Answering The Question: Where’s Joe Turpel?

Answering The Question: Where’s Joe Turpel? His presence in the commentary booth is truly missed.  BY: MORGAN WILLIAMSON June 9, 2017 For the past two events, a face and voice that’s become synonymous with the World Surf League has been absent. It’s palpable. Without Joe Turpel, the webcast loses its likability. Sadly, it’s been brought […]

EARLY SEASON INDO WITH ICARO RONCHI

EARLY SEASON INDO WITH ICARO RONCHI The best surfer you’ve never heard about – Icaro Ronchi, slices up early season Indo! June 9, 2017 Settle in for seven minutes of high-octane surfing, cool tune, and some dreamy camera angles. Indo’s surf season has barely begun, but has already delivered all kinds of mind-bending waves! Icaro […]

The Inertia Interview with Ben Wilkinson

CREATORS:  The Inertia Interview with Ben Wilkinson  The Inertia June 6, 2017 Some fellas on this planet live on a physically gigantic scale. Narrabeen-native-turned-North-Shore resident, Ben Wilkinson, is one such man. While Wilkinson, intimidating in stature and gentle by nature, has earned the respect of the global big-wave surfing community for gutsy performances at waves like […]

HOW SURFING HELPS US GRIEVE

HOW SURFING HELPS US GRIEVE  Magicseaweed Paddle outs are a powerful symbol of community for those grieving the loss of a loved one. When a surfer dies, friends and family members paddle out past the lineup to form a circle around those closest to them as a gesture of solidarity. No other sport mourns collectively […]

Jack O’Neill, Santa Cruz surf wetsuit pioneer, dies

Jack O’Neill, Santa Cruz surf wetsuit pioneer, dies Jack O’Neill SOURCE: Michael Macor, The Chronicle SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —Jack O’Neill, the eye patch wearing wetsuit pioneer who trail-blazed cold water surfing, has died, friends confirmed to KSBW Friday. He was 94. O’Neill single-handedly opened up the possibility of surfing Northern and Central California’s cold water […]