A weird week in the surf world brought us unseasonably epic weather and surf, but an untimely loss of a legend. Read what our favorite folks to follow had to say over the holiday, and keep up with SWELL’s steady stream of twitterrhea.
With heavy hearts we must announce that Sean Collins, Surfline’s founder, president & chief forecaster has passed away. http://t.co/pb3j8NCe
We all owe Sean Collins a debt of gratitude for opening the doors to one of the most elusive wonders of the world… good waves. His untimely passing took a huge toll on the surfing world, and the gift of Surfline he left behind will be daily reminders of his greatness.
Celebrate his life at the memorial paddle out, Sunday, January 8th at 11AM. Throw flowers from the pier or suit up and enjoy the waves.
I’m pretty much surfing’s version of Tim Tebow…except the winning, God and not getting laid parts.
Impostor or not, @Daynolds’ “blunt” honesty and humorous self portrayal explains why Dane Reynolds is the 5th most talked about surfer in the media. But how can a guy bite the hand that feeds him, quit the tour, and still land 7 figure contracts? Well, maybe we’re all sarcastic punks who glorify apathy, and destined to grow musty neckbeards.