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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Maurice Cole – Biography

May 3, 2013

Maurice Cole – Biography Turning negatives into positives is Australian surfboard shaper Maurice Cole’s  philosophy for life, and he has employed that approach to solidify a place among the pantheon of shaping dignitaries who craft boards not just for surfers… but for the world’s greatest surfers. Tom Curren, Mark Occhilupo, Taj Burrow and Kelly Slater […]

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George Downing – Biography

March 7, 2013

In his interview here at World Champions of Surfing, Fred Hemmings gushed about his most magical surfboard: “I was looking for the basic elements that make great surfboards. What are the greatest boards ever? …For me it was Blue Max. It did what I feel strongly a good board should do: be dependable in all […]

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Joel Parkinson – Biography

January 8, 2013

ASP judges are told in no uncertain terms that style cannot count in any objective assessment of surfing. The argument is that style is a subjective concept that cannot be defined numerically. However, if style in surfing can be defined as control, speed, and poise in difficult situations, then Australian Joel “Parko” Parkinson should have […]

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