| 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...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 12:24 PM
Judging from the tributes made by fellow surfers at his induction Thursday, Rick Fignetti has been a local hero for quite some time.
Now, though, it's written in stone — literally.
Fignetti, a 10-time West Coast Surfing Champion and owner of the...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 3:13 PM
Just double it once more, and we'll call it a day.
When the festivities died down at this year's U.S. Open of Surfing, that was the thought that lingered in our minds.
For the second straight year, the world-famous surfing competition proved to be a...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 5:41 PM
Tom Jones was paddling through a southeastern river this summer when he felt a sudden motion that nearly jerked him off his board. Instinctively, he hardened his stance and tightened his hands around the paddle, which, he quickly realized, a crocodile had...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:56 PM
It took somebody special to knock Huntington Beach native Brett Simpson out of his hometown competition.
Brazil's Filipe Toledo, one of the best aerial surfers in the world, made that clear by dominating the final for his first U.S. Open of Surfing...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Surfing legends and others who have made an impact on the world of water sports will be honored during two ceremonies this week in Huntington Beach.
The Surfing Walk of Fame will induct its 21st class at 10 a.m. Thursday in front of Jack's Surfboards off...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Surfing, as he started out, was not the gig Brett Simpson thought it would be.
He started late — he was already 12! — and so many of the kids his age were polished performers. He, on the other hand, was still challenged by the basics of...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:33 PM
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.
The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:52 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 6:20 PM
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.
| May 23, 2012
| 4:41 PM
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...