As the ink dries out of surf print, Chas and David discuss Surfer Magazine’s recent acquisition, the dangers of our necessity for immediate gratification, and how The National Enquirer can add value to Surfer’s legacy. Plus surfing dogs, wedding bells, and a single, post-apocalyptic sinner! Enjoy!

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Come to the premiere screenings of “Thank You, Mother” this week.

US tour dates:

  • Thursday 7th 7.30pm – Encinitas – La Paloma Theatre – $15 at venue or online at: https://thankyoumother.brownpapertickets.com/
  • Friday 8th – LA – Venice Beach – The Waterfront, 8pm, $5 at the door
  • Saturday 9th 7:30pm – San Francisco – Mollusk Surf Shop, Irving Street – $5 donation at door.
  • *NY, TBD
  • Friday 15th 5:30pm – Florida Surf Film Festival  – Atlantic Center for the Arts,1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Tickets: Children $10 Adults $20 available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-noise-thank-you-mother-other-shorts-tickets-54982383790



How could you ever replace the venerable Grant Ellis??


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Friday was my last day @surfer_magazine, the company was sold and my position was made redundant. I spent the last 15 and a half years as the photo editor of the magazine I dreamed of being apart of as a child. I opened my first issue in the mid 1980’s and got my first postage stamp picture published in around 1998, of @rosswilliamshawaii surfing #JBay. I remember my first full page shot of @tajamos and then my first cover of @taylor_knox and thinking it doesn’t get any better than this. Then came the position of photo editor, Wow, incredible. This job has been a dream. I have met and traveled to amazing destinations with some of my childhood heroes. One of the highlights was a trip with @markocchilupo #Andyirons @lukeegan and @daverasta. Every trip has been an adventure, having traveled all over the globe with amazing people. The job has not always been easy it came with challenges which I have learned from. I am really excited about my future I am still just as passionate about surfing as I ever have been. It is so exciting to watch and be part of these days. I plan to stay involved in the lifestyle I have been dedicated to since the age of 8 and look forward to spending even more time out there amongst the action and excitement that is surfing today. I wanted to send this to everyone that has been a friend, a mentor, a teacher and a critic over the years. Thank you all it has helped me guided me and made me wiser.

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Dogs on surfboards?



Super Bowl?

Surfing after a rain?


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