Interviews

Susan Wickstrand is a talented surfer/artist who creates colorful ocean-focused collages that combine photography, artifacts, and painting. Her work is exhibited internationally and has recently collaborated with photographer Art Brewer on a series of paintings. We spoke with Susan to find out more. [click to continue]

Mike LaVecchia

by Glenn Sakamoto on May 10, 2010 · 8 comments

Mike LaVecchia is a Maine surfer/shaper who is the co-founder of Grain Surfboards. Utilizing the latest technology, LaVecchia creates hollow wooden boards that possess both beauty and function, attracting surfers like Kassia Meador and Dave Rastovich. We caught up with Mike to learn more. [click to continue]

Margaret Yao

by Glenn Sakamoto on May 6, 2010 · 7 comments

Margaret Yao is a California surfer who is also the general manager of Bing/Jacobs surfboards. Her attitude in the water and in life is to make every moment count. We recently spoke with Margaret to find out more. [click to continue]

Nathan Adams

by Glenn Sakamoto on May 4, 2010 · 2 comments

Nathan Adams is a California surfer/musician whose unique wave approach stands out even in the crowded line-ups of San Onofre, Trestles, and Doheny. Nathan is also known for his casual demeanor, musical talent, and noseride take-offs.  We caught up with Nathan to learn more. [click to continue]

Kenneth Mockett

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 30, 2010 · 2 comments

Kenneth Mockett is a California surfer who created the unique surf shop Icons of Surf. Based in San Clemente, the store recreates the vibe of surf shops from back in the day. We spoke with Ken to learn more about his life and his inspiration. [click to continue]

Matt Beard

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 29, 2010 · 8 comments

Matt Beard is a California surfer/artist who paints the state’s rugged coastline in dreamy colors and fluid shapes. Matt’s work has recently been published in both Surfer Magazine and the Surfer’s Journal. We talked with Matt about life of surf and painting. [click to continue]

Mark Roberts

by James Kamo on April 28, 2010 · 1 comment

Mark Roberts is an Cornish surfer/shaper who is the creator of Glass Tiger, a line of handcrafted wooden surfboards with a lightweight foam core. His boards are known for their durability and their minimal environmental impact. We caught up with Mark to learn more. [click to continue]

Bill Ogden

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 26, 2010 · 16 comments

Bill Ogden is a California surfer/artist who made a mark in the industry with paintings that depicted the beauty of the ocean with swirling colors and fanciful lines. 35 years later, Ogden’s work has found a whole new audience. We spoke with Bill to learn more. [click to continue]