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August 11, 2008

AWARENESS IS BLISS

The Second Annual Surf for Awareness surf event, as told by event creator, Una Bake

The day was beautiful with perfect contest waves all day. We had approximately 150 surfers and our survivor heat had six woman—one of whom had just started surfing three days ago. Read more


August 11, 2008

BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR

The hot new surf documentary, “Bustin’ Down the Door,” opens this weekend on selected screens across the east coast. The award-winning documentary debuts Friday August 8th on screens in New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. Look for it in theaters in Florida the following weekend August 15th. Read more


August 5, 2008

JOB INTERVIEW: ASHLEY LLOYD

The true story of one girl and the gig of her dreams

By Tiffany Morgan

It wasn’t necessarily Ashley Lloyd’s idea to start shaping surfboards. She was scouted – or stalked, depending on how you look at it – by Danny Tarampi, who frequented the waters at Malibu, where she was then living. “Danny was always the happiest guy out in the water,” Lloyd recalls, “so I liked him immediately, but that’s all I really knew about him.” Read more


July 27, 2008

U.S. OPEN FINAL DAY

WHAT?

Malia Manuel is 14. When I think about what I was doing at 14-years-old—decorating mix tape covers and barely working at the ice cream shop—well, it wasn’t winning the U.S. Open of Surfing, that’s for sure. Read more


July 27, 2008

U.S. OPEN DAY TWO! (the chicks)

Damn!!! Melanie lost in the quarterfinals against little Coco Ho. But still, Coco Ho and Malia Manuel—um, who’s 14 years old—are both in the finals. Read more


July 23, 2008

U.S. OPEN DAY ONE! (um, for the girls)

OK, I have to come right out and say it: Best part of the event for me, so far, has been Melanie Bartels’ surprise appearance. Read more


July 14, 2008

ROLE MODEL: CRYSTAL THORNBURG

Surfer and adventurer, Crystal Thornburg, inspires by example

By Alendandra Willinger
Photo: Linny Morris Cunningham

There are a lot of reasons to love Crystal Moonshine Thornburg. Yes, the Hawaiian native blows us all away when she’s on the longboard. Read more


July 12, 2008

Holy Junior Pro, Batman

As one of the featured events during a week full of fun- in-the-sun during the GO211 Live festival and U.S. Open of Surfing at the famed Huntington Beach Pier, the Women’s Junior Pro returns to the surfing world’s competition line-up with a new
title sponsor. Read more


July 11, 2008

SPEED RACER

All Around Athlete Darlene Addison is Addicted to the Rush

By Christina Scannapiego

Darlene Addison runs at lunch. Her fellow ER nurses think she’s completely psycho, but even so, she devours her meal and uses the remainder of her lunch hour to go running. This tidbit tells you a lot about the type of person she is. “The older I get, the more stuff I want to do and I can hardly fit it all in,” she says, clearly feeling an urgency few do at the tender age of thirty-one. Read more


July 9, 2008

HIGHWAY TO SWELL

Fox Surf Team Journeys Through the East Coast This Summer on the Highway Swell Tour

Fox’s Highway to Swell tour kicks off July 7 in New Jersey, and heads down south towards Florida on this two week tour of the East Coast. Read more


July 9, 2008

LIZ CLARK: THE ADVENTURER

After tons of wins, competitive surfing just wasn’t doing it for LIZ CLARK. Read more


July 9, 2008

FILM STILLS: SLIDING LIBERIA

Fair warning: Sliding Liberia reduced everyone here at FOAM HQ to tears. Read more


July 2, 2008

CONLOGUE WINS 2008 NATIONAL SURF TITLE

Courtney Conlogue takes home her first National Title in the NSSA Open Women’s

Last weekend, Courtney Conlogue, the 15-year-old surf powerhouse out of Santa Ana, CA took home her first National Title with a win during the 2008 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) National Championships presented by No Fear. Read more


June 16, 2008

OAKLEY/GLTR SURF CAMP

Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7:

Jellies and stingrays cruising by your toes, sharks lurking, waiting to pull you to a watery grave; the most challenging aspect of surfing may be convincing yourself to get in the ocean. Surf instructor, Monica Thatcher, 19 sketches a graph of sandbars and currents for beginning surfers, pointing out the difference between a “good fin” (dolphin) vs. “bad fin” (shark.) Read more


June 13, 2008

SECOND ANNUAL SEA PADDLE NYC

WHITE WATER EVENING EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR AUTISM AWARENESS SLATED FOR AUGUST 18

Last August, history was made on the waterways surrounding New York City when Surfers’ Environmental Alliance organized a group of over 50 surfers, including several professional surfing legends, to paddle 28 miles around NYC in the name of autism awareness and coastal preservation. The inaugural event, called SEA Paddle NYC, drew international attention and, in conjunction with the White Water Gala fundraiser held just prior to the paddle, raised a total of $90,000 for three autism awareness groups: Autism Speaks, NJCOSAC and Surfers Healing & SEA. Read more


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