Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Disaster Relief

Unconfirmed reports suggest at least 10,000 people died in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region. At least 10,000 people have died in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region, a senior police official has said. About 70…

Ocean Cleanup Array Could Remove 7 Million Tons Of Plastic From Ocean

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving…

Midway: A message from the Gyre

MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic…

Swatch Girls Pro China Set To Crown ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion This November

COOLANGATTA, QLD/Australia (Thursday, October 17, 2013) – The city of Wanning on the small island of Hainan, in the South China Sea will once again play host to the ASP World Longboard Championships this November. For the third consecutive year the ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion will be crowned at…

1st STOKEDinc Philippine Wahine Classic Celebrates Filpina Surfer Girls

Sabang Beach, Baler, Philippines – October 8, 2013 – The Surf Institute (TSI) successfully organized and launched The 1st STOKEDinc Philippine Wahine Classic, a pioneering tradition in celebration of the Filipina Surfergirl, on a festive Oct. 5-6 weekend at the iconic Aliya Surf Resort in Baler. This girls-only event, a…

In Newport Beach, surfers fight for their piece of the Wedge

Newport Beach is confronted by a growing tussle between bodysurfers and other wave riders over access to the coveted Wedge. By Adolfo Flores, Emily Foxhall and Joe Mozingo LA Times The denizens of the Wedge live to flirt with catastrophe. They are a subculture within a California subculture. A normal…

Empower vs. Exploit

Roxy has at last reacted to the huge backlash from media and public alike to the steamy sexy video shoot of Steph Gilmore in their promo for the Roxy Pro Biarritz 2013. Now its the public and Ted Endo’s turn to react to the reaction. Steph Gilmore must be pretty…

Pinoy Packages

  PINOY STARTER PACKAGES The Surf Institute’s Pinoy Starter Sessions are geared for the beginner level surfer who is looking to establish a strong foundation at the onset of their surfing journey. Our starter sessions and packages are currently held in the San Juan area of La Union, the Philippine…

Los Angeles Surf Sessions

Private and small group surf instruction and coaching is generally given at First Point Malibu. The easy-going wave offers novice surfers a forgiving take-off and smooth ride, while giving intermediate to advanced surfers the perfect canvas to perfect style and technique. Other options in Los Angeles County include: Sunset Topanga…

Goin’ Back to Cali…

Alrighty folks! My time in the Philippines is about to come to a close! Ian and I have had an amazing experience here and will miss all our friends that we have made along the way… But, oh to get back onto the California Gold will feel so good! That…