Kanoa Igarashi is a surfer from two worlds.
He was raised in the waves of Newport and Huntington Beach, hitting the surf with his dad as a three-year-old tyke, pushed into whitewash as young as four. It took just a few years before he was sporting surf sponsor stickers on his board and was dubbed a protege, the next big thing because of how he could propel his sinewy frame above waves with ease.
He’s been carried on the sand as a champion from the United States, first after a Surfing America national championship at age
In surfing there has always been a sort of discussion, if you will, about the issue of surfing “the sport” versus surfing “the art form.” These might not be the perfect terms to describe it, but will work OK for this little rambling of mine.
What made me think of this was last night I was sitting with my guests, who are here this week at my surf retreat on Mainland Mexico, watching a movie one of them had made about surfing on Long Island in New York. The surfing was very good by the way. I was watching ride
A head executive of surfwear company Boardriders, owner of Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver, is presumed lost at sea and rescue efforts are underway off the coast of France, according to multiple news sources.
The Guardian reports that France’s coastguard launched a search operation for CEO Pierre Agnes Tuesday, Jan. 30, after his boat was found washed up on a beach on France’s Atlantic coast. The 54-year-old businessman set sail early Tuesday morning before sending a message to port authorities indicating that he was delaying his return because of thick fog, according to the report.
Agnes’ boat was found near Hossegor, a famed surfing
After almost two months on the R. Paul Allen “Endless Summer” series, I am finally back to my weekly semi-coherent ramblings.
Today I wanna talk to you about wetsuits. I got a question about wetsuits turning your surfboard wax black for my “Ask the Expert” column (yes, shut up, I am the expert). It got me thinking about my early days learning to surf before we had them and how we had to deal with them when we finally did have them.
I grew up surfing in the mid 1950s. Our house was right on the beach at Surfside Colony, which
It didn’t matter that Otis Hopson is legally blind, the result of an injury sustained serving in the Vietnam war decades ago.
And so what if he is turning 71 in a few months? Or that the Mississippi native had never been in the ocean.
On Saturday, he became a surfer.
The world’s best women hit the water at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach Tuesday morning, as solid surf hits the south side of the pier, setting up for an exciting day of surfing.
Johanne Defay, of France, kicked the contest off with big scores, a 9 and 8 for a total 17, sending three-time world champion and Hawaii surfer Carissa Moore to round 2 later in the day. As the winner of the heat, Defay jumps to round 3.
Santa Ana’s Courtney Conlogue, who grew up surfing the pier, surfs this morning. Conlogue is coming off a
An ocean tribute for surfer and musician Eric Reno was held on Sunday in Sunset Beach, drawing about 200 friends and loved ones to the quaint Orange County beach community for a final farewell.
After a night of rain, the skies cleared Sunday morning for the tribute in front of Reno’s home. Forty-seven people entered the water for the memorial in honor of Reno, a 46-year-old who was pulled from the water while out surfing on April 21.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office has not released a cause of death.
Reno’s uncle, Alex Kiilehua of Corona, delivered a prayer to the crowd