| Feb 21, 2009
The hunt is on. Garrett McNamara hurtles 60 mph down an icy river in the Great Northwest, throttling a 255-horsepower Sea Doo jet ski loaded with surfboards. His 11-year-old son Titus clings to his back, and a reporter clings to Titus' back.
| Aug 10, 2008
Summertime vacationers lounging on hotel balconies in Huntington Beach can see more than just waves crashing on the city's 8.5-mile ribbon of sand. There are also likely to be paintball warriors, volleyball players, dirt bikers, surf pros and, improbably,...
| Aug 22, 2008
Swelling airline fees are wiping out traveling surfers' hopes of catching the next big wave.
Some airlines are now charging surfers as much as $300 to take along a surfboard. That's significantly higher than the $15 fee that big carriers began charging...
| Aug 22, 2008
Some gear's up Fees for sports equipment vary widely among airlines, so travelers should check with their carrier. Here are some sample fees by the busiest carriers at Los Angeles International Airport. Items that have no charge are required to meet...
| Sep 27, 2008
Daniel not come home.
Linda LaPorte stood in the kitchen of her home in Pascoag, R.I., holding her cellphone. Her son's Thai girlfriend was calling from San Diego, speaking a mile a minute in fractured English.
He said call mom if he not come home....
| Sep 30, 2008
It's no wonder the locals fondly call Seal Beach "Mayberry by the Sea": This quaint beach community at the northernmost tip of Orange County has retained a retro charm centered on leafy Old Town Main Street, with its eclectic shops, Irish pubs and...
| Oct 6, 2008
Even before the sun rose high enough to light the water Sunday morning, surfer Digger Green had paddled far into the Huntington Beach waves, taking a beating under the rough water.
"This is my life," said the 52-year-old native of Queensland, Australia....
| Oct 15, 2008
LOOKING seaward from Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, there's almost no sign of the Beachcomber Cafe, but if you're astraddle a surfboard in the ocean off Surfrider Beach, you probably have a pelican's-eye view of what's so special about the place --...
| Nov 7, 2008
They arrived for the memorial on a recent afternoon, filing in quietly under the steel trusses of a hangar, a motley crowd in suits, in flip-flops, in evening gowns, in pith helmets. Many were strangers to one another, their common thread a man named...
| Nov 11, 2008
Huntington Beach was a sleepy town until the early-1920s oil boom, but its main claim to fame would come after the father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, introduced the sport to the area a few years later. With eight miles of uninterrupted surf,...
| Apr 20, 2008
HELEN HUNT didn't know what to expect when she got to the Toronto Film Festival last September. There with "Then She Found Me," her feature directing, co-writing and producing debut -- she also stars, but she's done that before -- she learned that it...