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Surfers Turned Criminal Masterminds- Part Two: Rick Rasmussen

Surfers Turned Criminal Masterminds- Part Two: Rick Rasmussen

Historically, there’s always been something about surfing that draws ne’er-do-wells and degenerates into its ranks. It could be the pastimes countercultural roots or the freewheeling hedonism the lifestyle encourages. Or perhaps it’s the simple fact an obsession with chasing waves around the world ain’t exactly conducive with traditional modes of employ. Whatever the reason, everywhere […]

Plastering Your Shred-Mobile In Sweet-Ass Surf Stickers Could Make Your Insurance Void!

Plastering Your Shred-Mobile In Sweet-Ass Surf Stickers Could Make Your Insurance Void!

Picture the scene: It’s Friday evening. You’re zipping down the M5 listening to your favourite surf trip psych-up playlist. According to the forecast, a magical weekend of waves awaits you in the west country. Just in case the loosely thrown shaka bobbing up and down out the open window and the even more loosely strapped […]

Surfers Turned Criminal Masterminds- Part One: Ross Ulbricht

Surfers Turned Criminal Masterminds- Part One: Ross Ulbricht

Historically, there’s always been something about surfing that draws ne’er-do-wells and degenerates into its ranks. It could be the pastimes countercultural roots or the freewheeling hedonism the lifestyle encourages. Or perhaps it’s the simple fact an obsession with chasing waves around the world ain’t exactly conducive with traditional modes of employ. Whatever the reason, everywhere […]

Is Localism A Hate Crime?

Is Localism A Hate Crime?

You know the story: you’re at a break somewhere you don’t live or regularly surf. Someone walks/paddles up, almost certainly a male, probably middle-aged but not necessarily, and asks, ‘Where (the fuck) are you from?’ Given the abrupt, aggressive nature of the question, given that the vibe isn’t friendly curiosity as in, ‘oh yeah, my […]

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