Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 1

Despite popular misconception, not everything in the surf world happened within the confines of Huntington Beach this week. Here are some things you may have missed while tuned into the webcast.

There’s an App for That
The “Cardiff Kook,” the San Diego statue known for its kooky style and the costumes residents habitually dress him in, now has an iPhone app. Because everyone needs to be able virtually clothe a statue from the palm of their hand.

Jordy’s Nipples, and Other Strange Visuals
Another completely pointless yet entertaining way in which someone wasted time on the Interweb. At 00:48 seconds prepare for piercings.

The Goodwin Project
Aamion Goodwin, his wife Daize Shayne Goodwin, and their two young kids have begun an around-the-world adventure, which they plan to document on their newly launched website. Watch the trailer below. Be forewarned, the ending may make you uncomfortable.

Agatha Christie Surfs
Move over Gidget. Researchers have discovered that British crime writer (and Guinness Book of World Record holder as the “best-selling writer of books of all time”) Agatha Christie was one of Britain’s first stand-up surfers.

Agatha and Fred go way back. Photo: Museum of British Surfing

In honor of Shark Week, Quiksilver, Discovery Channel, and Channel Islands teamed up to donate four limited edition boards to auction off for charity. Each board is valued at $1,200 and bids are currently at $500.

Bid on these boards at Charitybuzz.org/auctions/sharkweek.

Complete Twitter Nonsense
Jamie Obrien (or whoever it is who Tweets for him?) seems to have lost it this week. Here’s a sample of the complete nonsense spewing from @whoisJOB:

Morgan’s Strange Photo of the Week
SURFER photog Morgan Maassen has a way of capturing the strangest images ever, photos that will never run anywhere because they are so epically bizarre. Here is the first installment of Morgan’s Strange Photo of the Week, a loving embrace between Craig Anderson and Warren Smith.

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