The beauty of skateboarding and surfing comes from conquering the potential dangers involved with style and finesse - they are extreme sports after all. The more radical and risky the maneuver is, the more awesome it is if completed. But what are the dangers of both these sports? Are you at risk of injury by merely stepping on the board? The truth is that both sports share … [Read more...] about Dangers of Skateboarding vs. Surfing
Each year, usually around late July, I visit my grandmother in Laguna Beach with the rest of my family, where we stay in her vintage house at the top of Diamond Street, off of Pacific Coast Highway. Although I wasn’t raised in a surf culture, I longed to be a part of one, so each year during my visit, I did my best to immerse myself in the “grom” lifestyle. My brother and I … [Read more...] about The Advent of Downhilling
There are many surf videos out there but few can inspire such awe and respect for the ocean like Mickey’s. For those who have fallen in love with surf porn, this is like ocean porn; these are real surf videos that capture a side of surfing that is rarely seen. The environments Mickey puts himself in to get pitted are much more violent and more powerful than your average shore … [Read more...] about Mickey Smith Makes Real Surf Videos
Before I begin to delve into the main topic here I would like to define what a Marine Sanctuary is and what it does for our ocean. A Marine Sanctuary is a designated area (usually on coastlines) that is protected by the National Government. This protection permanently stops any further oil drilling ventures, military sound testing, and preserves natural and cultural recourses. … [Read more...] about Preserving our Oceans: The Chumash Heritage Marine Sanctuary
If you missed the swell of the century this summer, you should be a little sorry for yourself. Small rural areas went off (including my home break) making for great memories and great surf and if you were anywhere down south this summer then life was epic. I mean honestly, Malibu turned up, San Diego was like a sweet summer romance, while the Wedge turned into a full on mutant … [Read more...] about Missed the swell of the century? Have no fear, Winter is here!