World Junior Surfing Returns To El Slavador

by The Editors on May 27, 2022

World Junior Surfing returns La Bocana & El Sunzal, El Salvador for the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship May 27 to June 5, 2022.

A record-breaking 419 surfers, representing 45 teams are prepared to perform on their quest for gold, starting on Friday May 27th with the Opening Ceremony.. . With 233 boys and 186 girls competing, the championship takes a big step closer to the ISA’s goal of full gender equality at 55 percent male to 45 percent female.

Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore, Tom Curren and many others have been ISA World Junior champions,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “What you do here as athletes will have a great impact on all of your careers.” To watch live click the link. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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SurfAid’s Destination Rote Needs You

by The Editors on May 26, 2022

After more than two decades of providing a hand up to families in remote surf communities, SurfAid is proud to launch a new three-year program to improve the nutrition status of children living on the remote surf island of Rote. The project, Destination Rote, is a three year plan that aims to improve the nutrition status of these children.

Sadly, in some villages on Rote island, half of the children are stunted from malnutrition, a lack of food security and a nutritious diet. . . Not only do children who experience stunting face ongoing hunger, but they also have an increased risk of mortality, disease, developmental delays, diminished ability to learn, lower school achievement, and reduced lifelong productivity. We know addressing infant stunting is critical to ensuring children get the best possible start in life.

Destination Rote will cover 12 villages in three key vulnerable sub-districts of Rote, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. More than 1,500 children under the age of five will be reached with improved nutrition, healthcare, and clean water. And this can’t happen without your help. So, please click the link to make a donation or click the link below for more information.

[Link: SurfAid]


William Finnegan Pumps Kai Lenny Up

by The Editors on May 24, 2022

In these days of “influencers” and “getting paid” and “content as commerce” it’s difficult to look at a personality profile in a national magazine (like The New Yorker) as anything more than a puff piece designed to increase revenue for the person being featured.

How can a writer, in this case surfer and Pulitzer Prize winner William Finnegan, feel like anything more than a small cog in Kai Lenny’s PR machine? Does it even matter if the story is good? Or well written? Or insightful? It’s Kai Lenny in The New Yorker, getting more views and more attention so he can get more cash from more sponsors. And maybe that’s how it’s always been, but lately, it seems just a little blown out. Then again, we’re likely part of the problem as we’ve written and posted this before even reading the story, because, why?

[Link: The New Yorker]


Jamie O’Brien Makes Waves In SoCal

by The Editors on May 24, 2022

Jamie O’Brien and the Stay Psyched crew make two, two, two waves at once. Hard to believe that anyone has ever moved more sand with one shovel. Or, that such ecological shenanigans can go unpunished in Southern California. Crazy.


A Simple List Of News Headlines

by The Editors on May 16, 2022

By clicking the “continue” link at the bottom of this blurb, you will encounter a list of headlines that refer to our topics, namely, skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, fashion, and finally, business. Many of these stories have been read by “The Editors,” and many have not. 

The list of headlines style is evidence of the slow evolution of this site and The Editors themselves. Snark has been annoying for nearly a decade (deja vu from last month), and The Editors realized there is no longer any reason to restate what other people have written to make it funnier. Few have time for witty nor funny when it slows the speed of information consumption.

Nothing is getting in the way here. Follow the jump and read the list. If there are brands, people, or topics that interest you, please use the search function in your browser and jump to it straight away. Enjoy.

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Washington State’s Ultimate Beachcomber

by The Editors on May 16, 2022

Hakai Magazine brings the story of John Anderson of Forks, Washington and his North American Beachcombing Museum. It’s a huge collection of the stuff we all see on the beach but usually don’t want to carry home.

Housed in what was once Anderson’s plumbing workshop, the collection typifies humanity’s peculiar relationship with stuff—from the age of organic pollution to the age of plastic pollution. . . There is beauty to be found in the handwritten letters stuffed into glass bottles, in the Japanese glass fishing floats, and in the wavy lines of the ancient fossilized mollusks. There is a ghoulishness too: a candy-colored collection of plastic doll heads; hard hats that once sat on the heads of unknown laborers; the encrusted bristles of the most personal of items—toothbrushes. John’s Beachcombing Museum has it all.

For all the details on how you can visit the museum next time you’re driving the 101 on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, click the link.

[Link: Hakai Magazine vis Boing Boing]


Happy Ears: The Best Ear Plugs We’ve Tried

by The Editors on May 9, 2022

One of the best parts of travel is blasting your hippocampus with a solid stream of new sights, smells, and sounds. Sometimes, however, the sounds can get in the way of properly adjusting to life off the jet in a new time zone. Those times call for the cone of silence. And we’ve found no better way to do that than with Happy Ears ear plugs. They block sound at night, and keep every last drop of the ocean out of our ears while surfing. At only about $17 a pair, it’s not that big of a deal if you happen to lose one (we haven’t yet).

The reason we’re talking about this now is that the Malmo, Sweden based Happy Ears company has just launched a line of new plugs made entirely from post consumer ocean plastics.

Introducing Happy Ears OP; The first reusable earplugs made of ocean plastics! Sourced from post consumer ocean plastics in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, Happy Ears OP offer the exact same fit and functionality as our Original earplug. Happy Ears OP packaging is made of paper with water based ink making it both recyclable and compostable. So long foam earplugs!

Happy Ears come in three sizes. Order a “discovery pack” for $35, which includes a pair of each size, and then once you find your size, you can order more. We’ve tried a bunch of different ear plugs, and for all-around use in and out of the water (and at concert venues) nothing compares.

[Link: Happy Ears]


Bend Surfer Dies On Deschutes River Wave

by The Editors on May 4, 2022

A 17-year-old surfer died on Saturday, April 20, 2022 after apparently getting trapped underwater while surfing the river wave in The Bend Whitewater Park on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon according to a story in The Bulletin.

Ben Murphy, 17, was taken to the hospital after being trapped for six minutes underwater. He was pronounced dead at St. Charles Bend, his family confirmed in a Facebook post. . . Murphy was pulled from the water by bystanders and members of the group he was with, and first responders performed CPR on him for 30 minutes before he was taken to St. Charles Bend, the release said.

The popular Bend surfing spot will reportedly “remain flat” until further notice until the conditions can be completely assessed. Our thoughts are with the Murphy family and friends.

[Link: The Bulletin]



ISA World Para Surfing Championship 2022

by The Editors on May 3, 2022

Following the hugely successful 2021 Pismo Beach International Surfing Association World Para Surfing Championship hosted by AmpSurf, the ISA is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Pismo Beach and AmpSurf to host the 2022 edition of the event once again in Pismo Beach, California, USA.

“The ISA is super committed to the long-term growth and promotion of Para Surfing world-wide. We are grateful for partners like Pismo Beach and AmpSurf who share this commitment and embrace the ISA’s mission to create a better world through surfing,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “The World Para Surfing Championship is a key element of that mission. The global community of para surfers know how powerful surfing can be in healing the mind, body and spirit.

Set to take place on December 4-11, 2022, the Championship will feature the world’s best para surfers competing for their nations and the coveted ISA World Para Surfing Team Champion Trophy. For all the official details, please follow the jump.
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At The Top Of The Action News List Tonight

by The Editors on March 24, 2022

This was going to be the Ides of March news listers. Then the Holi lister, now it’s just the late-in-March list of news stories that caught our eye and might be of interest to you. That’s all. No snide asides, no out-of-context comments, no misinformed snark, and no 200 word headlines. Just links to stories that are at the top of the news tonight.

Follow the jump for all the stories.

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