| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Is surfwear giant Quiksilver going after J. Crew and Madewell? It certainly seems like it from the look of the brand's first ever women's boutique, which opened this week at the Malibu Lumber Yard....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Surfing Heritage Foundation has named Bolton Colburn, who recently stepped down as the head of the Laguna Art Museum after 14 years, as its new executive director....
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2012
It was a stormy fall day a year ago when I met my friend Dave for coffee. He in turn had invited another of his friends to join us. The two men had just returned from a European trek, London to Croatia.
I was surprised by Dave's friend. He was about 33,...
| Jul 28, 2012
Not many people had heard of stand-up paddleboarding until 10 years ago, when surfing star Laird Hamilton started catching gigantic waves standing on an oversized surfboard that he propelled with a long outrigger kayak paddle. But SUP, as it's known,...
| Nov 12, 2012
As one of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory "rocket boys," engineer Herman Bank had already helped launch the Space Age when wobbly surfboards strapped atop his station wagon in the early 1960s led him to another design frontier.
After securing his cargo...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:30 AM
About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show.
> Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show
Ride makers use the...
| 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...
| 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...