| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A 30-year-old Brevard County man bitten by a shark near the Cocoa Beach Pier Tuesday afternoon is spending the night at Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital as he prepares for surgery Wednesday morning.
Doctors hope surgery will repair the damaged...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The annual lighting of the Surfboard Menorah took place Sunday on the cobblestones at Laguna's Main Beach. The menorah is composed of surfboards that are damaged or unusable, designed by Steve Sasche in 2008 and assembled by Mike Thomkins and Tony Hempen.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Just before Halloween, I met with TK Brimer, owner of the Newport Beach surf shop the Frog House, on a truly spooky subject: the surfing blackball.
My goal was to get a better perspective on the issues facing water lovers: surfers, body boarders, skim...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:40 PM
An old surfing battle may be resurfacing in Newport Beach.
A city panel, the Blackball Working Group, will take the first step toward a possible review of surfing regulations at a public meeting Monday night. This has set off murmurings among surfers...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN DIEGO — After months spent raising money and working out the logistics, La Jolla Playhouse pulled off its first-ever Without Walls Festival, in which more than 20 works were given multiple performances Thursday through Sunday at sites on or near...
| Sep 25, 2013
A California surfer dude has become the new "welfare queen."
Before the House voted last week to slash food stamps by almost $40 million over the next 10 years, Politico reports, lawmakers from both parties received copies of a recent Fox News report...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:11 PM
For surfers, everything hinges on balance — even when it comes to local politics.
A forum Monday night kicked off the public's involvement in a review of local surfing rules in Newport Beach. About 200 surfers of all ages, mostly male, filled...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
On a sunny San Pedro morning, Graham Gilmore spotted this little guy on the hood of a car at the L.A. Woody show.
"Not sure of the history behind him, but he's carved from wood and riding a surfboard while licking a ocean-colored sphere," Gilmore said....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Back when I was a kid going to the beach every weekend with my dad, I never thought of body surfing as a workout. It was just pure exhilaration — dog-paddling out there for hours, waiting for a good swell, then swimming like crazy for a couple of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 AM
It’s a three-hour drive from midtown Manhattan to the tip of Long Island, where you’ll find a scene similar to Malibu of the 1960s. Montauk, New York, is a summer destination for many and a winter hideout for others. It might not have the...
| Aug 24, 2013
Frank Gunion was studying international relations in college in 1968 when he decided to open a small surf shack at the beach. He sold handmade surfboards and a few swimsuits.
Today, the small wood hut he called South Moon Under has grown into an upscale...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Just when you thought “Shark Week” was over …
Seems the folks in Hawaii are experiencing real-life reruns of the Discovery Channel’s popular week of shows on the toothy denizens of the deep. On Sunday, a shark attacked a Big...