Author Archives: Beckersurf

The 2001 documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys, is a must watch for any skateboarding fan. A true classic, this film, directed by skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta and narrated by actor Sean Penn, who once lived and surfed in the Dogtown area (Venice/ Mar Vista/ Santa Monica (south of Wilshire)), is a historical account of skateboarding in the 1970s, and showcases how a group of kids revolutionized the sport of skateboarding (and to a lesser extent, the surfing) culture. Continue reading

Ghetto Juice, the Orange County, CA-based surf magazine, will celebrate its one year anniversary and cap it off with a soiree at La Cave in Costa Mesa this Friday, August 5th. Continue reading

Surfing legends Laird Hamilton and David Kalama, with former Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador Emily Haager, will again serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the annual Pipeline to a Cure gala this coming August 6th at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA. The event will be hosted by Fuel TV’s Matt Beacham, who has been a pro surfer for more than 20 years, as well as radio personality Shawn Parr. Continue reading

Love both art and a good cause? Two artists, Patrick Parker and Clark Takashima, will be showcasing their work throughout Southern California in August. Shows will happen each week, with a part of the event proceeds to benefit the Mauli Ola Foundation. Continue reading

We’ve culled through our collection of surfing films, and wanted to highlight a best seller and definitely a favorite: The Seedling by Thomas Campbell. It’s often dubbed as “longboarding at its best and one of the finest surf movies ever made.” Continue reading