| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Ten high school surf teams. One winner.
They held the Oakley High School Surf Team Challenge last Saturday at 54th Street in Newport Beach, a new aspect of Oakley's Surf Shop Challenge series, featuring Orange County's top high school surfers.
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:05 PM
"Surfing is not a crime."
That's what 11-time Assn. of Surfing Professionals champ Kelly Slater tweeted when he found out last month that 40-year-old Rex Flodstrom was arrested by Chicago police for — wait for it — surfing off the shores of...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:01 PM
There is no shortage of good films in the Action Sports series at the 2012 Newport Film Festival, which wraps up Thursday night, but there is one that is more than just a good film.
It's a history lesson.
The documentary "Boardroom," which will play...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:53 PM
The U.S. Open of Surfing has become something incredible.
It's the biggest surfing contest in the world, with men's winner receiving a check for $100,000. I was down there Monday checking things out and I heard Rick "Rockin' Fig" Fignetti say on the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:14 PM
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:...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 3:10 PM
When the Rev. Christian Mondor began surfing, he was more of a menace to the waves than a blessing of them.
The vicar emeritus at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach first hit the waves in the late 1930s. At the time, he lacked a...
| May 27, 2010
Growing up on the beaches of Laguna Beach, I have always thought of the surfing community as one large family — not always happy, but more importantly, one that will come together when needed and necessary. Just like it did once again for Joe Epps'...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 2:37 PM
Tanna Frederick will not be acting when she mounts her surfboard by the Huntington Beach Pier this weekend.
But she wouldn't mind taking home an award.
Frederick, the founder and co-organizer of Project Save Our Surf: SURF 24, will be among the actors...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:16 PM
Happy Hour Week in Orange County continues through Saturday. Restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County are mixing and pouring their best drinks and offering tasty appetizers. Some restaurants are following themes, including a "haunted...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 2:32 PM
He wasn't a resident of Huntington Beach.
But standing at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, where tributes to Hawaiian surfer Andy Irons dominated both sides of the intersection Monday, you wouldn't know it.
As far as Surf City is concerned,...