Surfing

A Post Summer News List

by The Editors on September 15, 2021

There’s a question we asked ourselves, while watching The Ultimate Surfer — Is this the pinnacle of surf entertainment? Was merging a group of washed and ok surfers with Survivor the best idea ever conceived by a man formerly employed by Oprah? Then we asked a followup: if we can seriously consider the first question, then what business do we have choosing stories for a long list of important action sporting news? The answer to the second question was is easy. We have no business. None whatsoever. Enjoy!

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Boardroom Livestream & Boardroom Talks

by The Editors on August 25, 2021

The Boardroom International Surfboard Show presented by US Blanks will broadcast a livestream of their Del Mar, California show on Surfline.com September 25-26, 2021. They’re calling it Boardroom Live and it will be powered by Boardshaper.com and Keyedin Solutions.

“We will again have thousands of attendees and exhibitors at the show, and everyone is very excited,” explained Executive Director Scott Bass. “For years I’ve been receiving emails from surfers around the globe who want to check out the show. With the livestream broadcast presented by Boardshaper, our global audience will be able to experience the core of the surf industry. I’m excited to partner with BoardShaper because I’ve been using their App, and the versatility and mobility is what my small business needs. I update contact notes, push out invoices and take care of project tasks all while checking the surf at Swamis.”

To buy tickets for the in-person show. Click here. For all the official info, please follow the jump.

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All Our Thoughts On The Tokyo Olympics

by The Editors on August 5, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-Olympic Super Hype News Lister

by The Editors on July 21, 2021

Twenty-twenty-one is a huge year for skateboarding and surfing. If you haven’t heard both are now Summer Olympic sports (Thanks, Fernando). And because of this, news coverage will blast far and wide over the next three weeks. Before that happens we’d like to clear our news throats and put down one last news list before all hell breaks loose. Enjoy.

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RIP: Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti

by The Editors on July 18, 2021

To SoCal surfers of a certain age there was no better sound to hear on a morning drive to Newport or Huntington Beach than Rockin’ Fig’s surf report on KROQ. His reassuring voice let us all know that whatever else was going on in the world, things were going to be much better once we reached the beach.

For decades no Huntington Beach surf event went off without Fig on the mic. His smooth, sing-song vocal stylings came to typify what a surfer sounded like and few who hold a surf mic today would deny the influence Fig had on their announcing style. Sadly, Fignetti died of a heart attack on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was 64 years old.

Laylan Connelly has a great rememberance of Fig in the Orange County Register. We will all miss him greatly. Our thoughts are especially with his girlfriend Andrea Roberson.

[Link: Orange County Register]

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Mid-June New News Lister Lists

by The Editors on June 16, 2021

Summertime, and the parking it loathsome. Beach is packed, and the tourists are lame. Oh, your Daddy’s tired and your ma is on fire, so sunscreen up little grommet, tighten up your game. Here are the latest news headlines you can use. Yes, we’re still doing this and by hand to boot. Enjoy
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RIP: Vans Co-Founder Paul Van Doren

by The Editors on May 7, 2021

We were saddened to learn that Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren died yesterday, Thursday, May 6, 2021. He was 90.

“In 1966, Paul, his brother James Van Doren, and their friends Gordon, Ryan Emmert and Serge D’Elia became partners in opening the first Vans store, according to Wikipedia. It took a year to build and set up the factory at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim.”

A week and a half ago Paul’s memoir Authentic was released.

In Authentic, he shares his unlikely journey from high-school dropout to sneaker-industry legend. A blue-collar kid with no higher education and zero retail experience, Van Doren started out as a 16-year-old “service boy” at a local rubber factory. Over the next few decades, he leveraged a knack for numbers, a genius for efficiency, and the know-how to make a great canvas tennis shoe into an all-American success story. What began as a family shoe business has today evolved into a globally recognized brand with billions of dollars of annual revenue.

Thanks Paul for all you did for all of us and for living an incredible, authentic life. Our thoughts are with the entire Van Doren family. If you have a Paul Van Doren story to share, please leave it in the comments.

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Look Who’s On The Ultimate Surfer

by The Editors on May 6, 2021

A certain privately owned entertainment company specializing in event and online streamed content production (mostly surfing sport) announced today the cast of beautiful surfers who will “battle it out at [the] state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California” as part of the new ABC reality competition show called The Ultimate Surfer.

The cast is described as the “world’s greatest up-and-coming surfers” however one look at the list suggests producers may be wading knee deep into hyperbole bay. The crew includes: Anastasia Ashley – 34, Miami Beach, Florida, Kai Barger – 31, Haiku, Hawaii, Mason Barnes – 27, Venice, California, Tia Blanco – 24, Oceanside, California, Austin Clouse – 27, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Brianna Cope – 26, Koloa, Hawaii, Luke Davis – 28, Los Angeles, California, Kayla Durden – 28, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Juli Hernandez – 23, Costa Mesa, California, Zeke Lau – 27, Honolulu, Hawaii, Alejandro Moreda – 35, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Koa Smith – 26, Sunset Beach, Hawaii, Malia Ward – 23, San Clemente, California, Bruna Zaun – 31, Redondo Beach, California.

Are they Insta hot? Yes. Do they surf well? Sure. Will they be entertaining to watch? Maybe. Will the show end up some awkward mix of the worst reality TV tropes and surf cliche? Chances seem pretty good. But yeah, we’ll probably watch it anyway.

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Maps Of 2-John Florence’s Home

by The Editors on May 3, 2021

Now you know! Here’s the info:

Maps of Home is a short film shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu, between January and March 2021. Surfers featured in order of appearance @John John Florence@Koa Rothman@Nathan Florence​ Jack Robinson, Ivan Florence @Eli Olson​ and @Jamie O’Brien​.

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All The Action Sports News You Can Use

by The Editors on May 3, 2021

Yet again we have gone through all the action sports headlines so you don’t have to and distilled them down into a long list of stories you might be interested in. If not, no worries. It was good exercise for our copy and paste fingers. Never want to let those keyboard skills get on the fade. Follow the jump and enjoy.

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