Surfers claim hotel workers are stealing parking stalls at Ala Moana Bowls parking lot – Surfing LA

By ‘A’ali’i Dukelow Click here for updates on this story     HONOLULU, Hawaii (KITV) — The Ala Moana Bowls parking lot is designated specifically for beachgoers, but some surfers said they sometimes have to wait 20 minutes to park because they claim hotel workers are snagging stalls. “There are signs here that say you can’t park more than six hours, but nobody checks,” longtime surfer Kirby Fukunaga said. “If you just enforce it, I think people would abide by the rules.…

The (Painful) Process of Buying a Used Surfboard – TheInertia.com

Truth be told, until you see the board in person, you have no idea what you’re going to get. Photo: Dorien Monnens//Unsplash A couple of months ago, I snapped my favorite shortboard, a 6’0″ Vernor Chef, while surfing at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Frustratingly, the board was only a year old and had been acquired for the “industry insider” price that I used to get. Since I don’t work at a surf shop anymore, I resigned myself to Craigslist…

Christmas showers will push San Diego’s seasonal rainfall a half-inch above average

San Diego’s seasonal rainfall could rise to nearly a half-inch above average by Christmas night from the sporadic rain that’s expected to fall across the county on Saturday. Since the rainy season began on Oct. 1, San Diego International Airport has recorded 2.93 inches of precipitation. The average for the same period is 2.51 inches. Forecasters say the city could get 0.20 to 0.30 inches on Saturday. Ramona Airport is doing even better. It has recorded 4.36 inches of rain…

Iconic California surfboard shaper Hap Jacobs dies at 91 – The Mercury News – Surfing LA

Hap Jacobs, a craftsman who helped mold surf culture into what it is today and an icon among the early-day innovators who changed the surfboard-shaping industry as the sport’s popularity swelled, has died. He was 91. Jacobs, who died Saturday, Dec. 18, was among the first crop of inductees to the Hermosa Beach Surfers Hall of Fame. “I’m saddened, not only because he was an unbelievable craftsman, but he had the kindest heart,” said Dennis Jarvis, owner of Spyder Surfboards…

Ex-Huntington Beach mayor pro tempore, MMA legend Tito Ortiz lists Surf City harbour home for a neat $6 mil ahead of Christmas!

Warhol soft-core with male homosexual overtones, campy surfsploitation, extremely funny in places. “It’s not a homoerotic surf movie; it’s a surf-erotic homo movie. Honestly, as I recall, it was like Buster Keaton ate acid and had Abercrombie dudes double as the Pump House Gang. It’s a dilettante delusion, man.” – Chris Malloy on Andy Warhol’s San Diego Surf (1969) Andy Warhol still had the sand of La Jolla in his toes on June 3, 1968, when that crazed chick popped…

Surfing Santas hit waves again after going virtual due to COVID pandemic

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Before bringing those on the nice list their gifts for Christmas, Santa(s) will be riding the waves of Cocoa Beach to celebrate the holidays. Surfing Santas will once again return to Cocoa Beach on Friday, Dec. 24, after going virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [TRENDING: Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)] “Over the past decade, Surfing Santas has grown into one of the most unique and fun-filled charity events the world has…