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.