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After settling a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co., Robb Havassy ended up with 365 surfboards. Ever since then, he's set out to diminish that number. On Thursday, he'll be raffling off 150 of the boards in Huntington Beach. Sixteen...
For 16-year-old Conner Reeves, March 2 was just another Saturday morning to go surfing — until he found himself saving a man's life. "My friend had a competition down at Golden West. I never surf there, so I just went with her just to surf there...
The Boardroom will join the festivities of this year's Vans US Open of Surfing. The freestanding, climate-controlled pavilion will be held alongside the world's largest surfing festival between July 23 to 27, during the last week of the competition....
Tags: Sports, Festive Events, Arts and Culture
Dave Reynolds gave his new exhibit at the International Surfing Museum the title "Minimal Surf." An alternate name for it, which admittedly sounds like a spice or a cologne, could be "Essence of Surfer." Reynolds, the museum's exhibits director,...
Tags: Arts, Fine Artists, Kelly Slater, Artists, Sports
Linda Beutel says her daughter, Liz, is not that much different than any other 15-year-old. Liz is boy crazy and she's into her iPhone and iPad. She'll sometimes say: "Have you seen Taylor Lautner's abs? Wow!" Liz and her family live in Irvine, not...
Tags: Apple iPad, Diabetes, Sports, Taylor Lautner, Kansas City Royals
Broken surfboards, packaging material, styrofoam, paints, thinners and resin. These are just a few ingredients in Janessa Bookout's "green" sculptures. Although the 31-year-old Huntington Beach resident has a background in traditional fine art, she is...
Tags: Arts, Fine Artists, Artists, Sports, Arts and Culture
Saturday afternoon, I sat in a cramped, paper-laden office inside Don the Beachcomber — the kind of setting that evokes thoughts of long hours and minute detail — and listened to a man on a computer screen talk about leaving reality behind:...
Tags: Entertainment, YouTube, Music, New Year's Day, Restaurants
It could not have been pleasant for those at Jack's Surfboards to watch the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge the past few years. Right in their own backyard, across the street from their shop at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street and down on the south...
Al Merrick has shaped surfboards for some of the best surfers in the world and is considered by many the best shaper in the world. But he holds another title that is more important than any other: grandpa. Merrick is the grandfather of Daisy Love...
We hear it when the surfing superstars of the world make their little comments about the waves in Huntington Beach. They say it all the time, and they were saying it during the U.S. Open a few weeks ago. After Lakey Peterson won the women's title, she...
Tags: Sports, Heritage Foundation
While Vic was out on the ocean this past weekend, searching for pelagic birds on a trip with Sea and Sage Audubon, I went to photography boot camp. Ralph Velasco, a noted local travel photographer, teaches this great refresher course periodically at...
He's traveled far and wide to the some of the most desired surf spots in the world, but no matter the exotic destination, Main Street, Huntington Beach, will always remain a magical place for Andy Verdone. It's where the Huntington Beach High surf...
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