Review: The Surf-fur Waterparka

Review: The Surf-fur Waterparka

Surf poncho, changing robe, call them what you want, but I always thought they were unnecessary. Dorky, even. Having lived my entire surf life north of Point Conception, cold is just part of the game when changing out of a wetsuit. Bri[...]

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[...]

Surfer Approved For The Holidays

Surfer Approved For The Holidays

Here it is, boys and girls, the last-minute surfy holiday guide that you didn’t know you needed but that you should absolutely send to your husband, wife, partner, parents, aunts, uncles, or whoever the hell else buys you Christm[...]

SURFER Approved: Coastkeeper

SURFER Approved: Coastkeeper

Every lifelong San Diego surfer has likely been sick more times than they care to remember due to polluted lineups. Exposure to ocean-dwelling bacteria can lead to sinus infections and sick days, or, occasionally, something more severe[...]

SURFER Approved: Front Traction

SURFER Approved: Front Traction

There ain’t no denying that trends from the past are re-appearing as trends of the present: The resurgence of the twin-fin, the rebirth of the hand plane, and the rise of front deck traction. While brands looking to make a quick [...]

The Handplane You Can Eat

The Handplane You Can Eat

If you don’t bodysurf, start. It’s easy fun and impossible to take seriously. And while you don’t absolutely have to use a handplane—fins are far more important—you’re probably gonna want to give one[...]