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  • Joe Surf: H.B.'s old surfer and the sea

    Joe Surf: H.B.'s old surfer and the sea
    Bob "Lefty" Phillips may or may not be the oldest surfer in Huntington Beach, but according to his granddaughter Ashlee Spuhler, the title is his. At least until someone proves otherwise. Phillips turned 83 this week, and also got out in the water on...
  • Joe Surf: Brophy puts it all out there for his art

    Sorry for going all "artsy" on you, but when you really think about it, surfers are artists. You could say the board is their paintbrush, and the wave is their canvas. For Drew Brophy, the whole surfer-artist thing is more literal than figurative. He'...
  • Joe Surf: 'The disease can't stop us from surfing'

    Joe Surf: 'The disease can't stop us from surfing'
    The stereotype of a typical surfer surely has evolved from the days when the pot-smoking slacker Jeff Spicoli ordered a pizza delivered to Mr. Hand's history class in the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." We can thank people like some of those...
  • Surfing star Slater to get key to city

    Surfer Kelly Slater may hail from Florida, but if he ever had any doubt that he's welcome in Huntington Beach, he'll know for sure Tuesday. That evening, Mayor Joe Carchio plans to present the 10-time world champion with the Key to Surf City....
  • Greer's OC: Each item like a small piece of history

    Yoki Shop recently relocated to a new store in Newport Beach on the Coast Highway. The shop is the brainchild of its owner and founder, Jeff Yokoyama, a longtime surf industry veteran who designs Generic Youth, Yoki's Garden and Pidgin Orange clothing...
  • Joe Surf: It's been a sweet ride on the Hamboard

    Surely you've seen those blond kids riding them down along the strand in Huntington. Kind of like a surfboard, but not a surfboard. Kind of like a skateboard, but not a skateboard. Maybe "skurfboard" would have been appropriate, but not as far as Pete...
  • Joe Surf: Skimming the surface for a different kind of ride

    Yes, I know, the blockbuster event of the summer — the US Open of Surfing — is just a little more than two weeks from getting underway on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. But the biggest surfing event in the world isn't all that'...
  • Joe Surf: Big waves nonexistent this time of year

    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...
  • Haakenson: Paddle out to raise funds for 8-year-old cancer victim

    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...
  • Natural Perspectives: A photographic tour of Surf City's varied scene

    Natural Perspectives: A photographic tour of Surf City's varied scene
    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...
  • Down on Main Street

    Down on Main Street
    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...
  • Haakenson: Schwarzstein-Cairns among locals to be honored at Surfing Walk of Fame

    Haakenson: Schwarzstein-Cairns among locals to be honored at Surfing Walk of Fame
    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...