November 8, 1993
Chris Brown of Santa Barbara won the title at the Bud Surf Tour event Sunday in Ventura. Jeff Deffenbaugh of Huntington Beach was second and Tim Curren of Oxnard third. Brown won $4,000, Deffenbaugh got $2,250 and Curren won $1,300. Rob Machado of Cardiff was eliminated in the quarterfinal round but still clinched the tour's overall title. Deffenbaugh was fourth and Richie Collins fifth in the overall standings.
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March 11, 1990 |
Anthony Gorena was among the first to test the waters at a three-mile stretch of beach just opened after more than a month of being off limits. When the 15-year-old Fullerton resident and his five high school friends first saw the choppy waves about 6 a.m. Saturday, the water was ominously dark under dusky skies. It looked like oil. Then cloud-shrouded sunlight brightened the water and showed the sea to be a pristine blue. Anthony jumped in with his surfboard.
October 19, 1999 |
Surf wear's "A-list" has gotten increasingly crowded over the last year with established companies hanging tough as new labels have also vaulted to the top, local surf shop owners say. "There's a cat fight at the top that's absolutely unbelievable," said Dave Hollander, co-owner of Becker Surf N' Sport in Corona del Mar. The best-known companies, Quiksilver Inc.
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January 24, 1994 |
From his cramped kitchen that doubles as an office, Bruce Hopping is burning the midnight oil, pounding out yet another nightly blitz of faxes. Destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Morocco and Greece. "Nighttime is the only time I get to reach people in other countries because of the time differences," Hopping said, "so I rise every day about 10:30 in the morning and I don't get to bed till 3 a.m." His habits are those of an investment banker. But portfolios are not his interest.
July 23, 2004 |
Most of the top young surfers from across the country are scheduled to compete today in the inaugural USA Championships alongside the Huntington Beach Pier. The event was conceived and organized by Surfing America, the newly appointed national governing body for the sport in the U.S. The USA Championships includes prequalified surfers from the top amateur organizations in the country, the Eastern Surfing Assn., the Hawaii Amateur Surfing Assn., the National Scholastic Surfing Assn.
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September 6, 1995 |
A surfer's loud "yahoo" rippled through the city's Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission meeting on Tuesday night, after the commissioners voted 7 to 1 to ease the summer ban on surfing. On Sept. 25, the City Council will consider the commissioners' recommendation to create all-day surfing areas on three, four-block stretches of the city's beaches.
August 30, 1986
Tom Curren of Santa Barbara, the defending world champion, advanced Friday to the second round of the main event at the Op Pro surfing championship at Huntington Beach. Curren, surfing in 4- to 6-foot waves, defeated amateur Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach to set up today's match with Brad Gerlach of Encinitas, who is ranked second behind Curren on the pro tour. Gerlach defeated Charlie Kuhn of Coco Beach, Fla. Losers in the two-man main-event heats are eliminated from the event, which ends Sunday.
August 10, 1993 |
Surf poetry. An oxymoron, right? Wrong, says Lee Mallory, who will emcee a reading of tubular verse Wednesday in Newport Beach. Trash the notion of poetry as a purely cerebral experience. Instead, says the Rancho Santiago College English teacher, think of surf poetry as writing that "captures the essence of a union with the forces of nature," the same union that surfers experience as they ride the wild waves.
August 3, 1986
John Shimoka, a 16-year-old high school student from Honolulu, won the U.S. Pro Surfing Championship at Huntington Beach Saturday. The U.S. Pro is the final regular-season contest of the six-stop United States Professional Surfing Tour. Shimoka's victory was worth $1,500, but he refused the prize money to keep his amateur status. Shimoka is the three-time Hawaiian National Scholastic Surfing Assn. juniors champion. His first-place money went to second-place finisher Scott Daley of Santa Monica.
July 19, 1999 |
If your knowledge of surfing is stalled somewhere between Duke Kahanamoku and Gidget, you might want to hop in your woodie and drive to the California Surf Museum in Oceanside. There, you'll learn that the Southland's first documented surfer was one George Freeth, who was sighted riding a wave off Redondo Beach in 1907. A Freeth exhibit is among current attractions at the museum, together with a salute to the Duke, the Hawaiian-born father of surfing who died in 1968.