Since the days of Miki "Da Cat" Dora to "Buttons," "Kanga," "Wingnut" and "Oma," surfing is full of colorful characters with colorful names. Here's a handful of the best of them.
As above-the-lip surfing grows in technicality it's becoming more and more important to slow things down for a frame-by-frame breakdown. Case in point, Kolohe Andino's frontside 360.
John John, Julian, Medina and a host of others are poised to take over the world tour, but more than that, their brand of surfing is changing the way we look at riding waves.
Kolohe Andino's rookie year on tour was full of ups, downs and life lessons. In the end he was better for it all, and will be a threat in 2013.
Josh Mulcoy calls Santa Cruz home, but when the winter season comes to a close he's on the road. The more remote the destination the better.
Herbie Fletcher rounds up world's best surfers for annual photo
A look back at the surfing moments that stood out in 2012
The Santa Cruz, Calif. native hopes to put Surf City back on the map
A look back at 12 months in the ocean
Nike to scale back surfing program
Igarashi, Fioravanti on the loose in France
The best of summer's last south swell
Free surfers score on final day of Quik Pro France
Joel Parkinson, Julian Wilson and other world tour friends score on the down days during the Quiksilver Pro France.
Vans releases Get-N Classic Vol. 2