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…

The Most Fearless Surfer

The Most Fearless Surfer Nassima, stoked. Photo: Heather Kessinger I love the way stories spread in this era.  A couple of years ago, I flew to Bangladesh and reported a story for AFARMagazine about a homeless girl, Nassima Atker, who’d miraculously become one of the country’s best surfers. (Yes, there is…

Mission 2012 – Clean Drinking Water – Philippines

DONATE NOW!! DONATE NOW!! DONATE NOW!! THE SURF INSTITUTE IS BRINGING CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW UPDATED VIDEO FROM OUR RETURN TO BALER… [vimeo clip_id=”61626402″ width=”550″] UPDATED VIDEO FROM OUR LU DISTRIBUTION… [vimeo clip_id=”58863042″ width=”550″] SEE OUR STORY… [vimeo clip_id=”49933442″ width=”550″] For…

Surfer, 13, hasn’t missed a day in a year

There are the perfect, glassy sessions — like Christmas Day, when Meg Roh caught waves for six hours. Then there are the stormy mornings, so messy that Meg would be the only one in the water, her stepfather, Sam Hann, watching and staying dry under the lifeguard tower with the…