September 6, 2008

RUBBER SOUL

alexcassaniti_summer2_2.jpgDesigner, Alexandra Cassanti rethinks the wetsuit
By Crystal Meers

Alexandra Cassaniti has been known to follow the sun. “When things go wrong,” the 26-year-old designer says, “I think, where in the world is it summer right now? I’m going there!” But since the launch of her eponymous line of accessories in March, Cassaniti has made summertime a year-round privilege, hemispheres be dammed. Read more


September 3, 2008

Surf Guitars by John Severson: Strum while you ride

Music and waves have come together with John Severson’s freshly designed surf guitars for Fender. Debuting September 27th at The Laguna Surf Gallery, these masterpieces –40 years in the making– are ready to be strummed.

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September 3, 2008

S3 Supergirl Jam Champions to Appear on FUEL TV

On Thursday, September 4th at 6 PM PT, the skateboarding and snowboarding champions of the second annual S3 Supergirl Jam will appear on FUEL TV’s “The Daily Habit.”

The S3 Supergirl Jam, which took place in July, features three days of all-female action-sports, including surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and inline skating.
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September 3, 2008

Gifts for Good: Adopt a Manatee

Who wouldn’t want a manatee for the holidays?

For just $25, supporters of the Save the Manatee Club can give friends and family the gift of adopting an irresistible and endangered manatee — complete with adoption certificate, photo, biography, membership handbook, subscriptions to the club’s newsletter and e-newsletter, and free shipping.

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September 2, 2008

JELLYFISH STINGS

Waves on the East Coast are starting to get cracking. I’m in the Garden State—New Jersey that is (hands down best corn and tomatoes you’ll ever taste)—and the water’s warm, not a cloud in the blue, hot sky and swell from Hana is just starting to pump through our little sandbars, past our steadfast jetties. If all goes well (which it will), we’re gonna start seeing some real perfection. Read more


August 25, 2008

MIDGET SMITH R.I.P.

Jeffrey “Midget” Smith, Legendary Shaper, ASP Judge, Local Surfing Icon, father and grandpa passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the young age of 56. Read more


August 22, 2008

The Pros Paddle Manhattan: Curren, Doerner, Lopez, and Malloy to Benefit Autism Awareness and the Environment


On the morning of August 18th, the scene at the East River was an unusual one— pro surfers on paddleboards, helicopters buzzing overhead, a throng of boats and outrigger canoes circling NYC’s metropolitan waterway.

The event: Surfer’s Environmental Alliance’s 28-mile paddle around the island of Manhattan to benefit autism awareness and environmental organizations.
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August 21, 2008

WHEN IN CHINA…

Ni hao.

Well, we were rooting for Lolo Jones. She made the hurdling final, broke from the pack and—dang!—she hit a hurdle with two to go. Read more


August 21, 2008

PADDLING THE CONCRETE ISLAND

Tom Curren jumps into Sea Paddle NYC to join Doerner, Lopez, Malloy and friends for Autism and the environment

On Monday, August 18th, at approximately 9:15 a.m., eight boats loaded with surfers, supporters and media made their way over to the East River, just off the South Street Sea Port’s Pier 1. Read more


August 21, 2008

It’s never too early. Patagonia rocks the Vote


Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, Independent, Green or anything in between, help create the change you want to see: register to vote, get informed, and come election day, vote the environment. Patagonia makes it easy to get involved; check it out here and make a difference! Plus, snag a sweet couple of tshirts and books in the process.


August 18, 2008

CLEAN THE ‘BU

If you’re in the LA area on August 28, come out and support the Surfrider Foundation’s West LA Chapter in their efforts to clean up Malibu Beach. Read more


August 17, 2008

BODY WHOMPING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

Just ask Barack. Even Presidential candidates enjoy mouthfuls of sand. Here’s the proof. The footage was captured while he was on a family vacation to his home island of Oahu, HI. Read more


August 15, 2008

PARABENS KAREN JONES!

Congrats go out to Karen Jones on winning the Gold for women’s vert at X Games this year in L.A. Karen’s from santo Andre, Brazil and she edged out Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, defending champ. Read more


August 11, 2008

AWARENESS IS BLISS

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

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


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