In the Atlantic. See link to full article below:
The Glory of the Digital Encyclopedia of Surfing
Awesome scholarship, gorgeous photography, a reference for the 21st century
The digital EOS is not only a sophisticated temple to surf culture, it’s a fervent reminder of the glory of scholarship in an age that empowers the crowd. Accumulated amateurs do not always trump the few experts, especially when those experts so clearly have the cards stacked in their favor like Warshaw does with his database and 25 years of surf writing experience. Since Warshaw has made the site free, and is asking visitors to fund his vision, he’s turning back out to the crowd to allow them to vote with their wallets as to whether or not they see the value in his approach.
Art Brewer hated to be this hyperbolic about the site, yet he still called it “the Bible in digital form, with illustrations to go with it. If it hadn’t been done by Matt, it wouldn’t be out there. It would be just another void out there in our sport, and in our lives.”
That void has now been filled with a gem of a website that is almost as pure and beautiful as the sport of surfing itself.