Samantha Rupert 119 posts

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Samantha. 26. Long Island, NY to Austin, TX. Journalist. I stand with my right foot forward. I have always had a connection to the ocean, my family is convinced I'm a mermaid. I love to write, especially about surfing, so I hope you enjoy all the stories I get to share with you!

Features, Surf Movies

“Resurface” Spotlights Curative Powers of Surfing for Military Veterans

June 7th, 2015 by Samantha Rupert

Living in America, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t connected to the military by some degree. Maybe your grandfather fought in WWII or maybe a friend is currently serving overseas. This country was founded, and protected, by soldiers. We owe them everything. America is still the land of the free because of the sacrifices made by the brave. But what happens when those brave ones return home? Their service results in physical and mental consequences and residual effects that many people seem to overlook. More »


Q & A: Ryan Sheckler Gets Surf Stoke Too

May 19th, 2014 by Samantha Rupert

In the action sports industry, cross breeding is inevitable. So it wasn’t too surprising to find out that 24-year-old Ryan Sheckler, pro skateboarder, actor, and philanthropist, grew up surfing with the best. While rails and concrete are his forte, Shecks is still an avid waterman and surfs as part of his daily training regimen. The San Clemente native got his start at age 13 after learning to surf from legendary charger Herbie Fletcher. More »

Features, iPhone, Technology

Surfr, A Mobile App for Surfers, Launches Social Good Feature

April 1st, 2014 by Samantha Rupert

Surfr, the first social surfing iOS app that provides a way for surfers to document and share their sessions, unveiled a new feature that raises awareness for underserved communities near surf spots across the globe. More »

Photo of the Day

March Madness

April 1st, 2014 by Samantha Rupert

March 2014 ended with a bang (and a random snow storm). Drainers were rolling in left and right in New York and New Jersey. Here’s one of the shots from Sunday, March 30th on Long Island. Can you guess where? Photo credit: Samantha Rupert Instagram + Twitter: @atlanticaloha   More »

Photo of the Day

Billabong Pipe Masters

November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

This is what lis below the surface at Pipeline. Looks like a beautiful disaster to me. Photo: Courtesy of Billabong and the ASP’s Twitter feed. More »

Contests, Events

ASP Announces 2014 World Championship Tour Lineup

November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) announced the new 2014 World Championship Tour (WCT) lineup yesterday, revealing three new stops for the women. The 2014 women’s tour includes 9 stops, unveiling new events at Trestles, Hossegor and Fiji, which coincide with the men’s contests. More »

Industry News

TransWorld Surf Magazine Shuts Down

June 25th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

The staff at TransWorld Surf is reportedly working on its final issue, due out this September. GrindMedia, TransWorld’s publisher, announced today that it would stop printing issues of the magazine. More »

A Day At The Lighthouse

May 27th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Benny Crum, a photographer from North Carolina, gets some fun, artsy, surf footage on his GoPro at Cape Hatteras lighthouse. More »

Shane Dorian Wins Billabong XXL “Ride Of The Year”

May 6th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Legendary big wave surfer Shane Dorian describes the unbelievable wave at Jaws that won him 2013 Billabong XXL “Ride of the Year.” More »

Photo of the Day

Shane Dorian Billabong XXL “Ride Of The Year”

May 6th, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Shane Dorian pulling into a bomb at Jaws, which won him the 2013 Billabong XXL “Ride of the Year” award. More »

Local, Surf Movies

“A Hundred Miles To The End” // A Long Island Surf Film

April 22nd, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Surfers are amazing creatures. No matter what life throws their way, surfers are characteristically unfazed by setbacks and they never give up. Long Island native John Beattie was a lifelong surfer up until 2007 when he suffered a stroke. Due to residual weakness in his arms and legs, Beattie had to retire his surfboard. Instead, he picked up his camera and began to document his irrevocable love for surfing. More »

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