Matt Warshaw Author, Encyclopedia of Surfing
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.
- Wild x Youth
- Portfolio: Jim Cook
- Zeke Lau and Hawaiian Triple Crown Tradition
- 5 Medical Applications of Surfing
- 46-Foot Catamaran Surfs Giant Wave to Beach (Throwback)
- Volcom Celebrates Twenty Years: The Evolution of a Revolution
- Ásatrú: An Iceland Adventure
- The Inertia Reporting Live from the North Shore
- To Cull or Not to Cull: Controlling Shark Populations in Australian Waters
- Shaping Our First Surfboard (on a Trip to Mexico)
- Ae Tee on To Cull or Not to Cull: Controlling Shark Populations in Australian Waters
- Wavecation on 5 Medical Applications of Surfing
- Sam Max on We Are The Knights Who Say Knee
- Sam Max on Volcom Celebrates Twenty Years: The Evolution of a Revolution
- vince on To Cull or Not to Cull: Controlling Shark Populations in Australian Waters