Chris Bertish is all about big wave surfing and ultra distance SUP By Neil Pearlberg Chris Bertish will be the last person to brag about how he won the 2010 Mavericks Invitational in some of the biggest and heaviest surf ever. Or that his victory came right after an exhausting 48 hour journey from South Africa Continue Reading »
By Nelly When I was a grom, we all looked up to Archy. He was the most exciting surfer to watch. He gave the system the finger and rocked long hair and tatoos. He had muscle cars before he even had a drivers license. Matt was at the forefront of the air revolution. Over the Continue Reading »
Patagonia athlete Jeff Denholm lost his arm and became a force for good Words by Neil Pearlberg • Photos Tim Davis Known as one of the most dangerous ocean passages in the world, the Bering Sea challenges mariners with a volatile mix of harsh conditions. The bitter cold air and sea temperatures combine with massive Continue Reading »
By Nelly Alex Gray is one of those young surfers I look up to – he’s grounded and knows exactly what he wants out of life. Alex loves big barrels and spends a lot of his time helping others. I went down to visit him this winter and ended up staying four nights at his Continue Reading »
Jason “Ratboy” Collins By Nelly Ratboy has been a friend for a long long time, I used to go over to his house on Swift Street back in the day and shoot portraits and hang out…he is all time! His quick-witted heckles are second to none, and he’s good at everything he does. Hometown: Santa Continue Reading »
Liquid Imagery By Dave “Nelly” Nelson As a general rule, I like to shoot in the early morning and late evening.This is especially true in my home town of Santa Cruz where the light is quite tricky because of the way the Monterey Bay bends and the location of the sunrise and sunsets here. This Continue Reading »
The Surfers Path Working the ASJ Roadshow booth at the Surfer’s Path Marathon in Capitola recently, I was mesmerized by the ocean. Wave after shimmering wave was rolling in, and about fifty people were playing in the water right in front of our tent. There was no wind and the sun was blazing. Paradise. It Continue Reading »
An excerpt from The Fear Project, a new book that explores our most primal emotion By Jaimal Yogis Surfline’s California Surf Guide reads: MAVERICKS Best Size: Triple-overhead to 80-foot faces. Ability Level: Nothing short of Flea, Laird, or Neptune (Flea and Laird being two of the best big-wave surfers in the world; Neptune being a Continue Reading »
From pow to swells, the Golden State is ripe for achieving the elusive ski-and-surf-in-a-day tandem By Brennan Lagasse There’s nothing like the feeling of sliding on snow. Then again, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of riding a wave. It doesn’t get much better than doing both in the same day, and there are few Continue Reading »
San Francisco-based Adventurous Sports gets “never-evers” up and surfing fast using their innovative Surf Simulator to teach a smooth and balanced pop-up for the ocean. Students who take the pop-up clinic on Saturday are usually up on their very first wave in Santa Cruz on Sunday. “The pop-up clinic on Saturday was absolutely instrumental to Continue Reading »
A chapter from Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea By Jaimal Yogis In Hawaii, I saw a few fights break out. But I never had any personal collisions with the so-called “localism factor” until I came back to the mainland— or, as the Rastafarians in Hawaii call it, “Babylon.” After Continue Reading »
The magic of a good surf film is such that it can turn a landlocked youth into a surf dreamer without ever having ridden a wave. Whether lured by the fluid purity of a rider slicing ahead of the curl, the easy going appeal of life in board shorts and flip-flops, or the mahalo appeal of the surf lifestyle, surfing offers a wealth of possibilities that appeal to viewers and filmmakers alike.
Surftech’s Jamie Mitchell wins the Battle of the Paddle in record time Australian Jaime Mitchell is the reigning eight time champ of the grueling Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race heldevery July. Known in elite paddleboard circles for his prone paddling prowess, Mitchell recently took his paddling act to his feet at Doheny Beach, California for Continue Reading »
Never in his wildest dreams did William Koplitz think he’d find himself in a Third World hospital nursing multiple gunshot wounds. That he was in just such a position struck him as surreal. But both wounds, the one on his hand and the one on the right side his face, brought him back to reality. He was lucky to be alive.
Serving the Half Moon Bay, and Bay Area Surfing Community for over 30yrs., Cowboy Surf Shop has remained a steady contender in the retail surf market, and has remained a grass roots, full service business, offering the best in products and services. “With all the options that surfing customers have to choose from in today’s market, Cowboy Surf Shop would Continue Reading »