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Happy new year, readers! I don’t really believe in new year’s resolutions. Too much pressure – just look at my gym by January 20th! (It’s empty by then, if you didn’t get the joke.) But if I were to make a few this year, I would resolve to write more, read more, surf more and […]
Had to delay posting this until this morning. Enjoy. *** I’m writing this from my gate at the Montreal airport where I’m waiting on a flight back to LA, delayed most likely due to weather. It’s cold here for a California girl – like, snow-blanketing-tree-branches cold. Like I-bought-snow-boots-for-the-first-time cold (and thank God I did!). My blood’s […]
Posted: December 12th, 2014 under sports, surfing, tech/web, travel.
Tags: asp, dusty payne, gabriel medina, hawaii, ian walsh, ISA, mahina maeda, north shore, sebastian zietz, sunset beach, surf, surfers, surfing, turtle bay, vans triple crown, vtcs, wct, world tour
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Ray Rice might not be a Baltimore Raven anymore, but he is allowed to play in the NFL once again after an arbitrator ruled Roger Goodell’s indefinite suspension of the running back an abuse of discretion. “Abuse.” It’s a word that put Rice in […]
Above: A recent sketch from Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” featuring some sweet dancercising, outfits. Last week’s episode of “Key & Peele” featured a strangely dark – yet still hilarious – skit about a fake 1980s era dance aerobics competition gone terribly wrong. The whole spectacle – shot brilliantly in homage to the aerobic dance movement that hit a […]
Posted: November 24th, 2014 under sports.
Tags: aerobic dance, aerodance, alan thicke, ANAC, dance, dance aerobics, exercise, jordan peele, keegan-michael key, key & peele, olympics, sportaerobics, YouTube
Above: The official trailer for “Surfwise” (2007). Last Monday, Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, the patriarch of the so-called “First Family of Surfing,” died in Newport Beach, Ca. due to complications from a femur injury. He was 93. In the pantheon of quirky characters in surfing, surely Doc earned his place. A Stanford-trained doctor, he gave up a […]
Posted: November 16th, 2014 under sports, surfing, writing.
Tags: doc paskowitz, documentary, dorian paskowitz, israel paskowitz, izzy paskowitz, paskowitz, san clemente, surf, surf camp, surfers healing, surfwise
Above: Kelly and I take a break from eating stadium food and doing insightful commentary to take a selfie. What do two overworked graduate fellows do on a Sunday night to turn off their brains? Go to a soccer game! At least that’s what my colleague, Kelly, and I did by nabbing last-minute tickets to […]
A previous version of this blog post erroneously suggested that “The OC Throwdown” is a CrossFit-sanctioned event and pre-cursor to the CrossFit Games. It is not a CrossFit-sanctioned event. However, outlets including ESPN describe Ogar’s injury as the result of training for the CrossFit Games. Above video: A clip from HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” season 1 that […]