FROM THE BLOG
Since first paddling out in 1973, Santa Cruz shaper Ward Coffey has seen a lot of cultural shifts take place both inside and outside of surfing. We sat down in his workshop a while back and discussed growing up surfing in the bay area, starting the business and shaping boards for his two sons Ben and Sam.
The O'Neill Freak Show Pro took place this past weekend at Steamer Lane...
No matter how massive, unruly or flat-out dangerous the drop into slab might be, Russell Bierke always seems to be in the right place, at the right time. His latest edit, "Flow State", will take you an audio-visual journey as Russ pushes his own boundaries and along the way giving us a little insight into what makes him tick and just how he can survive the most critical of situations.
Farias Surf and Sport has been a staple on Long Beach Island, NJ since first opening back in 1969. After Hurricane Sandy left the flagship store in ruins, the Farias banded together with the community and rebuilt amidst great devastation. Watch the latest episode of Shop Chronicles and get the full story on one of NJ's most beloved surf shops.
The Coffey family has deep roots in Santa Cruz. Ward built a surfboard business from the ground up, focusing on custom shapes and working with his clients face to face to produce surf craft specific to the rider and local conditions. It’s a timeless business model and has rewarded the family with a simple, but comfortable lifestyle.
How many surfers do you know, who can lay claim to being a chemical and biomolecular engineer? Maybe none? Well, the only surfer we know who can legitimately lay claim to developing nanoparticle biosensors for food and health, is Max Weston. To put it simply, you don’t get more original than this kid.