Author Archives: Tetsuhiko Endo
Every time a Brazilian is criticized for some arbitrary breach of hoary rules of conduct like being too demonstrative or competing too hard, I hear a single phrase: “You are playing our sport, and you will play it by our rules.” That has to change.
When we look back in ten or twenty years on this epoch of the 3-minute internet clip, Fergal Smith and his faithful will be remembered as the darkly poignant masters of the lot.
There is an illustrious list of surfers who have experienced some very bleak moments in the open ocean and lived to tell the tale. The following is a list of five of most harrowing in no particular order and judged only by me.
Is it possible for a living and vibrant culture’s state of the art to be the emulation of two men who shone most brightly in the ’70s? Isn’t that kind of sad?
This book should be required reading for anyone who takes surfing as a culture seriously. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, it’s not meant to be.
A working tourism industry in the area can be beneficial to all involved. There is a compromise that will benefit everyone. But it will be derailed if we, as a surfing community allow consumer apathy and/or industry greed to dictate our decisions.
When Kelly Slater was quoted in an Australian newspaper yesterday saying that professional surfing has a recreational drug problem, you could almost hear the industry collectively catch its breath. But surfing does not have a drug problem; it has an accountability problem.
Ace Buchan is one of the most underrated pros on the tour and one of the last great surfers, along with Joel Parkinson, to confine himself almost exclusively to the face of the wave.
From the Brazilian decline to the danger of big wave surfing, here are nine predictions for surfing in 2013.
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, which means one thing to editorial staffs around the planet: year-end lists. Think we missed something?
- GrindMedia Acquires Transworld
- A Deleted Article and the Harmful Misrepresentation of Brazilian Surfers
- A Worldwide Surf Trip: From Sri Lanka to Scotland
- Photo of the Week: 5.20.2013
- Jordy Smith Wins Billabong Pro Rio 2013
- Take Action: Protect Our Waves Petition
- TCA Responds: Toll Roads and Save Trestles
- 11 Radical Observations from Lollapalooza Brazil
- New Beach Access App Shakes Up Malibu
- Help Secure Trestles on the National Register of Historic Places…Or Else
- Stu Nettle on A Deleted Article and the Harmful Misrepresentation of Brazilian Surfers
- Courtney Fromberg on GrindMedia Acquires Transworld
- Lucas Sena on A Deleted Article and the Harmful Misrepresentation of Brazilian Surfers
- Alex Neville on A Deleted Article and the Harmful Misrepresentation of Brazilian Surfers
- Vector on A Deleted Article and the Harmful Misrepresentation of Brazilian Surfers