Tag Archives: recession

CORPORATE RAGE

Lots of stories in the news lately about the groundswell of public anger in the wake of AIG's use of bailout funds to pay out $165 million in bonuses.
It got me thinking about the disconnect between upper management and the little guy as we struggle through this economic crisis.
In the recent Surfline article "Tavarua Time" [...]

What is this Fuckery?

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  That wide-eyed optimism has been replaced by a cold, hard cynicism.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 [...]

Reader Challenge!

Match the Surf Brand with the girl!
I thought I'd do a super-relevant post about the brands since even the LA Times is running articles titled "It's Getting Gnarly for Surf Gear Makers."
There's a LOT of rumors goin' round bout which company is going down which set of tubes. "Action sports giants such as Quiksilver Inc. [...]

AFTER THE APOCOLYPSE

With the collective surf world teetering on the brink of economic ruin, it's important to look on the bright side.
With a weekday at our disposal, premier surf historian Matt Warshaw and I spent a day driving around in circles, for surf.
One of my favorite comments from Mr. Warshaw, who likes writing about surf history instead [...]