World Title heads to Hawaii

December 9, 2017 Life

The roar of the surf shakes the foundations of beachfront mansions and tiny shacks alike on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Each winter, the top 34 surfers in the world descend onto the 7-mile miracle for the most sought after trophy in professional surfing: The Pipe Masters. The eleventh and final stop on the ...

The search for the perfect wave is over

September 28, 2017 Life

People don’t go on vacations to see empty football stadiums. Soccer fields and baseball diamonds without players are nothing more than grass and dirt. Surfing might be the sole exception. The ocean as a natural amphitheater is more of a draw for fans than the sport itself. “As a custodian of the sports history, I’ll ...

Pro surfer student heads to Mavericks Invitational surfing competition

December 3, 2013 Sports 1 Comment

[HTML1] Video by Gavin McIntyre, Craig Lifto and Daniel A. Nelson The window for Mavericks Invitational in Half Moon Bay officially opened this November, and the wait for Northern California’s surfing spectacle has started. The competition summons the world’s best big-wave surfers, like Hawaii’s Shane Dorian and South Africa’s Grant “Twiggy” Baker, to local phenom and ...