Trevor Gordon loves the ocean so much that he refuses to leave it. He lives with his wife on a 36-foot boat in the Santa Barbara, California, harbor. They're a hop, skip and a paddle to nearby surf, and they get to kick their feet up o[...]
Santa Barbara, California's Ryan Lovelace will make you a surfboard, but it will take six months. He's a busy man. Lovelace's modern take on old-school-ish shapes, like his sought-after V-bowl mid-lengths, are painfully cool and very m[...]
Because professional surfers don't have nine-to-five jobs, they have the flexibility to chase swells all over the world at the drop of a hat (with the help of deep-pocketed sponsors). But for us regular schlubs? Chasing swells means ju[...]
"Get out there and make some shit." That about sums up Thomas Campbell's advice for w[...]
While new surfboard designs have all become more user-friendly, the number of choices[...]
There are few things more gratifying than threading a legitimate tube. But when you b[...]
Fins have evolved tremendously since the early 1900s, when Hawaiian surfers simply dr[...]
I've been riding the wrong boards most of my life. As a pro surfer, that may sound weird, but it's true. I rode a standard thruster and I was bored with surfing. I was narrow-minded and against change and figured that if it ain’t[...]
Remember, you're not trying to slide out here. You're trying to tear the wave in two.
I know, we all hate watching air reverses. But we all still dream of the day we actua[...]
Wetsuits are so cool. We get to put on a superhero costume every time we paddle out a[...]
Ace Buchan gives us the ins and outs of the, err, in and out.
By incorporating speed, power and grace, this seemingly mundane turn can take on new [...]
In the process of getting skunked or scoring, and everywhere in between, I’ve learn[...]
With the industry in flux and team rosters cut to the bone, it's clear that the road to sponsorship has never been more difficult to traverse.