Month: April 2022

Summer Travel: Surf ’N’ Saddle In Hawaii
Surfing Hawaii

Summer Travel: Surf ’N’ Saddle In Hawaii

Ride waves with surfers and horses with paniolos and discover the surprising links between aloha and howdy and a culture that’s as in tune with bridles as it is with boards. Here it comes, I thought. I’m going to crush this wave. My instructor, Micah Moniz, pushed my surfboard forward and told me to paddle. […]

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In Photos: Isla Vista Surfing Culture | The Daily Nexus
Surfing California

In Photos: Isla Vista Surfing Culture | The Daily Nexus

A cornerstone of UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista culture has always been the presence of a large surfing community. The Daily Nexus captured photos from Southern California surf spots, including Sands Beach, Devereux Beach, “Little Rincon” and Campus Point, showcasing the different offerings of certain beaches and wave conditions. Campus Point is a popular […]

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10 North Shore Bookstores to Visit on Independent Bookstore Day (or Anytime)
Surfing Hawaii

10 North Shore Bookstores to Visit on Independent Bookstore Day (or Anytime)

On April 30, hundreds of booksellers across the country will participate in Independent Bookstore Day with sales, special events, giveaways, and, of course, lots and lots of books. The day is designed to celebrate the economic and cultural contributions small, locally owned bookstores make to their communities. If you can’t make it out to a […]

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Native Hawaiians Are Underrepresented In Hawaii Surf Competitions—But Slowly, That’s Changing
Surfing Hawaii

Native Hawaiians Are Underrepresented In Hawaii Surf Competitions—But Slowly, That’s Changing

HALEIWA, HAWAII – FEBRUARY 02: Carissa Moore of Hawaii surfs in Heat 3 of the Women’s Quarterfinals … [+] at Billabong Pro Pipeline on February 02, 2022 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. (Photo by Koji Hirano/Getty Images) Getty ImagesWith surfing making its debut in the Tokyo Olympics last summer, the stewards of the $10 billion industry—helmed by […]

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Summer Travel: Surf ’N’ Saddle In Hawaii
Surfing Hawaii

Summer Travel: Surf ’N’ Saddle In Hawaii

Ride waves with surfers and horses with paniolos and discover the surprising links between aloha and howdy and a culture that’s as in tune with bridles as it is with boards. Here it comes, I thought. I’m going to crush this wave. My instructor, Micah Moniz, pushed my surfboard forward and told me to paddle. […]

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Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, riding a wave of nostalgia
Surfing Mexico

Along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, riding a wave of nostalgia

Placeholder while article actions load In the late ’60s, my husband, Jim, and his college pals in L.A. would load surfboards on top of a beat-up van and head south along the Mexican coast during spring break, stopping in Mazatlán, San Blas and Punta de Mita. They slept in their van or under palapas on […]

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World Surf League jumps into Disney-esque hot water by publicly opposing popular though controversial political bill in Hawaii! – BeachGrit
Surfing Hawaii

World Surf League jumps into Disney-esque hot water by publicly opposing popular though controversial political bill in Hawaii! – BeachGrit

“Don’t Stay, Jay.” Only those currently living under rocks are unaware of the hot water entertainment giant has gotten into in Florida. The troubles all began when the Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis signed house bill 1557, or the Parental Rights in Education bill, into law. Commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by […]

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Surge of desert surf parks stirs questions in dry California
Surfing California

Surge of desert surf parks stirs questions in dry California

Hours from the California coast, surfers are hoping one of the next spots where they can catch a wave is in the desert. At least four large surf lagoons are proposed for the region around Palm Springs, which is more commonly known for art festivals, mountain hikes and golf, and has no natural waves in […]

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Reunited: Vans Duct Tape Celebrates in Mexico
Surfing Mexico

Reunited: Vans Duct Tape Celebrates in Mexico

The Duct Tape Invitational, created a decade ago by longboard maestro Joel Tudor, has always been more of a semi-casual gathering of like-minded souls than an actual surf contest. Of course the last few years haven’t seen a ton of actual gatherings due to the pandemic, so when this year’s DTI descended on the lovely […]

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World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater Details Frightening Pipeline Experience – E! Online
Surfing Hawaii

World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater Details Frightening Pipeline Experience – E! Online

With great waves comes grave danger.  Oahu, Hawaii isn’t just known for hula dancing, fresh pineapple and palm trees—it’s also known for its top tier surfing. And in exclusive first look at Apple TV+‘s upcoming docuseries, Make or Break, 11–time World Surf League World Champion surfer Kelly Slater discusses his first-time surfing at one of the island’s […]

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