Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

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Tuesday

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April 2014

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Monsanto vs. Surf Activists

Written by , Posted in environment, Environmental Justice, Surfing

Surf Activists vs. Monsanto

At the end of March, Monsanto was taken to task by Kelly Slater (who recently left his longtime sponsor, and Monsanto-linked, Quiksilver), Cyrus Sutton and Kyle Thiermann on the company’s newly created Instagram account. In this conversation, Kelly Slater brings up GM cotton: “I will say that certain cottons, for instance, are proven to need […]

Tuesday

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April 2014

6

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Monday

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March 2014

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Official Selections of the SD Surf Film Festival 2014

Written by , Posted in Surfing

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This year was easily the most difficult year to choose a limited number of films for the SDSFF. Filmmakers are stepping up their game, weaving stories and cinematography with excellent surfing in mind blowing ways. Keep up the good work, folks! You are such an inspiration! Really looking forward to the film festival May 7-10th. […]

Wednesday

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March 2014

9

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And what of the current state of women’s pro surfing?

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Feminism, History, Surfing

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“It’s time to take women’s competitive surfing to the next level.” These words have been echoing through the halls of women’s surfing since pro surfing began in earnest in 1976. Then, only 20% of the total prize purse for competitions was allocated to female competitive surfers. With the exponential growth in participation and interest in […]

Friday

7

March 2014

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When Surfing Opened It’s Heart…

Written by , Posted in Gay, poetry, Surfing

BBFF-award

…to gay surfers. Love what has harmed, transform the darkness, learn to ride what seeks to conform and distort. Not victims of any past, but scholars of influence for the bravery of those future tense. For you. For your unutterable secrets. Souls grown strong in the harmony of surrender, not to a “them” but to […]

Thursday

6

March 2014

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A Song of Zeuf

Written by , Posted in poetry, Writing

Pic ℅ Cindy Jouras

You are a song on the water, a soft breath lifting sea birds and surfers’ hair, carrying droplets of an endless sea into the air; Zeuf, you are ocean spray and I don’t mind telling you that my heart is softer for having gazed into your eyes; that my life is more round and full […]

Monday

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February 2014

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Act Imperfectly! Broadly!

Written by , Posted in Surfing, Writing

Seasons drift, one into the other, as if there are actually, really, seriously no seasonal changes here in Southern California. During this cross-over of ’13 to ’14 this holds more true than any seasonal (non)shift that I can recall. Weeks of solid 70+ degree heat beckons pores that gladly give up their saline treasures. The […]

Saturday

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February 2014

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The Privilege of Following Your Dreams

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, History, Media Literacy, Politics, Surfing, Writing

Jill Manos

I have found that in (nearly) every conversations about and within surfing, the hierarchy of power and privilege is the single most often overlooked underlying assumption to each of these conversations. But I also believe that this open door, this obvious omission, allows the exact rupture needed for intense analysis and change to permeate the […]