Day: June 21, 2022

Jamie O’Brien Surfing ‘the Sketchiest Wave in Hawaii’
Surfing Hawaii

Jamie O’Brien Surfing ‘the Sketchiest Wave in Hawaii’

[embedded content] Jamie O’Brien has surfed a lot of sketchy waves in his time. He’s broken bones, busted ligaments, split his skin, and bled all over a whole lot of reefs over the course of his surfing career, so he’s gotten pretty good at surfing waves that most surfers, for the most part, want no […]

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TV show of 1965 Duke Kahanamoku surf event resurfaces for first time since original airing | Maui Now
Surfing Hawaii

TV show of 1965 Duke Kahanamoku surf event resurfaces for first time since original airing | Maui Now

L-R: Larry Lindberg, Kimo McVay and Duke Kahanamoku during filming of 1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Championship. Photo Courtesy: Opper FilmsOpper Films, home of the world’s largest historical surf film library, has acquired 22 rare, legendary surfing event titles and film footage from Larry Lindberg Productions in New York. Lindberg was a pioneer in sports television […]

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For California’s Surfing Winemakers, It’s All About Balance
Surfing California

For California’s Surfing Winemakers, It’s All About Balance

Whether it’s concern about our warming climate or a desire to produce fresher wines, California vintners are fascinated by growing grapes as close to the Pacific Ocean as possible for all kinds of reasons. With most vineyards located less than six miles from the shore, the recently approved San Luis Obispo Coast appellation emphasizes this […]

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Beach Safety Tips from a Veteran North Shore Lifeguard
Surfing Hawaii

Beach Safety Tips from a Veteran North Shore Lifeguard

Earlier sunrises, later sunsets, and strong trade winds—these are telltale signs of summer in Hawai‘i. As the season shifts, so does the surf: Gone are the big waves that set the stage for the “seven-mile miracle” between Hale‘iwa and Sunset Beach. Instead, the calm, turquoise waters become a playground for flatwater fanatics—swimmers, snorkelers, divers, kayakers, […]

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