My unsolicited advice is this: if you love to surf, then moving from Sydney to Vancouver is a bad call. So it’s a touch ironic that because I did just that (repeat: bad call—at least when it comes to getting lots of waves), I got to interview one of the legends of the sport.
The Winter 2012/13 issue of Coast Mountain Culture is radical.
It’s also The Radical Issue, as backed by such editorial considerations as “rollerblading isn’t lame, it’s just more radical than your sport” (see Editor Mike Berard‘s letter); an article about two guys—a splitboarder and a skier—hell bent [...]
When Surfer magazine decided to launch an all-girls spin-off, I had no idea that a piece I was working on for them (a story about Canadian surfer Leah Oke) would land in it. The mag is called Salted and I’m proud to have a 6-page feature story on the pages amongst some [...]
SBC Business magazine regularly publishes how-to pieces that are massive undertakings. It’s like, “You have 800 words, interview these 9 people.” The problem is, I don’t ever want to cut the list of people my editor gives me to make the number of interviewees better reflect the word count. The guys and women [...]
British Columbia has a competitive surf scene! Seriously! Read all about it in Montecristo:
The pleasure of covering the annual Rip Curl Stew in Tofino for SBC Surf was mine this year. Unfortunately, a story on the surf itself would either have been boring story or chock full of hyperbole—the waves didn’t exactly perform for the event. So instead, we asked everyone we ran into on the beach if [...]
A business magazine about board sports. Seem oxymoronic? To many people it does, but those of us working in this multi-billion dollar action sports industry know the truth. These sports are still a lot of fun, but it has been a long time since they were just games.
There is perhaps no greater example of the [...]
If we’re lucky, our careers will periodically charge us with tasks that are absolute pleasures. Reading British surfer and journalist Chris Nelson’s book, Cold Water Souls, was such a chore. Nelson’s a bit of a romantic about cold water surfing and the communities that are doing it. He revels in exploring remote, nascent oceanside neighbourhoods and [...]
It was off to work again a couple months ago with Canada’s surf magazine, SBC Surf, this issue taking a look at O’Neill’s Coldwater Classic 2010 stop in Tofino, BC.
To mix things up, Editor Malcolm Johnson had the idea to review the event through the eyes of long-time British Columbia surfer and surf [...]
Soul Surfer has been on the big screen for 48 hours now, but it would take you longer than that to read the tsunami of negative reviews it has received from critics. “An unremarkable soap opera,” said one. “Could more aptly be described as ‘soul sucker;’ a simpering, insipid wannabe-tearjerker that rings so false it’s [...]
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