Category Archives: Surfing

Did the Surf Industry Kill the Future of Wetsuits?

A dozen miles from the Pacific Ocean, at California State University in San Marcos, surfers paddle against a current in a temperature-controlled tank. The flume pool is part of the university’s Surf Research Laboratory, led by surf-obsessed kinesiology professors Sean Newcomer and Jeff Nessler. Newcomer (blond, bespectacled, and well-built) and Nessler (lean, bald, and hydrodynamic) […]

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Yep, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater, and Shaun White Were at the Oscars

It’s hard to remember now, but before Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, one of the biggest controversies heading into the Academy Awards was the baffling announcement that Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Tony Hawk were on the illustrious list of Oscar presenters—three faces you’d sooner expect to find on a rerun of the X Games than […]

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Our Favorite Surf-Inspired Snowboard Gear This Season

Decades ago, snowboarding was born from a desire to surf on snow. Early pioneers sought to carve the contours of mountains like the faces of frozen waves. Undeniably, snowboarding has come into its own since those early days, and for some, snowboarding is only distantly related to its surfing roots. And yet, for many of […]

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