Real: ‘Cape Fear’ terrorizes LA suburbs!

The original masterpiece of revenge, confrontation and murder (hassle)!

The Palos Verdes hardcore locals, known as the “Bay Boys” who made news a few months ago for murdering hassling a British reporter are back! The Los Angeles Times headline screamed:



I can’t go on. Gang mentality + middle-age surfers = haha

Read the story here!

And when y’done there, read super designer Dave Carson’s piece about living and surfing there. 


Help models Catharina Bellini and Natalia Scabora blow out the candles!

Nude! Is this the best surf mag promo… ever?

Who doesn't love gratuitous?

Hardcore is a Brazilian surfing magazine you may or may not know, likely no. It was launched 26 years ago as a sharper-edged underground sorta mag, throwing itself behind Brazilian surfers at a time when the country was in in thrall to the Americans and Australians.

A few years back, the then chief editor Steve Allain convinced São Paulo photographer Haruo Kaneko to create a series of provocative photoshoots.

“We wanted to show surfing in an opposite way to the traditional ‘broish-tropical-shaka’ feel of most mags,” says Allain, now the mag’s Bali-based international editor. “The shoots are enticing and done in an urban setting. Completely different than those girls in bikinis on the beach shoots – which I find so boring.”

Anyway, Hauro made this lil movie to celebrate Hardcore’s 26th birthday and featuring the models Catharina Bellini and Natalia Scabora.

Come and help these happy gals blow out the candles!

(And see more of Hauro’s videos here) 

Brazilian supermodel gal Sofia Resing loves surfers!

Just in: Brazilian supermodels prefer surfers!

More evidence of Brazil's decent into total surf madness!

WSL CEO Paul Speaker recently suggested 29,000,000 Brazilians watched the Fiji Pro final (here). Just crazy for the surf! New evidence, released today, continues to point to the South American country’s slide into total surf madness.

Brazilian supermodel Sofia Resing, speaking to GQ Magazine, says:

“I love watching soccer…” she says “…but I love watching the surf thing as well. I think Brazilians are more proud of our surf guys than our soccer guys.”

Whoa! Wow!

Sofia Resing Nude
Ms Resing, mostly nude on the cover of French Revue de Modes.

She plans on going bodyboarding in Indonesia and to Burning Man. How does a man get her attention?

“A tall guy can get my attention…if he surfs.”

Owen Wright…that sounds like you! Book your ticket to Burning Man, son. Book it before Brazil gets cured.

Watch here!

Brad Domke, whom you see here, is the second-best skimboarder in the world! But who be number one?

Meet: the best skimboarder in the world!

And it isn't Brad Domke!

Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass was one of my favorite books as a child and  Humpty Dumpty’s explanation  of The Jabberwocky my favorite part. It introduced me to the idea of portmanteau words and instilled in me a belief that writers get to shape language, not just employ it.

Thanks to this video I’ve got a few additions for the lexicon:

Hilarishame – the feeling when you’re disappointed in yourself for finding something funny.

Pathetirad – a spectacular disaster that is the inevitable result of encouraging an idiot’s terrible decisions.


Outside Magazine maligns a surf legend!

Outside Magazine, from Santa Fe, dreams of Olympic inclusion. Yuck!

Outside Magazine, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, loves to wade into the surf like all inland peoples do. They love the wash of saltwater on their sunburned skins! They love being beachy! They love feeling the sand between their toes and their Teva sandals! And today they published a treatise on why surfing should be included in the Olympics (read here).

The author argued, I think (I’m drunk!) that surfing should be in the Olympics because Samsung sponsors the WSL for some totally sham amount that Paul Speaker has made up (don’t forget that Kelly Slater earns lots more than 20 mil a year) and that Go-Pro’s kook founder Nick Woodman surfs and Go-Pro is worth billions but mostly because high quality artificial waves are a distinct possibility.

Have you ever seen one (an honest quality artificial wave not a Paul Speaker or Nick Woodman)? Me neither. But Outside‘s author ends his passionate bit by writing:

“Why not give the thousands of talented young surfers with Olympic dreams the chance to express their art form, be it in salt or chlorinated water?”

Viva Rick Kane! Viva New Mexico!

(PS. The maligned surf legend is none other than Matt Warshaw. I think. I’m drunk!)