Surf & Science

A surfer and a scientist teamed up to create the perfect wave By Jon Cohen | from EMOORE, CALIFORNIA—“You should’ve been here yesterday.” That’s a repeated gag line in The Endless Summer, the classic 1966 documentary that follows...

Water From The Moon

A surfing journey to the heart of the Bono River in Indonesia starring Dede Suryana, Chippa Wilson, Tai Graham, Benji Weatherly, and Arip Mencos. Directed by Arya Subyakto. Assistant Director Carlo Coral & Deska Binarso.

Sea Lone

Stylish surfing on Sri Lankan waves. Presented by Onde Nostre

Here Comes The Sun

Tropical barrels from Cooper Chapman’s latest clip from Zodiac Media Production House.   Videographers: Sam Norwood, Gerhard Engelbrecht Editor: Mark Brightwell Produced by Zodiac Media Production House  



What’s Your Excuse?

ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship by Courtney Russell With the start of any New Year it is important to reflect on all that you have in your life. It seems as though people are always blaming their circumstances for who they are today and what they have been...

Cruising at Chuns Reef, Haleiwa

Cruising at Chuns Reef, Haleiwa

Nica Sliders

Nica Sliders

Second Hand Stoke

Second Hand Stoke After a surfboard drive led by California-based foundation Positive Vibe Warriors, the future of Jamaican surfing is looking brighter than ever. By Ashtyn Douglas | Photos by Grant Ellis Published in Surfer Magazine   Ivah Wilmot’s sun-bleached...

Surfing @ 1000 Frames Per Second

Surfing @ 1000 Frames Per Second 2016 by Chris Bryan   Heres some of my favourite moments from 2016. Thanks to all the amazing surfers i was fortunate enough to work with. All images where shot using the Phantom Flex 4K camera with Arri Ultra Prime lenses and...

Making a Cardboard Alaia Surfboard

When Kieren Giffen noticed a handful of cardboard boxes being thrown away by his neighbor he had an idea. He decided to build an alaia surfboard. 

Wave Speed Explained

        The sun is the source of all surf. Waves of solar energy are transmitted through space, absorbed by the Earth's surface, emitted up into the atmosphere as heat, transformed to kinetic energy of wind, and then transferred into the water to...

Skip Work And Surf

For Those Who Have Ever Driven A VW To The Beach A nice little video clip of a unique group of surfing Volkswagen enthusiasts.  Volkswagen vans and surfing culture have a long intertwining history and Rich Kimball is right in the middle of it. As a community organizer...

Personal Story: Aaron Chang

Personal Story: Aaron Chang by Bryan Jennings - Posted on Walking On Water Aaron Chang has traveled to the far ends of the earth as a world-renowned surf and ocean photographer. His list of professional accomplishments and accolades are impressive. Yet his heart for...

2016 International Surfing Day at SPI

2016 International Surfing Day at South Padre Island Over 90 volunteers from the local surfing community showed up to help over 120 kids catch their first waves of the summer. Below are several links with pictures and videos of the event brought by the Surfrider...

The Biggest Board

42' Surfboard with 66 Surfers on one wave sets Guinness World Record


HOW TO BUY A SURFBOARD Your guide to choosing your next magic stick By Surfer Magazine   While new surfboard designs have all become more user-friendly, the number of choices can sometimes be overwhelming. We use these same five tips with every customer we work...

Strong Water – Surfing in Montana

Strong Water - Surfing in Montana by Jordan Halland on Vimeo Kayakers discover surfing in a river in Montana, and a surfing community is born.

Surfboard Shaper Eric Arakawa Builds Boards for Happiness and a Higher Calling – The Inertia

Each winter, when the world's best surfers visit the North Shore of Oahu, they send hundreds of orders for custom surfboards to one shaper: Eric Arakawa. Arakawa is well known for making arguably the highest quality boards for charging big waves on the North Shore,...

To those who love to surf, we salute you!

If you love surfing and especially surfing on South Padre Island, this website is for you. Surfing is more than just a sport or a hobby. It is a way of living, a lifestyle that flows through and touches every aspect of our lives. The way we look at things. The way we express ourselves.

Surfers come from all walks of life, work in many different fields and industries. We all are different yet we all have one thing in common – a love for the ocean and the waves that it brings us.

For some surfing is a chance to escape for awhile leaving their problems on the beach. For others its a chance to become a kid again, if only for a few waves. Whatever motivates us to paddle out, at times even in frigid water, its that sensation that only a surfer knows that keeps us coming back.

To those fellow artists that share the love of riding on a liquid canvas, to the surf tribe, this gathering spot is for you…

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