Sharks

There Will be Sharks

It’s awfully hard to fault the Ziffs--owners of the WSL and, presumably, still the org’s pennybank--and the rest of the WSL brass for canceling the Margaret River Pro. In the heat of the moment as surfers were being munched[...]

Will the Margaret River Pro Go On? Update: No—No it Will Not

The Margaret River Pro Will Not Go

Can you imagine making the call to start running heats again at the Margaret River Pro at this point? Would you want that level of responsibility? Two shark attacks in one day, damn near the contest zone, sketchy footage of a shark in [...]

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, [...]

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[...]

World Title Contenders, Ranked

World Title Contenders, Ranked

With the anything-but-quick Quik Pro and the Bells slopfest in the books, predicting contenders for the 2015 WSL crown is a breeze. This is especially true because, unlike, say, baseball, which will occasionally produce champions that [...]