A Surfboard Made Of Wood: The James Otter Interview

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  We are big fans of TED here at Surf Simply; in a digital landscape saturated with informational and motivational videos, the TED talks (from their annual conference in Longbeach, California and now from their independently organised TEDx events) are consistently amongst the best out there. Their tagline “ideas worth spreading” applies to everything from… Read more »

Surf Simply Interviews: Harrison Roach

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  Far from the madding crowd of main stream professional surfing where ASP events and social media output are the commodity upon which surfers build their careers, Harrison Roach finds himself calmly carving out a life on the fringe. A unique and thoughtful individual whose love of literature, design and motorbikes have taken him all over the… Read more »

Surfing: A Royal Sport

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Jack London and Charmian London at Waikiki

Words by Mat Arney, Images courtesy of The Jack London Society. “Ah, delicious moment when I felt that breaker grip and fling me. On I dashed, a hundred and fifty feet, and subsided with the breaker on the sand. From that moment I was lost.” The act of riding waves had been practiced on the Hawaiian… Read more »

Obituary: Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz

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March 3rd 1921 – November 10th 2014 Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, image courtesy Paskowitz Surf Camp. Legendary surfer Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, often referred to as the patriarch of the “First Family of Surfing”, passed away on Monday evening in Newport Beach, California at the age of 93. Paskowitz was born in Galveston, Texas, to a Russian… Read more »

From Pipeline to Politics

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Dustin Barca From Pipeline to Politics

Dustin Barca has often been categorized as a fighter, and tomorrow (Tuesday November 4th) he steps into the political ring as he runs for the position of Mayor of Kauai in the State of Hawaii general elections. The Pipe specialist and former WCT competitor turned professional MMA fighter has been building his political profile on his… Read more »