Author Archives: Beckersurf

Every surfer will want this book included in their library of coffee table books. It is one of our favorites: Billabong’s Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling. Highlighting gorgeous photography, this book showcases the value and importance of surfing by showing an insider perspective at the surfers, the boards, the waves and the beaches, as well as the surf apparel and companies such as Billabong that have shaped and built the surf culture for generations. Only a Surfer Knows the Feeling captures the essence of the sport and inspires and looks at the influencing factors that have shaped the sport of surfing as we know it today. Published in 2003 and beautifully designed and illustrated throughout with fantastic action photography, this is a must-have book no surfer will want to be without.

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The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) Action Sports Film Series (ASFS) started yesterday, Thursday, April 28th and will run until May 5, 2011. Events are based in Orange County, CA, a location long reputed as the epicenter of the surf wear and action gear industry. Co-produced by ChopShop, an OC-based film and video production company that specializes in creating content for the youth market, the NBFF ASFS will spotlight films, filmmakers, athletes, visionaries, industry gurus, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture…

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We can all pretty much rank the top male surfers. On the must list include Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Rob Machado, the late Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, and we can now add recent Bells winner, Joel Parkinson. But what about the gals?

Here’s our list of who we think should be considered the Top 5 Female Surfers in the world…

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Want to travel the world and surf, but don’t know where you’ll stay or shower or even grab a bite to eat? Worry no more… Enter CouchSurfers.

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The 2011 ASP World Tour is on its way. With the first event, the Quiksilver Pro, done and awarded to Kelly Slater, it’s time to move on to the second and next event: the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford Ranger at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia. It’s a huge year, as Rip Curl is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rip Curl Pro at beautiful Bells Beach.

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