Major Oil Company is Exiting Santa Barbara; Could Platform Holly Leave With It?

Major Oil Company is Exiting Santa Barbara; Could Platform Holly Leave With It? Platform Holly, off the Santa Barbara coast. Photo: Flickr It made for an interesting bit of juxtaposition in my inbox. First up was a note alerting activists that Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke was showing up to a private, no press allowed talk in Santa Barbara: “[Zinke] and […]

History Behind the Invention of Tow Surfing

History Behind the Invention of Tow Surfing Dave Kalama dropping Laird Hamilton off at Jaws in the middle of the tow-revolution. Photo: Tim Mckenna Date: Winter, 1992 Location: Backyards, North Shore, Oahu Moment: Laird Hamilton, Buzzy Kerbox, and Darrick Doerner tow into 15-20 foot waves using a Zodiac, kicking off the tow-movement that plotted the course for […]

THE INDO FULL MOON MYTH

THE INDO FULL MOON MYTH   From elderly fishermen plying the reef passes of Nias to local kids riding planks with nails for fins in Maluku and western surfers in the bars and clubs of Bali, there’s a single myth which binds traditional Indonesian culture with modern surfing. One which states that Indo sees its […]

Alex Gray and his American Airlines Recent Baggage Claim of Unacceptable Handling

 Alex Gray and his American Airlines Recent Baggage Claim of Unacceptable Handling   View on Instagram @ktla5news is covering my #americanairlinesbreakssurfboards story at 9:30 am PST. Thank you @markmester for continuing awareness in hopes of a positive answer to an unfair excess baggage policy and unacceptable handling. Also thank you to everyone for your comments […]

Eric Akiskalian is leading a new global water patrol and safety program

Eric Akiskalian is leading a new global water patrol and safety program Above: Eric Akiskalian navigates the heavy beach break of North Canyon in Nazare, Portugal while assisting Garrett McNamara / Photo: Jorge ‘Jesus’ Leal April 3, 2017 Green Collar Technologies Professional big wave surfer, Eric Akiskalian is leading a new global water patrol and […]