Author: James Wright

Surf Puerto Escondido: A Guide On How & Where To Find The Best Spots
Surfing Mexico

Surf Puerto Escondido: A Guide On How & Where To Find The Best Spots

Mexico has undoubtedly attracted many tourists around the world for some good reasons, and many have even made it their first international vacation. Places like Cancun and Tulum are the Mexican hotspots for tourists looking for typical vacations, think beaches, and cocktails. Others prefer to indulge in non-touristy activities such as exploring the most spectacular […]

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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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Surfing California

Surf Legend Chuck Patterson on His Favorite Breaks in California

“I couldn’t get out of the water — I had to surf.” That’s how legendary action sports athlete Chuck Patterson describes his relationship to the waves, a connection that formed at the early age of 12. As the son of a professional windsurfer, Patterson grew up spending a lot of time battling the wind, water […]

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Harry Gesner, Architect of Soaring California Style, Dies at 97
Surfing California

Harry Gesner, Architect of Soaring California Style, Dies at 97

Harry Gesner, the dashing, surf-loving architect whose soaring designs celebrated California’s dramatic landscape in houses that straddled canyons, perched over beaches and cantilevered from cliffs, died on June 10 at his home in Malibu, Calif., a whorl of a place called the Sandcastle. He was 97. The cause was complications of cancer, said Casey Dolan, […]

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California surfer injured in shark attack
Surfing California

California surfer injured in shark attack

A surfer suffered “significant” injuries after he was bitten by a shark at a California beach Wednesday morning.  Just before 11 a.m., a man surfing off Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove was injured in a shark attack, Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalone confirmed in a statement.  Shortly after the attack, the surfer was […]

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California surfer injured in shark attack
Surfing California

California surfer injured in shark attack

A surfer suffered “significant” injuries after he was bitten by a shark at a California beach Wednesday morning.  Just before 11 a.m., a man surfing off Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove was injured in a shark attack, Pacific Grove Police Chief Cathy Madalone confirmed in a statement.  Shortly after the attack, the surfer was […]

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Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: ‘If you’re surfing, you are a surfer’
Surfing Hawaii

Plus-size women have a champion in Hawaii: ‘If you’re surfing, you are a surfer’

Sarah Sekula  |  Special to USA TODAY WAIKIKI, OAHU – It’s a few hours before sunset. Mellow waves consistently kiss the shoreline. With a few strong strokes, Elizabeth Sneed pops up onto her yellow longboard with ease. She smiles. Sneed is doing something she’s always dreamed of: surfing. It‘s something that certainly didn’t happen overnight. […]

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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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