This is not real life.
Go towards the light. The exit is up ahead.
Finish reading this post, close the window behind you, and emerge into the brightness of a new day. There's nothing here for you anymore. The PostSurf project is complete.
I am not Lewis Samuels.
That ended long ago, amidst the pixels and fuckery, clammy clickthroughs, [...]
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This is not real life.
There are other worlds beyond this one.
Maybe we've asked too much of surfing. Maybe we're asking the wrong questions.
The cool kids are focusing on the past. Groping at our velvia roots, trying to reconstruct surfing's age of innocence. Groms on retro boards, re-imagining the romantic moments that preceded their conception. Viewing life through celluloid instead [...]
Editors Note: PostSurf is proud to again feature the work of Gra Murdoch via his blog Inside the Goldmine. Although Mr. Murdoch is an Australian national, the following entry should resonate for any American surfer who recently "surfered" through the hype of Hurricane Bill or The Great South Swell of July.
Global Clown Congress Descends on [...]
Comment of the Week goes to L'Estranger, who has fit another piece of the TurtleGate puzzle snugly into place.
L'Etranger says: August 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm
“Mother always likes to wear turtle pins, for instance.” - Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Hmmm . . . This may be the best find yet:
1) Reverend Moon’s mother fancies wearing [...]
As the naughties grind towards their inevitable close, the time has come to take stock of the decade and consider the progression of surfing since 2000.
Surf Culture has blossomed and grown strong since the millennium. What better way to chart this development than through the progression of Teen Choice Award board design?
2000: The stock-standard thruster [...]
Layne Beachley, cocky yet penis-free multi-world champion, has been eliminated from Australia's Dancing with the Stars.
After the crushing loss, Layne commented "Being eliminated from last weeks episode of Dancing With The Stars - or robbed depending on how you look at it - came as a shock and a much deeper disappointment than I [...]
Leave it to Transworld Surf to start a news article with a sentence like this:
"The Surfrider Charity Event on August 16, 2009 was packed with ocean conscience, party animal OC residents!"
If you're wondering why Transworld was bothering to cover a charity event at all, well, it's because there was "a very sexy bikini contest" that [...]
Comment of the Week goes to Browny's Reacharound (who probably could have won simply by virtue of his screen name alone... at least if you get the allusion to a Chris Brown Wraparound.)
browny's reacharound says: August 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm
I used to wake up, take a piss and pull up Surfline. I never [...]
Checked out Josh Pomer's TK8 Last Ride Film and Music Show the other night, accompanied by a performance from Tom Curren.
It was an endearingly low-fi affair, in stark contrast to the over-produced, over-hyped sponsor flicks that do the rounds these days.
Prior to the film, Curren played live music, as advertised. Unfortunately this live music consisted [...]
We're living in a golden age of technological surf innovation. From Alaias to Diamond Dobby boardshorts, it seems each new day brings an equipment breakthrough that pushes performance surfing boldly into the future.
Today I'd like to spotlight a few products that are sure to change the way we surf:
1) Starr Surf Skis
Have you ever wished [...]
Comment of the Week comes from R.I.P.per, who is quite justifiably looking forward to the end of PostSurf because I haven't yet mentioned Team USA's ISA gold medal.
R.I.P.per says: August 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm
Not that you don’t already know, but you’re just shit. No mention of a Gold Medal in Costa?
Thing is, you can’t [...]
Same shit, different year.
Nothing really changes. Views of a California Point: 2008, 1993, 1986, 1979, 1972.
Photos via the California Coastal Records Project, Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman.
"THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and [...]
Editor's Note: Prolific PostSurf commenter Blashphemy Rottmouth has started his own show over at blasphemyrottmouth.wordpress.com. Mr. Rottmouth describes himself as "a humble fucker of pygmie tortoise husks." I know very little else about him. This is Mr. Rottmoth's first official contribution to PostSurf.com.
Single Fins and Safety Pins?
“Now, why in our precious Laird’s name, would a [...]