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June 22, 2001 | PETE THOMAS
It wasn't so much his considerable talent as a surfer, in waves large and small, that made Jay Moriarty one of the world's most popular wave-riders. It was his talent as a human being. That has been known for years by his many friends, by his wife and family, and even by casual acquaintances. Moriarty wore a smile wherever he went; he finished his sentences with a laugh and generally put those around him in a better mood.
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June 22, 2001 | PETE THOMAS
It wasn't so much his considerable talent as a surfer, in waves large and small, that made Jay Moriarty one of the world's most popular wave-riders. It was his talent as a human being. That has been known for years by his many friends, by his wife and family, and even by casual acquaintances. Moriarty wore a smile wherever he went; he finished his sentences with a laugh and generally put those around him in a better mood.
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April 20, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Surf News, a new magazine being published by former Katin Inc. President Bill Sharp, will be in surf shops May 26. The tabloid promises "in-depth, grass-roots coverage of the surfing scene from Santa Barbara to San Diego with a subversive, underground tone (without exhibiting bad taste too frequently)." The free magazine is the latest venture for the 38-year-old Sharp, who helped transform Katin into a multimillion-dollar business before leaving the Costa Mesa-based company in December.
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April 14, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The waves at Teahupoo are measured more by thickness than height, a sign of the cyclonic energy building within. They are some of the heaviest waves on the planet. They approach the small Tahitian community at up to 60 mph, depending on the severity of storms hundreds or thousands of miles away. The same storms propel swells to Southern California, where a mostly sandy, gradual shoreline typically grooms and slows them considerably before they break.
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March 2, 2001 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
It's an expensive proposition for local surf pros to score points for the World Qualifying Series, since they have to find ways to travel to events in Australia, France, Brazil . . . Newport Beach? The Professional Surfing Tour of America will bring an Assn. of Surfing Professionals four-star WQS event to Newport Beach, Sept. 4-9 at 56th Street. The ASP will hold its World Championship Tour event at Lower Trestles in San Clemente Sept. 10-15.
NEWS
April 14, 2001 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The waves at Teahupoo are measured more by thickness than height, a sign of the cyclonic energy building within. They are some of the heaviest waves on the planet. They approach the small Tahitian community at up to 60 mph, depending on the severity of storms hundreds or thousands of miles away. The same storms propel swells to Southern California, where a mostly sandy, gradual shoreline typically grooms and slows them considerably before they break.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2000
A growing number of requests to hold surf competitions has prompted Newport Beach officials concerned about trash and traffic to consider limiting the events. "This is not in response to complaints," said Melissa Adams of Newport Beach Community Services. "It's because of increase in applications from seven in 1997 to 13 this year." The City Council tonight will consider banning surf competitions on Memorial Day and from June 15 through Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2002 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's shortly before 10 a.m., and the Wedge seems to be on steroids. Hurricane Hernan is sending meaty 6- to 8-foot swells into the world-famous surf spot on the tip of the Balboa Peninsula. At this freak of physics, the incoming walls of water carom off a rock jetty and collide with the following swells, morphing them into giant, triangular waves with vertical faces of 15 to 20 feet. They break close to shore with explosions of white water, cavernous tubes and the rumble of a freight train.
SPORTS
November 2, 2000 | JOHN WEYLER
The idea of offering a cash reward to the rider of the biggest wave of the winter is not a new one, but swell.com, a San Clemente-based action-sports Web site, has taken the notion to new heights. The ante has been upped to $60,000, the single biggest cash prize in surfing history. Carlsbad's Taylor Knox won $50,000 when he was captured on film riding a 48-foot monster at Todos Santos island off Ensenada to win the K2 Big Wave Challenge in 1998. The potential wave size has increased as well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2000 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A growing number of requests to hold surf competitions has prompted Newport Beach officials concerned about trash and traffic to consider limiting the events. "This is not in response to complaints," said Melissa Adams of Newport Beach Community Services. "It's because of an increase in applications from seven in 1997 to 13 this year." Tonight the City Council will consider banning surf competitions on Memorial Day and from June 15 through Sept.
SPORTS
March 2, 2001 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
It's an expensive proposition for local surf pros to score points for the World Qualifying Series, since they have to find ways to travel to events in Australia, France, Brazil . . . Newport Beach? The Professional Surfing Tour of America will bring an Assn. of Surfing Professionals four-star WQS event to Newport Beach, Sept. 4-9 at 56th Street. The ASP will hold its World Championship Tour event at Lower Trestles in San Clemente Sept. 10-15.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Surf News, a new magazine being published by former Katin Inc. President Bill Sharp, will be in surf shops May 26. The tabloid promises "in-depth, grass-roots coverage of the surfing scene from Santa Barbara to San Diego with a subversive, underground tone (without exhibiting bad taste too frequently)." The free magazine is the latest venture for the 38-year-old Sharp, who helped transform Katin into a multimillion-dollar business before leaving the Costa Mesa-based company in December.
NEWS
November 2, 2000 | JOHN WEYLER
The idea of offering a cash reward to the rider of the biggest wave of the winter is not a new one, but swell.com, a San Clemente-based action-sports Web site, has taken the notion to new heights. The ante has been upped to $60,000, the single biggest cash prize in surfing history. Carlsbad's Taylor Knox won $50,000 when he was captured on film riding a 48-foot monster at Todos Santos island off Ensenada to win the K2 Big Wave Challenge in 1998. The potential wave size has increased as well.
SPORTS
September 21, 2000 | MARTIN BECK
September can be a magical month for Southern California surfers. High-pressure weather systems often park over the region, serving up hot temperatures and glassy conditions perfect for long days in the water. With children in school and the tourists back home, the crowds have thinned out. Add a serious swell to the mix--such as the one churned up by Hurricane Lane last week--and Southland beaches come as close to a surfers' paradise as they ever do.
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