It’s hard to imagine that just a few months ago, the Rockaway was bustling with 40-plus surfers vying for waves at a single peak on a Sunday morning. Today, the home to more than 115,000 people and the sanctuary to thousands of New York City surfers, looks like the ravages of a massive war-torn town. No one is in the water and no one will be for a long, long time. [click to continue]
The Donald Takayama Memorial and Paddleout was held on November 10, 2012 in Oceanside, CA. To view more images, please check our Facebook page.
Why is voting on Prop 37 important to California surfers? It all began when farmers moved away from traditional farming. Farmers used to rotate their crops and this helped control the insects and kept the soil rich and full of nutrients. Today, most of the soil our food is planted in is depleted of nutrients and full of chemicals. [click to continue]
For the second year in a row, Carla Rowland of The Surf Institute and Ian Zamora of Zamora Surf will make the journey to the Philippines to bring clean water filters to rustic communities who need it most, on the main island of Luzon in the Philippines. [click to continue]
California photographer Ryan Tatar now showing at Ron Herman, Tokyo, Japan.
The Film: “Griffin” is a feature-length documentary that explores the art, life and eccentric spark of one of the world’s least known and most influential 20th Century surrealists. Over the time-warped span of the 1960’s, one-time teen cartoonist Rick Griffin created defining icons for three pillars of west coast counterculture: surfing, psychedelic rock, and underground comix. Please consider contributing to this worthy project here.
‘The Heart & The Sea’ is the third release from independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the creator of the highly regarded left of centre surf films ‘Lines From a Poem’ and ‘Seaworthy’.