Surf Culture

We are excited to hear about what Jonah has been up to recently! Please check out his guest blog below!

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

The past two weekends I had a Surfing America Prime event at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz and a Volcom event at Pismo Beach. The waves in Santa Cruz were big; big wave surfer Peter Mel was actually out there as water patrol surfing 15 foot waves on a 9’6 gun at the middle peak. the water was really cold, but i was warm in my 5:4:3 hooded Cypher wetsuit and neo-goo booties from Quiksilver. To get out into the water I had to jump off a rock about six feet high and there were eight foot waves breaking on it, with non-stop set waves coming through. I had a board that was too small and was really slidey, but luckily I still got 9th in the Prime event. For the Pismo contest the waves were really walled and it was super hard to pick a good one, so unfortunately I lost in the semi- finals. Although I lost earlier than I wanted, I still had a great time at the event hanging out with my friends from there, and getting to see Nate Tyler! Hopefully I will do better next time in the Prime event at Upper Trestles next month.

 

Jonah Pierce

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O’Neill wetsuits has partnered with Hansen’s Surf Shop and Bird’s Surf Shed to bring you two special evenings with legendary surfer, Shaun Tomson.  Shaun is a World Champion surfer and writer who will be sharing his newest book, The Code.  This inspirational presentation explores the power of  “I will.”

Parents are strongly encouraged to bring the family to these events!  Middle school aged kids and up!  Everyone will be able to enjoy this event!

 

Hansen’s

Wednesday August 7th at 7pm

1105 South Coast Highway Encinitas, CA 92024

760-753-6595

 

Bird’s Surf Shed

Thursday August 8th at 7pm

1091 West Morena Blvd.  San Diego, CA 92110

619-276-2473

10 reasons you should go surfing

Why you should be in the water now

Surfing has been around for… God only knows how long! If you never thought it was “your thing” maybe you should reconsider! Here are 10 reasons you should go surfing: [click to continue…]

The big south swell arrives at Easter Island and Kohl Christensen paddles out into “triple black diamond” surf. Final episode in the three-part series.

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While Kohl Christensen and Danilo Couto were in Ireland, a much larger swell formed off the coast. The forecast was calling for huge, windy seas, but the chance there might be a window to surf kept them where they were. It was the right call, and it brought them some of the biggest, craziest surf they’d seen all year.

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Kohl Christensen and Danilo Couto chase a massive swell to Ireland where they are greeted by snow, hail, rain and huge barrels. Other surfers include Nic Von Rupp, Alain Riou, Eric Rebiere, Tom Butler and Kurt Rist. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week were massive conditions create an almost perfect storm.

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South Coast Surf Shops History

A Little History Lesson of South Coast Surf Shop

If you stopped into any of our stores lately, you’ve probably seen some changes! Our new girls shop in OB is looking great and our men’s store 4 doors up has undergone a facelift with a new wetsuit and surfboard section, as well as new vendor and footwear sections. In light of all these great changes, we wanted to give you a little history lesson of good ol’ South Coast!

Keep reading and you could win a South Coast hoodie!

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6 airline surf baggage tips for traveling surfers

Quick Tips for Traveling Surfers

Sunscreen? Check! Wax? Check! Surfboard? Check! Packing for your epic surf trip is only half the battle! The other half? Dealing with the airlines and luggage! I asked our expert travelers for helpful hints on traveling with your boards! [click to continue…]

Ryland recently traveled down to Nicaragua and scored some great waves with great people and here are the clips to prove it.

Nicaragua with Ryland Rubens from Ryland Rubens on Vimeo.