Interviews

Project Aloha

by Glenn Sakamoto on January 5, 2013 · 6 comments

Michael Paz is a surfer/graphic designer who undertook a self-initiated daily assignment to create an “Aloha” design for the year 2012. What resulted was a massive collection of designs that encompass a range of both contemporary and vintage themes.We spoke with Michael to learn more. [click to continue]

Alex Weinstein

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 13, 2012 · 2 comments

Alex Weinstein is a talented California-based surfer/artist. Shown internationally in galleries, his fine art paintings and sculptures combine a zen-like presence with the deep, dark mysterious sea, and easily go beyond the mere category of surf art. We spoke with Alex to learn more about him and his work. [click to continue]

Christopher Kalima

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 10, 2012 · 0 comments

Christopher Kalima is surfer/waterman raised in Hawaii. Besides being featured in the epic bodysurfing film, “Come Hell or Highwater” alongside Mark Cunningham and Keith Malloy, Kalima is the creator of Buoy Alert, a sophisticated online wave tracking system. We spoke with Christopher to learn more. [click to continue]

Stephanie Schechter

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Stephanie Schechter is a native California surfer living in San Diego. In addition to her talent on a log – her unlimited energy, enthusiasm, and style sets her apart in the lineup. We also found her wisdom at such a young age refreshing. We spoke with Stephanie to learn more. [click to continue]

Spencer Hayes is a California surfer and the operations manager of Deus Ex Machina in Venice, CA. In this interview, Spencer explains the concept behind the global store that was originally started in Sydney, and what he hopes to accomplish with the US store. [click to continue]

Glide Surf Co. is an alternative surf shop created by surfer Phil Browne. When the recession hit, Phil decided to follow his passion and longtime dream to open his own shop. His goal was to bring a certain “West Coast vibe” and spirit to his local surfing community. [click to continue]

Nathan Oldfield is the director of the upcoming film, Heart & The Sea. Like his previous films, Lines from A Poem and Seaworthy, Oldfield explores his joyful connection to the ocean and the friends he has encountered along the way. We spoke with Nathan to learn more.  [click to continue]

Ben Fortun

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 25, 2012 · 8 comments

Ben Fortun is a talented young surfer from the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Displaying both power and grace in his surfing, Ben is an outstanding example of someone who lives with aloha and is always striving to do his best. We spoke with Ben to learn more. [click to continue]