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February 20th, 2008 | By | 919 Comments



Because we all could use a little more culture in our lives, The Surf Gallery will be hosting an artists reception this Friday from 6pm to 10 pm for their latest exhibition, New Emmissions in Sight and Sound, presented by Globe. The collection includes new photo works from Scott Soens, Dustin Humphrey, DJ Struntz, Wolfgang Bloch, Andrew Kidman, Patrick Trefz, Joe Curren, Thor Jonnson, John Rinek, Adam Warmington, Jason Murray, and Clark Little.

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February 20th, 2008 | By | 2,251 Comments


Surfrider License Plate

We bet the South Carolina prisons have their hands full getting these bad boys out the door. The Charleston, SC, office of the Surfrider Foundation teamed with their neighboring Grand Strand chapter to create these customized license plates, which features waves, sand, sea oats, water drops and the letters “KC” for the nonprofit’s motto, “Keepers of the Coast.” The plates, which went on sale at State Department of Motor Vehicles offices last week, cost $65 in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee and are valid for two years. A portion of the fees will go to each chapter for environmental projects and education initiatives. We haven’t heard if any other states plan to offer similar plates, but it’s well worth urging your local Surfrider chapter to follow suit.

February 19th, 2008 | By | 2,328 Comments


The “wicked” in this case is the “awesome” kind, as we’ve just learned the roster at FOAM Magazine now includes the powerhouse talents of Kristina Dechter (see above) and Monica Campana. Well known in most East Coast fashion circles, Kristina began her career at Lucky Magazine where she served as the Associate Fashion News Editor, and also pulled double duty as a very-in-demand stylist at Paper Magazine. In 2005 she became the Style Editor at Time Out New York while also contributing to the New York Times. Her current modus operandi: “I want FOAM to be the industry’s ambassador to the worlds of fashion and culture.” Monica joins FOAM as its Associate Publisher, fresh from serving as the Brand Manager and National Sales Manager for Salinas Swimwear. Prior to Salinas, Monica climbed the corporate ladder at TransWorld Media where she ultimately reigned as the Associate Publisher for TransWorld Skateboarding. Congratulations ladies. Expect everyone and their mother to be calling you for a job.

February 14th, 2008 | By | 77 Comments



20K and a new jet ski was awarded to West Australian surfer Alex “Alfy” Cater for earning top honors at the Oakley Surfing Life Biggest Wave Awards in Sydney. His terrifying session on a 14-meter wave near Margaret River helped him edge out three other massive rides recorded on the same day by Queenslander Mark Visser and Hawaiians Jamie Sterling and Ian Walsh, who travelled halfway round the globe to meet the swell last September. “Now I can pay the taxman all the money I’ve owed him for the past few years.”