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May 24, 1994 | AILEEN CHO
In the glossy office building, above the walls covered with cheerful graffiti ("Stay Hardcore," "Skate, Surf, Snow"), the pace is what Nick Carroll would call "killer." It's been an intense year for Carroll, 34, an Aussie surfer who became editor-in-chief of the San Clemente-based Surfing magazine less than a year ago. The magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and one of California's biggest surfing events in years is just months away.
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March 27, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson's disease, died Sunday at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, said his son, Curt. "He was the guy who said, 'I can merge surfing with the skateboard culture,'" said Michael Brooke, author of the 1999 skateboarding history "The Concrete Wave. " "At one point in time, there was nobody bigger making skateboards.
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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.
NEWS
February 8, 2011
LeRoy Grannis: In the Feb. 5 LATExtra section, the obituary of photographer LeRoy Grannis, whose images popularized the surf culture, included a photo with a caption that said he co-founded what is now Surfer magazine. As the article noted, he co-founded International Surfing, which became Surfing magazine. Betty White: An item in the TV This Week column in the Jan. 30 Calendar section called actress Betty White a nonagenarian. She is 89, making her an octogenarian.
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June 17, 1986 | JEFF ROWE, Jeff Rowe is a free-lance writer
Way up in Howard, S.D., Charles Leider must sometimes feel like a lonely guy. It isn't so much that the snows are deep and the nights are long, it's that Leider is South Dakota's only subscriber to Surfing magazine, the San Clemente-based journal of surf, sun and fun. "We're in all 50 states," said Bob Mignogna, publisher of the magazine, who then revealed that North Dakota has 300% more subscribers than South Dakota.
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December 23, 1992 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Surfing's New Look: Surfing Magazine, based in San Clemente, has a new look this fall, with stronger editorial content and photos that it says better complement the copy.
NEWS
July 27, 1990
"I still try to be a bette surfer every day I go out. When my two kids get good, I don't want them to call their ol' man a kook."--Peter Townend, 1976 world champion and associate publisher of Surfing Magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Larry "Flame" Moore, an influential surf photographer and former Surfing magazine photo editor who led the first surfing expedition to Cortes Bank, the legendary big-wave spot more than 100 miles west of San Diego, has died. He was 57. Moore, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in late 2002, died Monday at his home in Dana Point, said Robert Mignogna, a close friend and former publisher of Surfing magazine.
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February 17, 1994 | Greg Johnson / Times staff writer
Suiting Up: The swimsuit issue is out. Make that the swimsuit issues are out. Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue is at newsstands, as is Surfing Magazine, which has published its 12th annual women's swimwear preview. San Clemente-based Surfing's swimwear issue takes the form of a 16-page insert that includes the requisite photographs as well as a listing of where the suits can be purchased.
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December 2, 1993 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Surfing Into 30th Year: Surfing magazine marks its 30th anniversary next year, having published its first issue in December, 1964. To celebrate, it is planning three special collectors' editions. In March, it will publish "30 epic photos" chosen by a panel of world-renowned surfers. In August come the "30 greatest moments in surfing history." And November will witness a description of the "30 biggest waves ever ridden."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
LeRoy Grannis, a noted photographer whose widely printed images captured and popularized the surf culture of California as it exploded in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 93. Grannis, who also co-founded what is now Surfing magazine, died Thursday of natural causes at a Torrance nursing facility, said his son John. "There's surfing royalty, and he was one of the kings," his son said. "He inspired so many big-name photographers that consider him their mentor. " FOR THE RECORD: LeRoy Grannis: In the Feb. 5 LATExtra section, the obituary of photographer LeRoy Grannis, whose images popularized the surf culture, included a photo with a caption that said he co-founded what is now Surfer magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Larry "Flame" Moore, an influential surf photographer and former Surfing magazine photo editor who led the first surfing expedition to Cortes Bank, the legendary big-wave spot more than 100 miles west of San Diego, has died. He was 57. Moore, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in late 2002, died Monday at his home in Dana Point, said Robert Mignogna, a close friend and former publisher of Surfing magazine.
NEWS
October 19, 2004 | Steve Hawk
In the North Pacific, October arouses the season's first storms, which in turn generate the swells that bring life -- and crowds -- to Pipeline, the famously shallow and hard-breaking surf spot on Oahu's north shore. Ghastly wipeouts commonly occur here, but newcomers to the iconic break have more to worry about these days than merely blowing the drop and bouncing off the flesh-eating reef.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
You know how difficult it is for New Yorkers who move to Southern California--they don't like the bagels here, or the pastrami, or the freeways, etc., etc. Well, here's another complaint those East Coast newcomers have about Southern California. San Clemente-based Surfing magazine reports that long-boarders with New York accents are derided by Californians who figure they must be beginners. Yo!
SPORTS
July 22, 1999 | FRANK SCHWAB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelly Appleby fondly remembers sitting on the beach at Lower Trestles in San Clemente a couple years ago, watching women surfers impress the crowd in a contest. "It was really cool because I was just sitting there watching and all of a sudden I'm like sitting next to all of my heroes," Appleby said. Heroes for female surfers? That's just one of the byproducts of the large steps the sport has taken.
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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.
NEWS
February 8, 2011
LeRoy Grannis: In the Feb. 5 LATExtra section, the obituary of photographer LeRoy Grannis, whose images popularized the surf culture, included a photo with a caption that said he co-founded what is now Surfer magazine. As the article noted, he co-founded International Surfing, which became Surfing magazine. Betty White: An item in the TV This Week column in the Jan. 30 Calendar section called actress Betty White a nonagenarian. She is 89, making her an octogenarian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1990
Surfing Magazine thought it would be totally awesome. Mellow out the U.S. troops in Saudia Arabia by sending them 1,000 copies of their publication. But the dudes in the Department of Defense in Washington said no thanks, because the magazine has photos of young women in bikinis. "We think it was a good idea anyway," Bob Mignogna, publisher of the San Clemente-based magazine, said Sunday. "There are thousands of surfers in the military over there.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners of Surfer magazine are considering selling the San Juan Capistrano-based monthly, the oldest publication devoted to the Southland's signature sport. Surfer Publications, a subsidiary of For Better Living, an Auburn company, has hired an investment banking firm to explore financing options. Besides Surfer, which made its debut in 1959, the division's holdings consist of several magazines devoted to the so-called extreme sports, including Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder and Bike.
NEWS
May 22, 1998
In the surfing world, Orange County rules. Its 42 miles of coastline boast some of the world's best surfing, both the body and board varieties. It's long been a magnet for surfers, competitions and organizations--including headquarters for the leading surf magazines and clothing companies. Here is a primer for the local surfing scene: By the Boards Blake Hollow: Lightweight hollow board invented in the 1920s by Tom Blake, surfing innovator in California and Hawaii.
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