Archive for April, 2012



April 26, 2012 — This week marks the premiere of ‘Code Red’ on YouTube’s action sports channel Network A. ‘Code Red’ documents the historic events of August 27, 2011, when the Billabong Pro Tahiti was called off due to surf in excess of 20 feet detonating on the shallow reef at the heaviest wave in […]


Jamie Mitchell “Decade of Dominance” – Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships

Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships will be Highlighted in New Documentary “Decade of Dominance” Newport Beach Film Festival April 28 6pm Lido Theater Tickets can be purchased at An eyeDeal Pictures feature film – View Trailer Newport Beach, CA – Once again the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships will be the backdrop […]


The Innovations of Hobie – An Exhibition

To kick-off its new rotating exhibition series, Surfing Heritage Foundation is excited to announce the opening of the exhibition The Innovations of Hobie. The beach lifestyle apparel industry in Orange County-arguably the epicenter of the industry-has largely built itself from the early innovations of Hobie Alter. This exhibition focusing on the hallmarks of Hobie’s innovations […]


RIP William Hixon, 68, East Coast Surf Pioneer,

RIP William Hixon, 68, surf pioneer, appraiser later in life by John F. Morrison Philadelphia Daily News Bill Hixon was a legend in the rarefied world of Florida surfing, where intrepid young people relish tropical storms and other coastal upheavals that send normal people fleeing, to test their skill and courage against the wild waves. […]


Malibu Surfer Kenny Price Remembered

Photo courtesy Tom Morey by Y (aka Tom Morey) Like with many surfer pals, you don’t quite know where you met. Maybe in the water at Malibu. Or was I standing by a fire in the pit, watching when someone said, “Hey, there goes Green Water!” “So what? Who the }#%^^ is Green Water?” – […]

Michael Peterson Tribute Memorial Paddle Out @Kirra – April 14th

From The Australian SOME of Australia’s top surfers will pay tribute to Michael Peterson on Saturday, April 14, when they join a a traditional “paddle out” to farewell the King of Kirra. World champions Rabbit Bartholomew and Mick Fanning, along with Peterson’s younger brother Tommy, will address the crowd before surfers paddle out off Kirra […]

The Buddy – A Short Story by Gerry Lopez

by Gerry Lopez If you’re interested in more stories from Gerry, check out his Patagonia blog, The Cleanest Line, or his book Surf Is Where You Find It – a hardbound collection of 38 stories with new and vintage photographs. —————————————— Except for his rather large collection of blues records, there were not, in a […]


Peter Mel Crowned Big Wave World Tour Champion

Big Wave World Tour Concludes Third Season 2011/2012 BWWT Champion – Peter Mel April 4, 2012 – Oceanside, California – The Big Wave World Tour has just concluded its third successful season and will be crowning Big Wave World Tour Champion, Peter Mel, later this month. Theseason started out strong at the extremely consistent big […]


Theme is “California Gold”; Auction set for May 11, 2013; Randy Rarick to Emcee APRIL 4, 2012, (SAN CLEMENTE, CA.) — — The Surfing Heritage Foundation today announced that Quiksilver Waterman Collection has signed on as presenting sponsor for the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction. The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman […]


JAMIE MITCHELL INTRODUCES “SURVIVOR SUP” RACE PINNACLE OF THE QUIKSILVER WATERMAN COLLECTION WAIKIKI PADDLE FESTIVAL May 5&6, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki REGISTRATION IS OPEN HONOLULU – April 2, 2012 – Jamie Mitchell’s diverse racing background includes Australian Surf Lifesaving races, ocean Iron Man duels, a decade of victorious Molokai Channel crossings, and a […]