Daize Shayne – Biography

September 11, 2015

When it comes to opportunities, Sarah Rose Shayne had it all: cool nickname, good looks, surf talent, and a relentless artistic spirit, but most of all, she had the fortune of perfect timing. “Daize” Shayne glided into surf culture awareness as the epitome of the Roxy Girl. Young, graceful, healthy, and seemingly without care; she […]

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Gabriel Medina – Biography

January 6, 2015

When asked by Surfer Magazine whom he considered his greatest rivals, Brazilian goofy foot Gabriel Medina responded simply, “Everyone really.” But after his seemingly unobstructed rise to the top of surfing, Medina’s answer should be “no one.” To be frank, Gabriel “Gabby” Medina surfs like a machine. That’s not hyperbole. It’s objective, empirical fact. Every […]

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Jennifer Smith – Biography

December 3, 2014

It is obvious for anyone who has seen her ride a wave. Jennifer Smith’s approach to surfing is all about letting it go and letting it flow naturally. Nothing is forced and nothing is separate; body and mind are one. The wave, the board, the heart, the mind all connect to create something altogether new […]

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Cori Shumacher – Interview

May 26, 2014

In my research for your bio, I have come to the assumption that you are not the type of woman who sits back and lets the system dictate your fate. Your life decisions and career choices show you are willing to sacrifice for your ideals. Are there any specific aspects of your childhood/ adolescence that […]

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Lindsey Steinriede – Biography

May 1, 2014

Lindsey Steinriede – Biography Lindsey Steinriede described her 2011 ASP World Championship rather bluntly as she headed into the final contest: “It’s not necessarily that I don’t care, it’s just that competitive surfing has never been a priority to me.” Emotionally, she dedicated that same year and that win to her late father, for the […]

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Cori Schumacher – Biography

January 20, 2014

Cori Schumacher – Biography Although rooted in nature and balance, modern surfing often appears somewhat lopsided when viewed through the prism of its media and advertising. Watch a DVD or open a magazine, and it’s plain to see that surfing as its portrayed is a boy’s club. There isn’t much debate there. Pinning down the […]

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Duane DeSoto – Biography

December 9, 2013

Duane DeSoto – Biography Makaha is a wave that carries a pretty heavy reputation. Beneath the spare beauty of the red clay mountains and deep blue water and often times massive rolling swells flourishes a local culture that demands respect from all who come. It has been said that if visitors show up there with […]

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Eric Arakawa – Biography

October 10, 2013

Eric Arakawa – Biography The question begs to be answered: What’s in a name? If the name is Eric Arakawa, it means that those words penciled along the surfboard stringer helped the Ho brothers and the late Ronnie Burns reset the boundaries of North Shore free surf performance. His is the name Andy Irons trusted […]

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Matthew “Spider” Murphy – Biography

August 19, 2013

Matthew “Spider” Murphy – Biography   Great surfing is a momentary, mystical and serendipitous meeting of the right rider and the right shaper in the right place and time. Matthew “Spider” Murphy and Shaun Tomson are characters in just such a lightning strike moment that begins at pro surfing’s birth. Arguably one of the most […]

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Maurice Cole – Interview

July 1, 2013

Maurice Cole – Interview   First off, how is your health? Many interviews mention your diagnosis with cancer and your lifestyle changes, but how are you now?   At the moment, I am recovering from a couple of months of radio therapy and 9 months of hormones with still 9 months to go.  So I […]

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