(April 2, 2021) Picture a not-so-untypical winter day. It’s overcast, foggy, misty, cold and penetrating.
(Feb. 12, 2021) Crummy surf. It’s an issue that any surfer has to face, anywhere in the world, but all too often on the East Coast of the United States.
(Jan. 8, 2021) We’re coming off a nice fall season. The weather was good and the waves consistent.
(Dec. 18, 2020) We’ll start this one with a little humor.
(Nov. 6, 2020) The month of October produced quite a bit of activity in the ocean.
(Oct. 16, 2020) Note: The following is not meant to be offensive in any way.
(Sept. 25, 2020) As of this writing, Labor Day is a memory, well behind us in the rearview mirror.
(Aug. 28, 2020) “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Sounds like a Christmas carol or television or radio ad doesn’t it?
(Aug. 14, 2020) I’ve recently been reading a very interesting and timely article. Ironically, it parallels what is going on today with the coronavirus, also known as covid-19.
(June 26, 2020) This coronavirus is no light matter. By now, that is more than obvious.
(March 27, 2020) Note: This article is by no means meant to counter a recent sign I saw about the closing of the Ocean City beach and Boardwalk due to the corona virus.
(March 13, 2020) I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently and it reminded me of how the surf is subject to change with our beach break sand bottom conditions.
(Jan. 17, 2020) Last week I had the opportunity and pleasure to speak to one of the most wizened guys in this whole surf thing.
(Jan. 10, 2020) Surfing and traveling seem to go hand in hand and we’re coming up on a good time of year to take a trip.
(Dec . 20, 2019) Winter surfing is a theme that can be almost endlessly discussed and so we’ll continue in that vein.
(Dec. 13, 2019) I recently read a very interesting book authored by Susan Casey, “The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean.”
(Nov. 29, 2019) Ah, winter has started and with it “winter surfing.”
(Nov. 22, 2019) Another session of Surf Into Integrity has wrapped up at Stephen Decatur Middle School.
(Nov. 15, 2019) So here’s a typical surfboard. It will include a fin or fins, a leash, a waxed deck if currently being ridden, and possibly a traction pad or pads.
(Oct 25, 2019) When was the last time you went on a surf trip and didn’t get any surf?
(Oct. 18, 2019) Another session of the Surf Into Integrity program has started at the Stephen Decatur Middle School.
(Sept. 27, 2019) So I took a little walk on the beach the other day just to check things out in the water.
(Sept. 13, 2019) We’re about right smack dab in the middle of it. That’s correct, boys and girls, hurricane season is of what I speak and Hurricane Dorian the specific storm.
(Sept. 6, 2019) Hurricane season should never be taken lightly.
(Aug. 30, 2019) “Well, the sun’s not so hot in the sky today, I can see summertime slipping away,” from James Taylors’ “September Grass,” written by John I. Sheldon.
(Aug. 23, 2019) A recent surf contest reminded me of the virtues of Assateague Island.
(Aug. 16, 2019) “Baseball is a game. Football is a sport. Surfing is a disease.” – Annonymous
(Aug. 9, 2019) It’s important to have equipment that will work properly.
(July 12, 2019) The column prior to this one centered around observing a surf spot and getting a good idea of what was going on before heading into the water.
(June 28, 2019) I offer surf lessons at the shop. It’s pretty low key and done upon request and by appointment.
(June 21, 2019) Photography is an interesting aspect of surfing.
(June 14, 2019) Every week in this fine newspaper a Commentary page appears which includes the masthead, an always timely and comedic cartoon by Marc Emond and an equally amusing column entitled “Public Eye.”
(April 19, 2019) I attended a Surfrider function recently that proved to be quite significant.
(March 22, 2019) It seems as though we’re in a unique period of being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
(March 15, 2019) It’s time for another one, another good book regarding our favorite subject, object, topic.
(March 8, 2019) I’ve run across some interesting books recently with surfing as the main theme.
(Feb. 15, 2019) Surfing is much more than just riding a wave.
(Jan. 25 2019) The seminal surf movie, “The Endless Summer,” came out in the mid 1960’s and was very influential to many.
(Jan. 18, 2019) Had a quick session recently. The air was warm for late December at about 60 degrees, people were walking around town in shorts and the Boardwalk was fairly packed.
(Dec. 28, 2018) This is just my opinion, of course, but I think that every surfer should make their own surfboard at least once.
(Dec. 14, 2018) Being the holiday and traditional gift-giving season, it might be a good idea to consider a proper gift for the surfer in your life.
(Dec. 7, 2018) Surfboard fins have been mentioned more than a few times in this column. It’s a fairly open-ended area of design and much can be said about it.
(Nov. 30, 2018) Seems like it has finally shown up.
(Nov. 23, 2018) Fins are a very important reason why surfboards do what they do.