Surfing

Surf film festival set to screen at three venues

Surf film festival set to screen at three venues

REGION — The California Surf Festival will be showing three epic surf films at three locations in San Diego County this spring and summer.

Surfers enjoy series of swells

Surfers enjoy series of swells

A series of strong northwest swells kept wave heights in the 5-to-7 foot range throughout the week, and an even bigger swell is due to hit Friday into Saturday. Given that swell had been lacking earlier in the winter, surfers rejoiced at the numerous opportunities to get wet. Photos by Jared Whitlock

Swami’s surf scientist honored by the community

Swami’s surf scientist honored by the community

ENCINITAS — Terry Hendricks channeled his Ph.D in physics into kneeboard and surfboard design. That’s one reason he’s remembered by many as San Diego’s surf scientist.

Rules of Surfing 101

Rules of Surfing 101

As a female surfer in San Diego I get a lot of attention in the water. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, but every time I hit the surf it seems like all eyes are on me — and my pack of beautiful female surf buddies.

Riding waves, writing a book and dating

Riding waves, writing a book and dating

Two local surfers discover a connection between learning how to surf and how to date

Anonymous art pieces bring surfing to the streets

Anonymous art pieces bring surfing to the streets

ENCINITAS – It’s the second street art piece in the last two months to appear on the side of a seemingly nondescript wall somewhere in Encinitas by the anonymous street artist BERT.

Guy Takayama carries on family’s legacy

Guy Takayama carries on family’s legacy

OCEANSIDE – Takayama. Chances are you recognize the name. In the surfing world, the name is as recognizable as a left breaking wave.

Ford Supergirl Pro

Ford Supergirl Pro

OCEANSIDE — The Ford Supergirl Pro wrapped its weekend-long contest Aug. 4, crowning Malia Manuel this year’s champion.

Surfboard shaper still honing his craft after all these years

Surfboard shaper still honing his craft after all these years

ENCINITAS — Covered in a light layer of resin dust, Jim Phillips clamped parts of a surfboard together on a gloomy morning. A dozen surfboards in various stages of production and tools were scattered about his rickety shed on “the hill” — a hub for Encinitas surfboard shapers.

From catching waves to catching crooks, Encinitas detective retires after 20 years

From catching waves to catching crooks, Encinitas detective retires after 20 years

ENCINITAS — Recently retired Sheriff’s detective Robert Stevenson didn’t exactly fit the law enforcement mold when he applied to the department in the late 1980s.