Celebration of the Life of Jack O’Neill

Celebration of the Life of Jack O’Neill

Celebration of the Life of Jack O’Neill Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz • Sunday, July 9 at 11am The family of Jack O’Neill, O’Neill Wetsuits and O’Neill Surf Shop would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all who have reached out with thoughts, prayers, sympathy, remembrances, stories and pictures since the passing of legendary waterman Jack O’Neill on Friday June 2, 2017. In response, they would like to invite everyone to join in a paddle out and day long celebration of Jack’s life and adventures at Jack’s favorite beach, Pleasure Point, in Santa Cruz County on Sunday July 9, 2017 starting at 11am. We will see you there! Memorial contributions in support of Jack’s love of the oceans may be sent to oneillseaodyssey.org. For more information, contact Brian Kilpatrick at briank@oneillwetsuits.com....
Surf Dog Ricochet Raises Half Million Dollars for Human and Animal Causes

Surf Dog Ricochet Raises Half Million Dollars for Human and Animal Causes

Funds raised to benefit people with disabilities, children with special needs, and animals in need   Surf Dog Ricochet celebrated New Year’s Eve by reaching a new milestone, raising a half million dollars. These funds have helped more than 250 different causes, as well as Ricochet’s programs and initiatives. Reaching this major milestone demonstrates how much Ricochet’s worldwide community supports her efforts.  She sincerely thanks her individual donors, social media followers, corporate sponsors and members of the media for their continued support. Most of Ricochet’s fundraising has been done through social media, such as her popular Facebook Page with more than 259K supportive fans, Instagram with more than 104K followers and her inspirational video “From Service dog to SURFice dog” with more than 6.4 million views. Ricochet has been raising awareness and funds for human/animal causes since 2009 when she made an independent decision to jump on a surfboard with...
Profiles in Courage: Jocelyn Judd

Profiles in Courage: Jocelyn Judd

Profiles in Courage: Jocelyn Judd By Domenica Berman Jocelyn paddling out on her first surf trip to Launiupoko, Maui with the High Fives Foundation in 2015. Photo: Trevor Clark Photography On the morning of April 19th, 2014, Jocelyn Judd donned her fat suit and hit the slopes. “Yeah, I think I bought the fat suit for Halloween the year before and never ended up wearing it, so I don’t know, I thought it would be funny to wear it skiing.” It was closing weekend of the season at Grand Targhee, Wyoming and everyone was goofing around. “My friend was videoing because I thought it would be funny to see what happened with the fat suit and my hair when I did a backflip,” Jocelyn chuckled. “I thought you know, I’ve been doing back flips since I was like 12, no big deal and then I just picked up way...
Vote for Chad Underhill-Meras in GoPro of the World Contest

Vote for Chad Underhill-Meras in GoPro of the World Contest

Santa Cruz surfer gets chance at winning GoPro and cash prizes in 5th annual contest powered by Surfline California’s very own Chad Underhill-Meras of Santa Cruz has​ made Surfline​’s Go Pro of the World V’s Top Three for November. Vote for Chad’s video in the “Capture Different” category and help him win for November AND propel him toward the grand prize in ’17! Vote for Chad HERE. About GoPro of the World V The 5th annual GoPro of the World contest — powered by Surfline – expanded its range of entries to include three categories: Best Wave, Best Photo and Capture Different, which is your chance to display the most innovative use of a GoPro. With the introduction of the Best Photo category, the winning shot could come on any day, on any wave, from any surfer. Think of it as your chance to finally one-up Slater, JOB...
Big Wave Women

Big Wave Women

Female talent in the spotlight at Pe‘ahi Challenge and Titans of Mavericks Bianca Valenti smiles her way out of a Mavericks bomb (Paige Laverty). by Haven Livingston On a bright day in mid-November, a dozen big wave surfers made history and set a new precedent for all who will come behind them. These 12 intrepid women stood up to dangerously windy conditions at the Pe‘ahi Women’s Challenge in Maui and became the first women to compete in their own big wave event alongside their male counterparts. This was no demonstration event or token add on. This was a fully sanctioned, cash prize world championship event with two semi-final heats and a final produced by the World Surf League. This is what a growing number of women have been fighting for over the past few years. Welcome ladies, the world of big wave competition is officially open to...
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