RIP to a man I personally admired so very much… Surfboard, sailboat innovator ‘Hobie’ Alter dies AP 12:24 a.m. EDT March 31, 2014 PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the “Hobie Cat” sailboat, has died. He was 80. Alter … Continue reading Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History
not as much as John John and Andino but pretty sweet fing deal! VIA – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN Six-figure surf deal for WA teen The West Australian Rhianna King The West Australian February 12, 2014, 2:52 am A blond-mopped Margaret River surfing prodigy with a huge grin is now one of the highest-paid junior … Continue reading Australian 16 year old gets six figure deal from Billabong – #surf #money
VIA – CURRIER MAIL Greg Stolz The Courier-Mail February 09, 2014 11:53AM Mark Morlock was stabbed in the eye after an altercation in the surf at Snapper Rocks. Pic: Luke Marsden. Source: News Limited A MAN faces losing an eye after a surfboard was deliberately speared into his face in a horrific surf rage attack … Continue reading Man speared by board in surf-rage attack, may lose eye – #aloha #surf #humanity #australia
VIA – ABC AU Surfer and collector Phil Critchlow among his many, storied surfboards (ABC Local: Rick Eaves) 28 January, 2014 12:29PM AEDT By Rick Eaves Phil was 11 when his father found that 11 foot balsa board, threw it on the back of his ute and gave it to his son. He has … Continue reading Huge surfboard collection holds keys to Tasmanian surf history – #aloha #surf
VIA – GIZMAG By C.C. Weiss January 26, 2014 Not every surfer is lucky enough to live near a world-class break. In fact, many would-be surfers live hundreds of miles from the nearest piece of coast. For them, the new MXP-3 from Germany’s Waterwolf represents the chance to transform the local lazy lake or … Continue reading Waterwolf electric #surfboard speeds over lakes and rivers – #Surf #video
VIA – ODT By Sally Rae on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 When it comes to shaping surfboards, Jeremy Buis admits he likes doing some ”outside the square stuff”. A keen surfer, Mr Buis (36) has been shaping and fixing surfboards in Dunedin for the past 20 years. He made his first board when he was … Continue reading Keen surfer takes ferns on board #Surfboard #NZ
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VIA – ODT By Sally Rae on Mon, 27 Jan 2014 When it comes to shaping surfboards, Jeremy Buis admits he likes doing some ”outside the square stuff”. A keen surfer, Mr Buis (36) has been shaping and fixing surfboards in Dunedin for the past 20 years. He made his first board when he was … Continue reading Breaking Surf: Boardroom out of U.S. Open of Surfing – Also, Rockin’ Fig is set to be inducted into Surfer’s Hall of Fame.