Recent Rants

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Car got jacked on Great Highway and they stole my wallet around 1pm near ######. They tried to use credit card at video game store and the store got a picture and discription. Two hispanic one younger with goatee and other older with white hair. Did anyone see anything? so pissed....

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Andy writes: In “Being and Nothingness,” Jean-Paul Sartre recommends skiing as a model of human behavior. But the trouble with skiing, says Sartre (with a slightly paranoid swerve) is that you leave tracks behind you.

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Hey,

I'm looking for a surf buddy to surf with before work at 9 AM. I don't have a car, but if you pick me up and drive us to the beach and back, I'll pay for gas. I live around the 2nd Ave and Errrrving (sorry I had to pass the street name filter, it wasn't naming a surf spot though) area, and I work around the Embarcadero.

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Rant - Ocean Beach

There isn't another break I've surfed where there is a mellower, nicer group of people that keep an eye on each other out in the water than Ocean Beach. With fall upon us and winter around the corner I'd like to remind everyone to check your leashes, know your limits, surf with a buddy when you can, or at least close to some other surfers if possible.

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The Kelly’s Cove Reunion approaches on Saturday, an annual gathering of surfers and other salt-water lovers who have enjoyed the Aloha spirit on the northernmost stretch of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach over the past 30, 40, even 50 years.

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New Jersey’s 16-year-old Ryan Mack has been shooting surf photographs for two years. The winter months in New Jersey are fun, but very cold, with blizzards that dump 4 feet of snow and whip up 4 feet of swell. Mack enjoys shooting a lot of the ERGO riders in Jersey, being that they’re a local company, founded in his hometown.

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CAPITOLA, Calif. -- Surfers who were ready to shred Santa Cruz's waves ran into a major bummer this morning: Hollywood had come to town.

Every day, hundreds of surfers hit up Pleasure Point in Capitola and battle each other for the biggest walls of water. Pleasure Point rivals Steamers Lane, which is farther north in Santa Cruz, for hosting the hottest break.

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A surfer says he was knocked off his board by a shark off the Oregon Coast and he ended up standing on the 10-to-12-foot great white for several seconds before it swam off.

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United Kingdom brewery BrewDog has just made maritime and libation history by brewing “Sunk Punk”, the first beer to be crafted at the bottom of the ocean. And, they may have also figured out how to rid Scotland of a horrendous curse.

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When well-executed, a solid backside air is a thing of pure beauty. Trouble is, there aren’t many of us doing them properly. Maui’s Matt Meola, one of the highest flying young surfers alive, wants to change all that. Give his suggestions a read below, and be sure to thank him when you stomp your first one.

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Thomas writes: Living down the street from the most photographed wave in New Jersey gets a little annoying after a while. A good swell usually means the circus is coming to town. The lineup will be cluttered with all kinds of acrobats, clowns, and sometimes a couple of trained animals. Nowadays getting a day by yourself is a bit of a rarity.

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GoPro released a new video for international surf brand Rip Curl, which uses its first mobile, waterproof 48-camera array to capture never-before-seen perspectives of two-time world champion surfer, Mick Fanning, doing what he does best in the warm waters of the South Pacific.

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“How’d they let you into Afghanistan without body armor?”

I shrugged my shoulders and responded to the officer, “They told me I could get it here.”

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If you've had a chance to thumb through the new issue you may have stumbled upon the Dan Price feature detailing his "Moonlight Chronicles." In the piece Dan makes reference to his Hobbit Hole in Joseph, Oregon. A two-acre plot that he leases for $100 a year, he's built his burrow with materials both found and scavanged.

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