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  • Joe Surf: Hundreds paddle out to remember Surfline.com founder

    A couple hundred people paddled out on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier Sunday while hundreds more lined the pier or stood on the sand to honor Surfline.com founder Sean Collins, who died of a heart attack Dec. 26. Collins' two sons, Tyler and...
  • In The Pipeline: Three descriptive essays force tie in contest

    In The Pipeline: Three descriptive essays force tie in contest
    This year's In The Pipeline student journalism competition produced many more entries than last year, making the judging extra tough. In fact, this year, we have a tie for first place — a three-way tie at that. Congratulations to Andrea Resnick...
  • 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....
  • Joe Surf: Laguna's Pribram intervening in Windy City surfer arrest

    "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...
  • Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

    Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture
    When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
  • Statti gives inspiration

    Statti gives inspiration
    Death was but a few moments from Pete Statti as he lay face down in the water in Huntington Beach three months ago when he experienced a life-altering surfing accident. Angels must've been watching over him, he now thinks, as a fellow surfer turned...
  • Terry Martin, legendary surfboard shaper, dies at 74

    Terry Martin, legendary surfboard shaper, dies at 74
    Well into his 70s, Terry Martin could be found most days in his Dana Point workshop sanding blocks of polyurethane foam into precision-shaped surfboards. With his big white beard and barrel chest, Martin looked like Santa riding out a blizzard of swirling...
  • LeRoy Grannis dies at 93; photographer documented California surf culture of the 1960s and '70s

    LeRoy Grannis dies at 93; photographer documented California surf culture of the 1960s and '70s
    LeRoy Grannis, a noted photographer whose widely printed images captured and popularized the surf culture of California as it exploded in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 93. Grannis, who also co-founded what is now Surfing magazine, died Thursday of...
  • Gordie Duane dies at 80; surfboard maker

    Gordie Duane dies at 80; surfboard maker
    Pioneering surfboard maker Gordie Duane was helping to transform Huntington Beach into a surfing capital when he received the city's first ticket — for surfing illegally. The surfboard shop he opened at the foot of the town's pier in 1956 also...
  • O.C. Bargainista: Update that wardrobe for the new year

    Save up to 80% off women's designer apparel at Michael Nusskern's annual Tent Sale, open through Monday at 1630 San Miguel Drive, No. B, Newport Beach. Labels include Geren Ford, Transit and Cop-Copine, among many others. Call (949) 759-5500. While on...