Surfers

Shawn Parkin

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 20, 2014 · 5 comments

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Shawn Parkin is a surfer/photographer from San Clemente, California. In 2012, he won the prestigious Larry “Flame” Moore Follow The Light award, a recognition given to upcoming photographers with a talent for surf photography. Shawn’s work has been published in many publications including Surfer, ESPN, Surfline and Surfers Journal. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Join surfer/artist Mele Saili at Shapers Studio in San Diego this Saturday, February 22. There will be a Seea swimwear sample sale with a live surfboard shaping demo by Christine Brailsford. DJ music provided by Mani Caro.

Cyrus Sutton tackles everything from nose rides to big, cold barrels. Check out the video of his recent 4 day road trip between Santa Cruz and San Francisco.

Bella Vita Première

by The Editors on January 29, 2014 · 0 comments

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The documentary by Jason Baffa, chronicles Chris Del Moro as he travels Italy on a quest to re-connect with his Italian heritage and study how a land of old-world-tradition is embracing the modern sub-culture of surfing. The US Première is in Santa Barbara, CA at The Arlington Theater at 8pm on February 3, 2014. Also starring Dave Rastovich and Lauren Hill.

In his treatise on the single fin and single fin surfing, Paul Gross, surfboard designer and former editor of Surfer, outlines the role of the surfboard fin in recent history – from Tom Blake to the Thruster and back again to ”…those who want to feel the speed and texture of the wave, rather than generate an endless string of choppy, butt-wiggling maneuvers.” [click to continue]

McTavish Tracker

by The Editors on January 11, 2014 · 0 comments

A vital link to the Shortboard Revolution first introduced by Bob McTavish in the late ‘60s. Read more about Bob McTavish and the Tracker here in our exclusive interview.

Bob McTavish

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 16, 2013 · 5 comments

Bob McTavish is a legendary Australian surfer/shaper and a key figure of the Shortboard Revolution that exploded in the late Sixties. During this time, board lengths went from 10 feet to 7 feet literally overnight. Still effervescent and giddy at age 70, Bob is still stoked on surfing and surfboards. We spoke with Bob to learn about his influences and his outlook on design. [click to continue]

Shaper Studios

by Glenn Sakamoto on November 27, 2013 · 2 comments

Chris Clark and Derrik Kapalla, are the founders of San Diego based Shaper Studios. With “Every surfer should be a shaper” as their motto, Shaper Studios offers the opportunity to learn and experience the craft of making their own board. We spoke with Chris to learn more. [click to continue]