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‘The Endless Summer’ 50 year box set is pure surfing treasure

“The Endless Summer” needs no introduction. It completely changed the young sport of surfing and youth culture in 1966 and launched thousands of surf trips in pursuit of things we surfers can’t necessarily find at home. 2016 was theShow More Summary

The 5 biggest waves surfed in the past year; video

We’re in the final countdown to the biggest night in big-wave surfing: the World Surf League Big Wave Awards. The nominees for all categories are well worth a look, but we decided to break down the Biggest Wave category. It’s not anShow More Summary

Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to expand offshore oil drilling in U.S. waters, threatening recreation, tourism, fishing and other coastal industries, which provide over 1.4 million jobs and $95 billion GDP along the Atlantic coast alone.

Big-wave surfer Billy Kemper on his mom’s battle with cancer

Among today’s surfers, there are a select few who are truly pushing limits. Felipe Toldeo is contorting himself to land the most insane airs. John John Florence is riding deeper than ever at Pipe. And Billy Kemper is drawing lines at Pe’ahi that were once thought impossible for cartoon characters. Show More Summary

Kelly Slater’s Outerknown to be new title sponsor of WSL Fiji contest

The World Surf League announced today in a press release that Kelly Slater’s clothing company Outerknown is the new title sponsor of the Fiji Championship Tour contest. Dubbed the OK Fiji Pro, Outerknown has signed a three-year deal with the WSL to sponsor both the men’s and women’s events. Show More Summary

Did surfer Matt Meola just land a 540 or 720?; video

It seems the debate in calculating the proper degrees of surfing airs is going to continue to annoy both sides of the issue. Some feel it should be counted like it is in snowboarding or skating, where just by hitting the transition (going...Show More Summary

The 5 worst big-wave wipeouts from the past year; video

Is there anything more mesmerizing and cringeworthy in surfing than the big-wave wipeout? Certainly not. And with the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards just around the corner, we thought it was a good idea to take a look at the Wipeout...Show More Summary

Kai Lenny adds hydrofoil to boogie board to create boogie foil; video

Kai Lenny never seems to slow down. One minute the 24-year-old waterman is doing giant airs at Jaws and the next he’s riding his hydrofoil to every single Hawaiian island. For his latest endeavor, he’s attached a hydrofoil to a boogie board out of necessity because of a broken ankle. Show More Summary

Monuments Under Attack: Trump Administration Targets our National Treasures

President Donald Trump has ordered a review of all National Monuments designated by U.S. Presidents since 1996. The move jeopardizes up to 30 monument sites, including national treasures like the California Coastal Monument and Hawaii's Papah?naumoku?kea Marine Monument that Surfrider chapters worked so hard to designate.

Activist spotlight: Sasha Medlen with the Olympia chapter in the PNW!

Meet Sasha Medlen with the Surfrider Foundation Olympia Chapter in the Pacific Northwest!

Surf mockumentary duo starts Kickstarter for new comedy project

Surfing as a whole can be a bit serious at times. Countless edits filled with moody walks to surf, a lack of wipeouts and failed air attempts and the overwhelming feeling that these are ‘cinematic masterpieces’ and not just fun, can leave it all feeling a bit stale. Show More Summary

5 of the best surfing road trips on the planet

We scoured five continents to unearth a handful of surfing's best-ever road trips. Isn't it time to pack the quiver and hit the highway? The post 5 of the best surfing road trips on the planet appeared first on

Oregon Advances Marine Debris Action Plan

Oregon completes first Marine Debris Action plan for coordinated strategies, actions and leadership on plastic pollution and other marine debris issues affecting Oregon's oceans, beaches and waterways. From inland waste management strategies...Show More Summary

Record Setting Cleanups Earth Day Weekend

Earth Day is every day at Surfrider and April 22nd is a great opportunity to highlight our beach cleanups - especially when they break records. Surfrider Chapters in Huntington Beach and Ventura set local records for attendance and/or pounds of litter collected at recent cleanups.

The New York Times covers San Diego night surfing

Night surfing is nothing new. Surfers have done so for decades for all sorts of reasons: as a rite of passage, to avoid crowds, to celebrate a full moon. Heck, some countries are even installing lights specifically designed to attract surfers into lineups at night. Show More Summary

Elegy for the Gulf: Seven Years After Deepwater Horizon

Seven years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster the Trump Administration is pushing to expand offshore drilling.

Kelly Slater helps save life of big-wave surfer in Australia

Big-wave surfer Russell Bierke is a fearless Australian who won last year’s Red Bull Cape Fear event, which was one of the craziest surf contests of 2016. But even for a spry 19-year-old like Bierke, things can go wrong in the waterShow More Summary

Surfer attacked by 12-foot shark off Kauai recounts ordeal; video

A surfer who lost part of his right leg after a shark attack last Friday off Kauai has told a local newspaper that he’s  grateful just to be alive. “I’m enjoying waking up and sleeping again, and eating,” the 29-year-old French tourist, who who declined to reveal his name, told The Garden Island. Show More Summary

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