The Surf Adventure Bag With a Tiny Footprint

Gear Review: The Deep Blue Bag

You know Sustainable Surf, yes? The fine folks behind the ECOBOARD project? Their whole game is to drag the surf industry to the sustainable side of the environmental ledger, from contests to surfboards, and now to surf accessories. Th[...]

SURFER Approved: Changing Ponchos

SURFER Approved: Changing Ponchos

Have you ever stood in a parking lot in the early morning, looked at your towel and asked yourself, “Really? I have to tie this thing around my waist and keep it secure while I yank awkwardly at soggy fistfulls of neoprene? Is th[...]

Norton Point’s Plastic Boardshorts

Norton Point’s Plastic Boardshorts

As a species, we use too much plastic—way too much. Like if-we-keep-this-up-we’ll-have-more-plastic-than-fish too much. And as surfers, we don’t need to be environmental scientists to be acutely aware of that (floating Gatorade b[...]

California: The Real Gold Coast

California: The Real Gold Coast

You expect certain things from a book on the history of the California coast—a forward written by Ted Danson is likely not one of those things. But Sam “Mayday” Malone (look it up, kids) loves the ocean and his experience[...]

None More Fun Than the Fish

None More Fun Than the Fish

Considering that surfing has no real purpose other than pure fun, it’s a bit amazing that riding an easier board—the quickest, most simple way to be sure you actually have fun in every session—was either ignored, or outright [...]

Fisherman’s Son, Chilean Hero

Fisherman’s Son, Chilean Hero

If the opening few minutes of The Fisherman’s Son are any indication, Ramon Navarro is the son of a very good fisherman. The film starts with Ramon’s dad, Jano, walking around a beach, a few enormous fish slung casually ov[...]