Interview with Richie Porta: ASP Head Judge

Pro­fes­sional surf­ing is a com­plex organ­ism that takes the efforts of many. While fans are inclined to root for their favorite per­son­al­ity in the water, many fail to rec­og­nize the tal­ent on the beach. Though it may sound like fun, judg­ing a big surf­ing com­pe­ti­tion is a thank­less job that doesn’t pay very well, requires months […]

Dan Carr: Self-Made Outdoor Photographer

Originally published on For many pho­tog­ra­phers, the jump from ama­teur to pro­fes­sional can seem like a daunt­ing task.  In the action sports realm, that game can be even trick­ier with the fact that there are many tal­ented peo­ple vying for a rel­a­tively small amount of com­mer­cial work (in the grand scheme of things). There […]

Q and A with Buzzy Kerbox – SUP The Magazine

Original Article Q&A: BUZZY KERBOX ON STANDUP TODAY By: SUP Magazine / Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 Buzzy Kerbox has been a household name in surfing since the ’70’s. Growing up in Hawaii Kerbox, the “Kailua Kid,” was one of the sport’s first bona-fide celebrities. After competing as one of the first athletes on the surfing […]

How The World’s Best Prepare for the Billabong Pipe Masters

Call it the “Super­bowl of Surf­ing,” for two weeks in Decem­ber, the entire surf­ing world con­verges on Oahu’s north shore to wit­ness the biggest show in the water: The Bill­abong Pipe Masters. The Bill­abong Pipe Mas­ters is the final stop on the ASP world tour which deter­mines who holds the title of World Cham­pion. Win­ning at […]

Sochi Spirit: Whistler’s Snowboard Olympians [Whistler Traveller]

Originally Published in Whistler Traveller Magazine Whistler’s Snowboard Athletes BY STEVE ANDREWS In February and March of 2010, Whistler hosted the biggest celebration of the town’s history when it welcomed the world for the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. The entire village was packed with tens of thousands of athletes and spectators witnessing the pinnacle of […]

The Ski Town Hustle: How to Get Paid in a Ski Town Without a Job

Originally Published in GTF Outside There is a catch-22 to living in a ski town.  Pretty much everything that you want to do in winter costs money.  And very few people actually make money simply by skiing or snowboarding.  There usually is a catch if they do:  shuttling around whining kids and snow-plowing beginners.  Pushing buttons on […]