Surfing Magazine staff photographer Nathan Lawrence and Balaram Stack, Oliver Kurtz and Michael Dunphy descend upon Bocas Del Toro and Red Frog Bungalows for a surf trip of a lifetime. Nathan Lawrence is one of the best surf photographers in the world and he summed up the conditions over the week as ,"the best beach breaks I have ever seen in my life". This is saying a lot for someone who is payed to travel the world and snap photos of the best professional surfers in the world. look for the ...
OMG.... tis incredibly footage from a SUP at San O. Two whites swarm his paddleboard. I know they're there.... but so close? This guy is one swift knock away from lunch.
As a shark-spotting surfer, I am keenly aware of the few tricks that can help if I ever happen to get in a tiff with the "men in grey suits". I know we don't have much chance, but at least we can try to fight.
Wish I could shred so sweet as a goofy-footer.... or find lefts more often :( So stoked to check out the US Open this week in Huntington. Weezer is playing Saturday, Aug 7... check 'er out SoCal.
9:fish Surfboards are clutch for anyone looking to actually surf LA summer mush. Sunny Trinh and Co. make a line of incredibly versatile fish, starting with the 4'11" Pufferfish and going all the way up to a 12' paddleboard. The thing about 9:fish is that they make boards you can ride!!! Save your performance thrusters for that one day in December and get a 9:fish for the rest of the year.
A lot of surfers in this video seem pretty nonchalant about the whole thing. What about you?
His parents must be so proud!
Red Frog Bungalows Eco-Ocean Resort guided Team RVCA to this right handed. The heaviest in Central America. Of course we were the only ones out! Surf guide and Owner of Red Frog Bungalows (Scott Balogh) is seen taking a massive drop. Come to Bocas and let us get you into the best waves of your life! Red Frog Bungalows is the most experienced surf outfit in Bocas Del Toro. Our guides breathe, eat, and are addicted to good surf. If you are the same come and visit. We would love to show you arou...
via HuffPo Check out the full Reuters article here
50 Years of Surfing Films commemorated with Documentary We saw the buzz bubbling, but now it's here. "Hollywood Don't Surf" is a documentary by Greg MacGillivray examining the last five decades of Hollywood's obsession with surfing.
The Pacific Shark Research Committee is the sole spot to find ALL shark sightings in SoCal. They're incredibly diligent about indexing all the activity. It's kind of nerve wracking that my two favorite spots: Sunset and San O are the most popular for white shark sightings, but oh well.
Check out this report ONLY available at http://www.sunsetsurf.com/
I am going here this weekend to check it out. I'll report back on the conditions (it is supposed to be waist high max) and how easy it is to get there (it's technically part of Trestles, so there's bound to be a hike).
Check out this site dedicated to getting Malibu Surfrider's water quality back to good.
Here is another out take from the Modern Collective
Bikini vs. The Wave I have always been a fan of the bikini, but it hasn't always loved me back.
Good site for more detailed info about a swell and weekly forecasts
This one smells like a fish story. It is not. Tuesday April 13, Dave and I got up to surf westward at 7 in the morning. First rate waves. Headache cold water....sun blocked by the cliffs. Fast, clean, beach break. 3-4 foot sets, mostly lefts. About 15 dolphins swam by. Blase blase. We always see dolphins. But then some bigass whale with barnacles breaches. We are speechless. It is about 20 feet from us. We follow it for about thirty seconds and pinch ourselves. Have-you-ever? No...
A breakdown of the best wave in Southern California courtesy of the California State Parks Foundation.
This is a photograph shot by Randy, owner of Horizons West Surf Shop in Santa Monica. He caught our local shark just off the coast of Sunset back in Fall 2009.
When you surf in Southern California, there are several challenges. The water's never warm enough, the crowds are always dense, shark sightings abundant and of course, water quality is perpetually terrible. With 15 million people living 'up-river' from our waves, it's no wonder the water is gross.
I've always found the side racks on bikes to be a bit of a burden. Plus they are ding-magnets. Oh and as the article here mentions, this rack comes with shade!
A live Beach Boys performance of Surfin' USA... according to my mother, this was a subliminal inspiration for me to surf.
Save San Onofre and Trestles Beach and the gorgeous waves we surf. Stop the 241 Toll Road extension that proposes to build a toll road through the middle of the 5th most visited state park in California.
Photo Credit: TripAdvisor
Aside from the bizarre fascination with being able to see celebrity homes in Malibu (see the Streisand Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect), the CCRP is a great place to check out local surf spots up and down the Coast:
Heal the Bay does an excellent job at reporting and monitoring water quality in California. This interactive map will show you live information from their test sites down to the exact beach.
Join Heal the Bay on 4/17/2010 for a Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica to commemorate Earth Day 2010! Help keep your ocean's clean and take care of Mother Earth!
Hello World! Welcome to the place wholly devoted to the local surf of Southern California. I am like many people a transplant from the East Coast. I started surfing when I moved here for college 8 years ago.