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August Odyssey

August Odysseys – The shirts cleverly read, “I got my crabs from Dirty Dick’s.”

August Odysseys – The shirts cleverly read, “I got my crabs from Dirty Dick’s.”

Back in the late 1970s, on the Atlantic coast of the United States, there weren’t too many surf shops quite yet. So I sent a big container filled with surfboards and shirts from California to Miami. From there, I rented the biggest van I could to transport the merchandise up the East Coast for distribution. I was alone on the trip. The idea was to cruise the whole coastline, going to different surf shops and showing them what we had. (more…)

Lifestyle –  August Odysseys August 2017

Lifestyle – August Odysseys August 2017

When Bruce Brown made the decision to travel the world making the original Endless Summer movie in 1964, he explained how we would be gone for eight months and he would pay fo

August Odysseys – Happy Birthday!

August Odysseys – Happy Birthday!

Last month I made it to the ripe age of 72. It was June 6th to be exact. The Witch’s Rock Surf Camp crew pulled off a little surprise party for me with cake, mariachis, and

August Odysseys – Incredible Waves

August Odysseys – Incredible Waves

Every month, I enjoy flipping through The Howler and checking out the featured stories of the month. In the April- May issue, I read an interesting piece about The Science of

August Odysseys – Custom Boards

August Odysseys – Custom Boards

August Odyssey: History of the Surfboard

August Odyssey: History of the Surfboard

In the beginning, waveriders were making boards from solid wood. They were really heavy–like 120 pounds–and not easy to manage or ride. You kept in shape just lugg

August Odysseys – “Shark” Endless Summer

August Odysseys – “Shark” Endless Summer

Way back in the dim mists of history, we were shooting “Endless Summer” and had just driven from Cape Town to Durban where, to our surprise, there were surfers; well, mayb

August Odysseys – Raw Waves

August Odysseys – Raw Waves

It was way back in 1962 and I was travelling through South Africa with the crew of “Endless Summer” looking for waves and surfers for the movie. We had seen some awesome b

August Odyssey – The Perfect Wave

August Odyssey – The Perfect Wave

Way back in my earlier years – funny how many of my stories start this way – I guess it was in the ‘70s, I used to play a lot of golf and was very serious about the game

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