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  • Fignetti named Local Hero

    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...
  • Editorial: Give women one more boost

    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...
  • Braving crocodiles, injuries

    Braving crocodiles, injuries
    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...
  • Reconnect with blessing

    Reconnect with blessing
    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...
  • Filipe Toledo's aerial skills give him big win at U.S. Open of Surfing

    Filipe Toledo's aerial skills give him big win at U.S. Open of Surfing
    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...
  • Surf notables to be honored at 2 induction ceremonies

    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...
  • Brett Simpson has home-break advantage in U.S. Open at Huntington Beach

    Brett Simpson has home-break advantage in U.S. Open at Huntington Beach
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...