| Oct 31, 2012
| 8:44 AM
A 25-year-old surfer is expected to recover after being bitten by a shark in Humboldt County, authorities said. The surfer was bitten shortly before noon Tuesday while surfing the North Jetty near Eureka Municipal Airport, the Humboldt County Sheriff's...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:53 PM
A 25-year-old surfer who was bitten by a shark in Humboldt County on Tuesday said he punched the shark to get away. ”I opened my eyes underwater and punched the shark on the side of the head until it released......
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The 34th annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions kicks off April 27 with a surf & skate auction featuring one-of-a-kind skate decks and customized surf boards. The event is part of an annual fundraiser for the Venice Family Clinic....
| Mar 27, 2012
Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81.
Stevenson, who had Parkinson's disease, died Sunday at Santa...
| Oct 21, 2012
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — My husband, Eddie, was allergic to his wedding ring.
I know that sounds like a bad opening to a novel, but aside from the traditional growing pains, we were solid. So instead of overanalyzing the fact that his skin became...
| Oct 21, 2012
Beautiful Kauai can get crowded. Here are 10 ways to ditch the crowds (and save some money).
Get your gear on: As you leave Lihue Airport, stop at Kalapaki Beach at Kama'Aina Surf & Sport, owned by Miguel (Migz) Graham, a former pro surfer, Kauai born...
| Oct 25, 2012
One of the greatest child phenomenons in surfing history, Donald Takayama saved up money from his paper route to buy a plane ticket to travel from one boarding mecca to another.
He arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, a Hawaiian runaway with $10 in...
| May 23, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Well into his 70s, Terry Martin could be found most days in his Dana Point workshop sanding blocks of polyurethane foam into precision-shaped surfboards. With his big white beard and barrel chest, Martin looked like Santa riding out a blizzard of swirling...
| Aug 24, 2012
In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:47 AM
First published on Aug. 28, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
We'll call the movie "Three Beaches and an Airport." It'll star Hugh Grant as a buttoned-up business traveler who is separated from his job, money and luggage at LAX, then befriended...