Matt Warshaw Author, Encyclopedia of Surfing
“Use your words.” I used to say it to my two-year-old son all the time. But I’ve got no words left to describe Kelly Slater, not after watching him, at age 41, cheerfully dance his way to yet another first-place finish at Pipeline.
Thinking about Andy Irons’ death, a few things come to mind. First, still, there’s this pretty good-sized hole blown into the sport, just the tragedy and loss. It’s healing, but still there.
It was a three-year forced commando march to get this bastard of a project online. I loved it. Except when I hated it. Yet many parts of EOS, a surprisingly big number in fact, still sparkle, even to my jaded yellowing eyes. Here are eight of them.
The Encyclopedia of Surfing website is going up on Monday, September 30. No ads. Fully independent. Viewer supported. A huge, writhing, yet amazingly well-organized digital world of all things surf.
I’ve always fantasized that the Encyclopedia of Surfing would be on surfers’ desks everywhere, so I’m putting it online. Google search. Click. There it is: free to one and all.
Costco had its own line of surfboards. Chevron produced surf-themed ads. This triggered a small identity crisis for surf culture.
The Pipeline Masters’ 1971 debut had the look and feel of a midseason pee-wee-league soccer game. It was a pro event, but just barely.
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