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The Meteoric Rise and Fall of a Wave-Ridernew

Rising San Diego surf star Chris O'Rourke died from cancer in 1981. He was so good, surfing photographer Kirk Lee Aeder recently wrote book about him.
San Diego Reader  |  Joe Deegan  |  06-14-2012  |  Sports

Waves and Rockets: Surfing in the Middle Eastnew

A California surfer heads to Middle East in search of swell and truth.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Jesse Aizenstat  |  03-04-2011  |  Travel

Meet Kelly Slater: Golfer, Activist and a Decent Surfernew

On the board, Kelly Slater’s been the youngest and oldest champion his sport has known, claiming a record-crushing nine world titles and earning him comparisons to Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mark C. Anderson  |  02-11-2010  |  Sports

Surfers Think City's Exposed Sewage Tunnel Warning is a Bunch of Crapnew

Though less famous than its San Diego–area namesake, San Francisco's Ocean Beach is anything but unknown to surfers: Its three miles of coastline provide "a world-class surf spot," says surfer Josh Berry. However, the recent spate of storms means surfing there could soon get shitty.
SF Weekly  |  Chris Roberts  |  02-03-2010  |  Environment

Meet Elliott Almond, the Wave Masternew

While the title of Surfing: Mastering Waves From Basic to Intermediate screams "surf instruction book," its 200 pages are packed with more than tips, as the author explains the sport's history, personalities and lingo.
OC Weekly  |  Matt Coker  |  06-09-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Aloha Icebergs: Winter Surfers on the St. Lawrence Go With the Floesnew

Montreal surfboard maker Corran Addison and a small group of truly hardcore surfing junkies have taken to surfing noted local spots on the St. Lawrence River and the Richelieu River in Chambly in the dead of winter — when the only things typically hanging are icicles.
Montreal Mirror  |  Erik Leijon  |  01-30-2009  |  Sports

Great Lakes Surfers Pay No Mind to Frigid Tempsnew

We go to Duluth, Minn., to see what kind of brave souls partake of winter boarding.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Bradley Campbell  |  12-10-2008  |  Sports

Serena Brooke's Surf Stronger Fitness Video Gets to the Corenew

In the universe defined by Roxy board shorts and Dakine flip-flops, surfers are the ultimate paradigm of fitness.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  08-29-2008  |  Shopping

Come Cold or Crowds, Ocean City Surfing is a Way of Lifenew

The surf comes quick--rides are only a few seconds long--and an upwelling of cold water has made it unseasonably chilly, but a couple of early tropical storms have been kicking up the waves along the East Coast, and the surfers of Ocean City have been taking full advantage.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Chris Landers  |  08-19-2008  |  Sports

'Surfwise' Asks If Blood is Thicker Than Seawaternew

At the film's center is the patriarch, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, an octogenarian who lived a fairly typical early life -- two unsuccessful marriages, an unsatisfying medical practice fueled by a Stanford education -- and lived only to make his way to the beach to go surfing.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  05-28-2008  |  Reviews

Parenting Off the Grid and Off the Reservation in 'Surfwise'new

Halfway through Surfwise, a mesmerizingly ambivalent documentary about an itinerant family of Jewish surfer-dude health nuts, we meet the 84-year-old patriarch, "Doc" Paskowitz showing director Doug Pray a blown-up photo of a Nazi preparing to shoot a Jewish mother and child at close range.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  05-27-2008  |  Reviews

Hydraulic Mack: Intense, Tattooed Barber Promotes River Surfingnew

Bad-ass California surfer heads north, starts a black barber shop and energetically promotes the frontier sport of river surfing.
Eugene Weekly  |  Ben Fogelson  |  07-26-2004  |  Sports

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