surfing

5:38pm

Wed March 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

Local filmmaker honored at Ocean Film Festival

Each year, the Ocean Film Festival honors a local filmmaker with the Golden Gate award. Filmmaker Adam Warmington won the award this year for his film, "The Sunnydale Kids." In the film, Warmington takes a group of kids from an at risk neighborhood in San Francisco surfing for the day.

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12:00am

Thu February 27, 2014

8:24pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

The first surfers to brave San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Boards rest against the seawall at Ocean Beach
Angela Johnston

 

In his backyard in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood, Arne Jin An Wong coats a pink and white striped, eight-foot-long surfboard. This board is one of dozens in Wong’s quiver. They are all over his backyard: resting on fences next to tomato vines and suspended from the rafters of his garage. A few faded and yellowed boards are heaped in a pile that he is donating to children in the Philippines.

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7:14pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Not your stereotypical ‘Surfer Girls’ at Ocean Beach

Photo by Flickr User Dave Young
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcysurfer/3274321844/ CC License

There’s no denying that the media has latched onto a stereotype of what it is to be a “surfer girl.”

DAYLA SOUL: Like they’re bikini-clad, jumping off of waterfalls and listening to cool girly music, you know? And I wanted something a little more edgy, something a little more of the reality of who we are at Ocean Beach.

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4:33pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

A conversation with two-time Mavericks surf champion Grant "Twiggy" Baker

The Mavericks champ in the garage of fellow big-wave surfer, and sometimes housemate, Ryan Seelbach
Ben Trefny

Big wave surfer Grant "Twiggy" Baker talks about San Francisco's Ocean Beach, his thought process in taking on the world's biggest waves, and life after competitive surfing in this interview with KALW's Ben Trefny.

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