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 »

Long Story Short

October 9th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Longboarding is undeniably a lost art form. Most shortboarders get annoyed when longboarders are in the lineup. But they are wave artists. They don’t need to speed down the line searching for a ramp to execute a slob grab. Longboarders slow it down and enjoy the ride. They are about style, flow and technique. It’s probably the purest form of surfing and it deserves a lot more credit than it receives. In a short film by Long Island-bred filmmaker Hayley Gordon, “Long Story Short” highlights female longboarding stars Kassia Meador, Jen Smith and Margaux Arramon-tucoo.  These ladies glide through the water […] More »


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