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August Odyssey

August Odysseys – the “Endless Summer” trip still resonates

August Odysseys – the “Endless Summer” trip still resonates

August Odysseys – It’s your board, man. I’ll make whatever you like.

August Odysseys – It’s your board, man. I’ll make whatever you like.

I recently accepted an invitation back to the place where my formative years were spent, Huntington Beach, California, for a very special reason. The18th annual induction cere

August Odysseys – Showing off for the movie cameras

August Odysseys – Showing off for the movie cameras

Preparations for the “Endless Summer 2” movie started in Costa Rica. The movie features Robert “Wingnut” Weaver and Pat O’Connell, who wanted me as their mentor.

August Odysseys –  Waimea

August Odysseys – Waimea

Before she moved to Costa Rica, Kristen Brown was a very dedicated athlete on the basketball court. Kristen is a strong, talented girl who actually received a full basketball

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

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