Recent Rants

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Wanna know how to claim like a champ and secure that extra point or so from the judges?

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Bobby Gumm, went surfing at South Beach mid-afternoon during calm conditions, on October 20, 2011. While sitting on his surfboard and waiting to catch a wave, he experienced a once in a lifetime encounter. A White shark estimated at 15' -- 16' in length, passed beneath the surfer striking him and his board, launching them vertically 10' into the air.

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A partially clothed woman's body was pulled from the surf in Pacifica this morning, according to police.

The body was found in the water by two fishermen at Manor Beach this morning and reported shortly after 8:30 a.m.

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I found a pair of booties today (Friday) at OB. If they're yours, briefly describe them and let me know how I can contact you.

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In between the semi’s and finals of the Rip Curl Pro Search, the beach and online spectators will witness a 20-minute exhibition of the true Ocean Beach locals at their home break. Who is surfing in this? Do they need me to come down to show what a local can do? HAHA!

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Filmed at wamberal beach on a rainy afternoon.

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'Boardroom', a feature length documentary directed by Markus Davids, takes us back in time to the origins of the surfing culture in southern California in the 1940's. The film is told by the men who started building wooden surfboards intheir garages, lived to surf, and by doing so laid the foundation of todays surf lifestyle.

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If the average person on the street were asked to name one of the world's top pro surfers, chances are Kelly Slater and only Kelly Slater would come to mind, because he's the only athlete on the elite world tour known among mainstream audiences.

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Stefan Ramin, 40, from Hamburg, disappeared last month after reaching the remote tropical island of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia, which was described in Herman Melville’s classic, Moby Dick.

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Keith Malloy’s directorial debut film, Come Hell or High Water, will premiere in San Francisco on Friday, November 4 at Save The Waves Film Festival. Californian Keith Malloy steps out for his debut feature film in this unique exploration of bodysurfing.

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High Pressure - The Story of Ireland's First Big Wave Surf Contest is a forthcoming documentary presenting inside views of what was considered a groundbreaking event in Irish waters, held at Mullaghmore Head in February 2011. Along the journey towards the contest, it explores deeper elements of the sport and the value of waves as a natural resource along the Irish west coast.

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Chilly, rainy tubes....

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Three days of perfect swell hit Praia do Norte. Ocean explorer, Garrett McNamara and Floridian, CJ Macias were in the right spot to take full advantage of what Nazaré had to offer. This was the first session with large waves to start this year’s ZON North Canyon Show 2011 exploration.

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