Monthly Archives: January 2012

Water Play: Whales and Dolphins

Love this video posted on Boing Boing showing dolphins and whales at play.


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Life’s Better in Board Shorts

Window display at ZJ Boarding House surf shop in Santa Monica, CA.

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Quiksilver’s Water Dancer with Stephanie Gilmore

My two favorite things: surfing and dance. Follow Stephanie Gilmore as she travels around New York City interviewing premiere dancers to see what motivates and inspires them to move and create. Check out this exploration of the relationship of surfing and dance at

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Photo: Barrel on a Building

Love the wave and sunglasses mural on the side of a building under construction on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA.

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Paddle-Out for Sean Collins tribute coverage on Sean Collins

We cannot imagine how people kept up with local surf conditions and news of the surf world before, the website founded by Sean Collins. Sadly, Collins died last month. He was honored with a paddle-out in Huntington Beach this weekend.

From an LA Time article on the tribute, “When asked recently what he would tell novice surfers today, Collins, according to, replied: ‘Follow your passion, try to be a really good person and a good judge of character and then just surround yourself with a great team and really good people. Add lots of luck and all kinds of great things can happen!’ ” More coverage on

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Rose Bowl Parade: Surf’s Up Float

The “Surf’s Up” float in today’s Rose Bowl Parade included a pool with surfing dogs. Woo hoo!

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Click Your Heels And Wish For a Great 2012

Spotted on a beach walk today: little girl shoes that looked like Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

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