| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2010
Area 1 and 2
No significant crime reported
Main Street: A physical fight was reported in the 200 block at 1:50 a.m. Monday.
Pacific Coast Highway and 11th Street: A grand theft was reported by a resident after a surfer stopped at their house to...
| Jul 29, 2010
The glow of the spotlight bathed two local favorites in a warm embrace a year ago.
Whose turn will it be to shine center stage this time?
The answer begins to reveal itself Saturday, the day the U.S. Open of Surfing gets underway at the Huntington...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 8:15 AM
7 a.m.: Venue opens
8 a.m.-7 p.m.: Festival Village open
8-11:27 a.m.: Men's Surf (round 4, heats 1-8)
8 a.m.-Noon: Open Skate (Public Park)
8 a.m.-7 p.m.: Nike, Inc. Retail Store open
10-11:30 a.m.: Surfers' Hall of Fame ceremony...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 6:35 PM
The U.S. Open of Surfing is heading into its final weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier.
In the thick of it all is Ian "Kanga" Cairns, who many will tell you, was a key figure in bringing the famed contest to where it stands today.
At 10 a.m. today,...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 5:03 PM
Things were quite different when Randy Lewis surfed for the first time 49 years ago.
There was no video, no Internet, no media hoopla surrounding surfing, the way the sport is covered from all angles today, he said. Lewis is far from complaining. In...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:43 PM
Things are beginning to really heat up at the Huntington Beach Pier.
Today marks the stretch run for the U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse, a four-day blitz of sports and entertainment action that will culminate with...