Nine Lights founder Jeff Beck – improving surfboards by placing the stringer on the outside

Last weekend, while attending the Sunset Beach Handplane Demo Day, I met a fascinating surfboard shaper by the name of Jeff Beck. Through his company, Nine Lights, Jeff is performing some incredible experiments that could change the surfing industry. He had many of his boards on-hand to try for free, which is a regular part …

The amazing shots of surf photographer Morgan Maassen

  Morgan Maassen is possibly the world’s most talented surf photographer. All you have to do is look at these shots and you will be impressed. He is also a past winner of the¬†Follow the Light Foundation. Here are 8 of his images pulled from his public Facebook page, where you can find tons more. …

*Enjoy Handplanes turns bodysurfing into art

*Enjoy handplanes¬†set themselves apart in the bodysurfing industry by turning their creations into one-of-a-kind art. It is amazing, the creativity and beauty they put into these little planes, with everything from DIY craft to pure artist illustrations, simple coloring and classic lines. Of course, one has to mention that all of these handplanes are made …

The most fun had all summer – The Paipo Stokefest 2012

The Paipo (pronounced pie-po), a member of the family of ancient Hawaiian surfboards like the alaia and olo, is experiencing a resurgence and finding a place back in the lineup. The small, flat, wooden bellyboards have become so popular that The Paipo Society decided to create a summer gathering.     Over 75 stoked people …

Wooden surfboards are on the rise – interview with Spirare Surfboards: Kevin Cunningham

Just a few questions from the Liquid Salt interview:   Tell us a little about yourself. What is your background? I was born in Baltimore and spent summers growing up in Ocean City Maryland. I moved to Rhode Island to attend the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000. I started shaping boards while I …

Evolution – the year is 1969

Evolution, a Paul Witzig Film. Featuring Nat Young, Wayne Lynch, Ted Spencer and many more great surfers. Evolution is a natural change, an unfolding. Original soundtrack by Tamam Shud Available now on DVD from select stores and WITZIG.COM.AU

Green surfboards

The best surfboards in the world are the most toxic. Take any professional surfer and she/he will be riding a high tech stick packed with the latest innovations. It will also be the worst possible board for the environment not only in its materials, but in the creation, disposal, and in effects on workers creating …