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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 »

Interviews, Local, Surf Movies

“A Hundred Miles to The End” – A Long Island Surf Film

July 23rd, 2013 by Tom LaGrassa

I had the privilege of interviewing John Beattie, the man behind the surf film “A Hundred Miles to The End,” which premiered last Saturday night at Long Beach Public Library. This past winter, John gave me a sneak preview of a rough cut of his film and I was pleasantly surprised by the overall emotional connection I felt as I watched the footage. I grew up surfing Gilgo Beach in the early ’70s and spent a good part of my summers cruising to Montauk to surf the uncrowded breaks, that today (some 40 plus years later), I consider my home break. Though I’m a lifelong surfer, I knew there was something more to this film than just raw surf footage. More »

Features, Interviews

Rob Kelly // Q&A

March 13th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Shortly after last month’s Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico, we caught up with New Jersey surfer Rob Kelly. Due to his recent success in contests, including a semi-final result in Puerto Rico, Rob has been making a name for himself. We had the liberty of asking the 23-year-old Ocean City native about his time in PR, his career with Billabong, his website, FrothyLip, and how Jersey is doing after Sandy. More »

Features, Interviews

Glenn Hall Interview // The Veteran-Rookie

March 11th, 2013 by Phil LeRoy

Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with 31-year-old WCT rookie Glenn “Micro” Hall. The Irish-Australian talked about his new sponsorship deal with C-Skins Wetsuits, the perks of being a veteran rookie on tour, his decision to surf under the Irish flag and the luck of the Irish. What we learned: real men make their own luck. More »

Features, Interviews, Ladies

Lakey Peterson Interview // “Zero to 100” Movie Preview

January 21st, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Lakey Peterson is one of the rising stars of women’s surfing at only 18 years old. Though she got a later start than most other pros, she’s quickly advanced to No. 7 in the world and one of the most progressive female surfers ever. Everyone knows it’s only a matter of time before Lakey is at the top of the food chain, eating up titles and flying over everyone else on tour. We had a chance to talk Lakey about her life, the upcoming 2013 world tour and her new surf movie “Zero to 100.” More »


10 Questions with Jordy Smith

January 7th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Jordy Smith recently sat down with his sponsor O’Neill Clothing and answered 10 questions about what he’s been up to, his new surf flick, and some of his plans for the near future. More »

Features, Interviews

Interview with Bede Durbidge

August 15th, 2012 by John Zanussi

My favorite thing about running a surf blog is being able to interview surfers and ask them the questions we want to ask. We recently had a chat with Bede Durbidge about the US Open of Surfing, the status of the ASP, his new surf movie #NoFilter, and some other randomness. On his way over to Tahiti for the Billabong Pro, Bede was kind enough to take the time to answer our questions. More »

Interviews, Ladies

Katie Mclean Wins ROXY “Let The Sea Set You Free” Contest

July 6th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

ROXY recently wrapped up it’s four month international social media contest “Let the Sea Set You Free” by announcing three winners from across the globe. More »

Features, Interviews, Surf Movies

Surfing And Sharks

May 3rd, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

All surfers have some kind of relationship or stigma with sharks. They are the mysteriously fascinating predators that swim beneath your feet when you’re waiting for a set, the creatures that can smell the blood from your reef rash from miles away and the animals that have a reputation for being brutal killers, when they are just misunderstood and horrifically portrayed. If you know anything about sharks, you know South Africa is the hot spot. In June, when the swell starts pumping, the sharks roll in, following the sardines on their migration. Only in South African waters can you see a 2-ton great white shark breach the surface in powerful fashion as it bombards its seal dinner. More »

Features, Interviews, Surf Movies

“Fire And Water”: More Than a NY Surf Documentary

April 11th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Rarely, there comes a time when I fall in love with a story—when I discover a story that is about more than surfing, more than news, more than money and more than just plain inspiration.  Instead, it’s a story about irrevocable passion and spirit of life. It’s about people making connections and overcoming life-threatening obstacles to put things into perspective and make life worth fighting for. It’s about fire and water. More »

Features, Interviews, Surf Movies

“By The Way” Sheds Light On Unsung Surfers

March 26th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Southampton, N.Y. native and 27-year-old filmmaker Hayley Gordon never expected her women’s surf film “By The Way” to reach over 31,000 views and be featured on Surfer Magazine’s website, but after a few weeks, her first real surf project turned into a big hit. More »


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