Surfing

SOUNDING THE TRUMPETS : DAY ONE

October 10, 2001 “Damn, you guys got all kinds of killer shit. What’s it all for?” The Washington gas station attendant couldn’t help but gasp. Lined up at his Texaco island were no less than seven vehicles armed with eight…

SOUNDING THE TRUMPETS : DAY TWO

October 11, 2001 Picture your high school history class — except that the teacher is legendary waterman Brian Keaulana and your favorite big-wave heroes — guys like Darryl “Flea” Virostko, Shawn “Barney” Barron, Shane Dorian and Ken Bradshaw — are…

SOUNDING THE TRUMPETS : DAYS THREE AND FOUR

October 14, 2001 Howling, 40-mile-an-hour south winds, pissing rain, a 28-mile stretch of beach with endless rows of storm surf. . .while most of us would flee to the nearest Cineplex during these conditions, Brian Keaulana and his crew of…

PASS ON SATURDAY, AT EASE FOR CHRISTMAS

Exciting isn’t it? The newer model runs have evolved to show an increased likelihood of South winds at CR Zone on Saturday, and the core of the storm is going to stay somewhat further NW of where I’d really like…

ODYSSEY EUROPEAN EXPEDITION

The Billabong Odyssey, the three year quest to seek and ride the world’s largest waves, has just completed a surprise eight-day expedition to the European Continent to intercept a pair of potent North Atlantic swells. For the first time in…