How many surfers in San Clemente would like to have 180 surfboards in their garage? Resident Maurice Agnello has that many in a warehouse where he sells used boards at what often is one-fourth the price of what they would cost new.
Agnello, 41, started his business, UsedSurf, in 2005 using his long experience as a surfer and surfboard ai
Who needs to go to Sea World when you have a show like this right in your back yard?
Huntington Beach surfer and stand-up paddler Mona Webster was about to take a wave in Newport Beach on her stand-up paddle board Friday – which also happened to be her 49th birthday – when she spotted the three big, beau
Back in 2007, Tim Lukei and his friends would glide along the calm waters in Newport Beach on stand-up paddleboards and passersby would bombard them with questions. “Is that hard? How do you do that? Do you give lessons?”
It wasn't hard. To show them, Lukei, of Irvine, would let people give it a try, sometimes making $10 off
If you're looking to get out of town while at the same time do some good and catch some waves, there's a surf-yoga-volunteer trip coming up in Nicaragua that still has some spots available. The event is put on by SYRV, and this year Aileen Pham, owner of RA Yoga in Costa Mesa, is hosting the yoga portion of the trip. Yoga classes are held daily
Orange County surfwear industry insider Paul Naude and private equity firm Sycamore Partners are one step closer to taking over Billabong International Ltd.
The Gold Coast, Australia-based company announced Tuesday that it had entered exclusive discussions with Naude and Sycamore, which offered a takeover bid that amounts t
Surfers from San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Fullerton, Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach put on a show Saturday and Sunday in Oceanside, a final tuneup for the West Coast Championships set for April 27-28 at San Onofre's Church Beach.
A solid swell kept surfers on their toes at the ninth stop on this season's Western Surfing A
NEWPORT BEACH – The waves were perfect, the sun was firing, and the community came out to the sand at 54th Street to support the Newport Harbor High School Surf Classic, which raised about $7,500 for the school's surf team.
The contest drew surfers from elementary-school age to masters 40 and older to compete in an event that over1
Orange County's Courtney Conlogue claimed her second Women's World Tour victory Friday, winning a big surf contest in New Zealand over Hawaii's Coco Ho.
The waves were two-to-three-feet at Taranki's Fitzroy Beach for the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival, the fourth stop of seven on the women's ASP World Tour.
"I put in a lot of hard wor
NEWPORT BEACH – The addition of slow-moving paddleboarders to Newport Harbor's heavy summer boat traffic has led some harbor users to question the safety of having paddlers share the channels with boaters.
Standup paddleboarding, often called SUP, has exploded in popularity in recent years. The influx has led to multiple SUP rental
The good news is, it's still early in the year for the competitive surfing circuit.
But it's been a somewhat sluggish start for some of the Orange County surfers who are on the other side of the world competing against the world's best surfers in the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour as the second men's event – the Ri
As I drove up and down the coast Thursday looking for waves - to which I found none - I thought about this past swell as I drove past flat break after flat break.
All I could think about was "this place was just firing a few days ago."
Then I thought, "Man, there was so much going on I'm going to check it out again."
Surprisingly, on Tuesday morning, the dying swell from last weekend was still hanging around with the small NNW back-up swell hitting, putting sets head high to a foot overhead. The sun broke through the cloud bank mid-morning and made for a mostly sunny day. It would be hard to believe this swell will be around at all Wednesday and surf should
Monday beach gloom was the start to the day, but if you could see through the mist you would have seen waves pumping some 6-feet towers on the shoreline. As the day moved, on the swell backed off. By 5 p.m. there were only slight pulses of what was a great weekend swell that kept us all happy and close to, if not completely, surfed out. Next few
This weekend was the opening weekend for what might be shaping up to be one of the strongest spring seasons in years. Sunday was the peak of the swell, with most south facing beaches hitting 4- to 6-foot surf.
Lowers Sunday evening was pumping beautiful long rights and lefts up to 6 feet on the sets with very little down time in between.
The new SSW swell started filling in nicely Friday in Orange County, with most beaches showing the increase in wave heights – but you had to find the break that didn't have morning sickness if you surfed early.
Newport Beach looked like another dumpy day early this morning with not much to be had until around 10 a.m. when the tide
For almost a week now, the coast has been socked in with low clouds and coastal fog, which makes for no surf photography in the early parts of the day. But there seems to be a nice little burn-off going on in the late afternoon/early evening that's been fun to surf and shoot two days in a row.
Huntington Beach local Brad Ettinger was out
The mid-period swell due in Tuesday came in the evening up and down the coast. By 2 p.m. signs of the south, southwest started to roll through, bumping the surf up two or three feet and by the evening, surf was a solid 3 feet with a few 4-footers. Swell fills in Tuesday night and runs through the next day with 3- to 4-foot surf with a couple 5-f
Monday was just another sign that Mother Nature put the breaks on spring getting here early. As the cold front started moving through in the morning, the coastal air temperature started to drop and the day looked as gloomy as the first day of winter.
Surf is on the rise, heading for the 3- to 4-foot range, but you might want to hit it ea
A pair of mating whales put on an unusual show for spectators along the coast in Dana Point and Laguna Beach on Sunday afternoon, mating all day while oblivious to nearby gawkers out enjoying the picture-perfect beach day.
Tom Southern, a captain on Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari for 13 years, said he's never seen a show like the
NEWPORT BEACH Nearly 100 lifeguard hopefuls showed up on the sands of Newport Beach Sunday to brave chilly waters for a spot as a seasonal lifeguard this summer.
Lifeguard captain Mike Halphide said 81 applicants were able to complete the first event, the 1,000-meter swim. On Monday, 35 of those finishers were interviewed and from that c
More than 600 college students across 27 Southern California universities and colleges swarmed Huntington Beach early Saturday morning to kick off Red Bull Switchboard, a back-to-back sports day of surfing and snowboarding, with professional surfer Jamie Sterling and professional snowboarder John Jackson.
Orange County surfers took home three of five titles during the Surfing America Prime Surf Series finals, which ran Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
The contest kicked off on Saturday, with the finals hel
It was just minutes into the well-planned journey that Rick Coats started to freak out.
Traffic was bumper-to-bumper at 7:30 a.m. on the way from his Fullerton home to the surf break at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington, and Coats and his family were running late for what was about to be a long day.
The plan: to surf, hit the
The skies clear for this year's Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup at Baby Beach on Saturday, a family-friendly event now in its fourth year that showcases stand-up paddleboarding at its best.
Stand-up paddleboarding has come a long way in just a few years, with serious competitions happening along Orange County's coastline and around the world.