In the past few years it seems we’ve been writing more and more about the sport of surfing and not necessarily because of its soulful nature and attraction among youth culture, but because of the complex business issues surrounding the industry. Now, hitting mainstream Los Angeles this week, a poignant article by Tibby Rothman was […]
How Surfing Is Going Through Its Own “Arab Spring”—From Bobby Martinez Getting Booted to Questions about the ASP World “City” Tours to Lack of Women’s Sponsorship— The Soul of Surfing Under the Spotlight
Billabong Pipe Masters In Memory of Andy Irons Underway in Biggest Surf Ever, Plus Opening Ceremony for Eddie Aikau, ASP 2012 Surf Tour Schedule and What to Expect
Epic waves for kick-off of the Billabong Pipe Masters, North Shore of Oahu. Photo by ASP/Cestari. The final stop of the ASP (Association for Surfing Professionals) World Title Series and the crowned jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing always ends at the infamous break Banzai Pipeline in Oahu’s North Shore. This year, the […]
Kelly Slater Wins Historic 11th ASP World Title at Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco
Pro surf season is in full swing with Vans Triple Crown starting in Hawaii, ASP Rip Curl in San Francisco, and incredible surfing pushing the sport in new ways.
Pro Surfer Andy Iron’s Autopsy Results Reveal Death Due to Heart Attack and Drugs
The delayed results of the untimely death of Andy Irons have raised considerable concern in the surfing industry. Now, different autopsies reveal a dark kept secret in the world of pro surfing.
The Art of Surfing and Skateboarding -Boards Made from Beach Garbage, Decks Made from Basketball Courts
Surf History Made as Stephanie Gilmore Captures 4th ASP World Title and Perfect Record Since Rookie Year
This year’s pro surfing events are moving into their final leg as the competition heats up, winter swells deliver epic waves, and the World Titles are determined.
Keep A Breast Foundation’s 10th Anniversary with Save Our Sisters Exhibition of Artistic Breast Casts of Surfers Painted by Surfer-Event Attracts Who’s Who of Surfing, Street Artists, Industry Players
Keep A Breast is an example of a successful non-profit in youth culture, having raised awareness about breast cancer for young people through art and now, the launch of their Non Toxic Revolution.
Nike Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship of U.S. Open of Surfing, Promoting the Trilogy of Nike, Hurley, Converse Brands through Surf
Last year at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach was a Nike-fest of Surf. IMG Action Sports recent announcement means Nike’s embedding even longer into surf culture.
The Association of Surfing Professionals’ Board of Directors Meeting Reveals New Changes in Professional Surfing, Including Increases in Prize Money -Yet Still Discrepancy for Women
When the ASP speaks, more than just pro surfers listen. Sponsors, advertisers, entertainment companies, even the IOC are interested in what the leading governing body has to say about the future of the sport.