Israel Preciado

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 11, 2012 · 2 comments

Israel Preciado is a talented surfer from Mexico. Israel stands out for his soulful longboard surfing in a region filled mostly with shortboarders. We spoke with him to learn more about his life and inspirations. [click to continue]

Michael Kew

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 6, 2012 · 2 comments

Michael Kew is a native California freelance writer, photographer, and filmmaker. Kew has been published extensively in many surfing and international travel magazines, newspapers, websites, films, and books and is the associate editor of Slide Magazine. His recent book “Crossings” is a compilation of Kew’s travel tales from 2001 to 2011. [click to continue]

Wegener Paipo

by The Editors on March 1, 2012 · 0 comments

At Liquid Salt, we are pretty psyched on these new Paipo boards created and handshaped by Jon Wegener. They feature beveled rails, slight rocker in the nose, and made of 3-layers of Paulownia wood. Dimensions are 46 x 18 x .75.” Custom orders. Available at wegenersurfboards.com.

John Wesley

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 20, 2012 · 2 comments

John Wesley is a talented young surfer/shaper from Dana Point, California. Mentored by Terry Martin and getting his inspiration from such surfing icons as Bob McTavish and Nat Young, John is poised to become the next big thing. We spoke with John to learn more. [click to continue]

Lauren Hill

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 3, 2012 · 4 comments

Lauren Hill, a Florida native now living in Byron Bay, is an environmental advocate, writer, and film-maker. She is the creator of 31 Days /31 Ways, a short-film series, and was involved with the Transparensea Voyage. We spoke with Lauren to learn more about her full and fascinating life. [click to continue]

John Witzig Photo Book

by The Editors on February 1, 2012 · 0 comments

A collection of brilliant historic images from a simpler time. This book as the title says, are ‘mostly’ unpublished photos from John’s personal negative files. Featured surfers include Bob McTavish, Wayne Lynch, George Greenough, Nat Young and Russell Hughes. The large format really helps to bring these great photos to life. Available here: www.witzig.com.au

Rail Grabber

by The Editors on January 15, 2012 · 0 comments

Frustrated carrying her boards, former world champion surfer Linda Benson created the Rail Grabber. Durable and functional, the Rail Grabber is perfect for getting your arm around a wide longboard or fish shape. www.railgrabber.com

Andy Davis

by Glenn Sakamoto on January 10, 2012 · 1 comment

Andy Davis is an internationally recognized California surfer/artist. His casual and stylized paintings have graced clothing, galleries, retail stores, magazines, and hotels. His recent collaboration with Billabong has set him on a new path. We met with Andy to find out more. [click to continue]