I thought I'd close the loop with the final chapter of my revisit of Shards Still Falling, an article I wrote back in '03. (Part One Here and Part Two Here.) It would be nice if I could spend my time researching in-depth, introspective pieces with gargantuan word-counts, like this one clumsily attempts to be. [...]
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Monthly Archives: March 2009
I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately. I don't think it's right for me to be so snarky and ironic and cynical all the time. Too much negative energy. I want to be earnest and heartfelt and optimistic again. I'm returning to my first, innocent love.
I'm offering fellow devotees a reader-supported labor [...]
I'll be honest here. My limited wit is otherwise engaged today, trying to finish up the Power Rankings. Writing for PostSurf doesn't pay the Vodka bills - therefore it's rather low on my list of priorities. So I'm posting an interview I did with Roy Powers way back during the Mundaka contest. This is the [...]
Here's the thing about comments on surf sites: People usually only bother to comment on a post for one of two reasons.
1)They really, really like what they just experienced (about as prevalent per capita as female ejaculation).
2) They're really, REALLY pissed about something (Seems to happen all the fucking time on this site.)
Naively, I'm going [...]
One of our jobs here at PostSurf is staying ahead of the Joneses when it comes to cool new trends. What will be big in 2K9?
Noboby knows cool like Alex Knost.
Sadly, I am not as cool as Alex Knost. Especially when it comes to cutting-edge surf hipster style. Besides being the future of surfing and [...]
Just got the latest "issue" of Transworld Surf in the mail.
When I was 12 years old, I used to cherish the act of reading surf mags fresh from my mailbox. That wide-eyed optimism has been replaced by a cold, hard cynicism. But I still subscribe to the mags - I justify it as a business [...]
I’ve been informed the mystery man below is Alek Parker, a Pro Surfer from Florida.
What has the surf world come to when Pro Surfers are being misidentified as writers?
…Actually, come to think of it, Pro Surfers being misidentified as writers is exactly how we end up with all those shithouse articles in the [...]
File this under "Really?"
STAB mag ran a gallery of party pics from some recent premiere, and misidentified the guy next to Dane as Lewis Samuels.
Has someone really been doing the rounds of Gold Coast parties pretending to be me? Why anyone would emulate my plight, I have no idea. It seems like it would be [...]
Here's the second part of the reprint of Shards Still Falling, an article I wrote back in 2003 when I was young and relatively idealistic. (Read part one here.) My life was in shambles when I did this piece. I had just spent 9 months writing a novel while muddling through the disintegration of various [...]
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. At least that's what Spock said when he died at the end of Star Trek II.
The few in this case are Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, and in particular, Kelly Slater. If any of these three had won the QuikPro, the many (us) might have [...]
Most of the write-ups for yesterday's QuikPro action will focus on the usual suspects: Mick, Joel, and Taj - who all made the semis as scripted. Remaining paragraphs will be thrown Dane Reynolds way.
The first conest of the year has that first day of school flavor - everyone is anxious to see who grew up [...]
Well, if last week's comments had that "Welcome to the Monkey House" vibe, this week's comments were more like "Welcome to a mental institution for criminally insane monkeys!"
Why are yall so ANGRY? Are yall using dial up or something?
Monday mornings are depressing enough without reading through a week of deranged PostSurf comments, so I chose [...]
Big news from the QuikPro! Lady luck finally caught up with the best surfer in the world - that's right - Jihad Khodr exploded for 18.26 points.
Jihad's personal story is an inspiration - an against-all-odds, love-will-conquer-all account of an athlete who's overcome poverty and discrimination to rise to the top of the game. Jihad hasn't [...]
This topic is a dead horse. If you want to debate the double grab, might as well go to Jimmicane's Surfing mag diatribe and leave another comment, or check out CJ Hobgood's take on the double grab debate here .
But looking over the photos from yesterday, it was interesting to consider how the double grab [...]