• SV Awards: Talent to be recognized....

    SV Awards: Talent to be recognized....

    24 MarchFebruary, 2013 - AWARDS: Surfersvillage Awards have been launched. Surfersvillage Awards are designed and developed to discover, encourage, and help, creative and technical talent, amateur and professional, to progress and evolve, in traditional and new media, in the models of print, photo, and video. SV…

  • Corky talks about bravery and, uh, balls

    Corky talks about bravery and, uh, balls

    20 March, 2013 : - BLOG: This week I want to talk about guts and glory. Bravery and balls. Nerves and gnarlyness. Hair and hairy. What's got into me you ask? Well it all sort of centers around this dude Garrett McNamara. Most of you know that not long ago he hit the worldwide press for having ridden what has been cal…

  • Corky Carroll maps Lost International success

    Corky Carroll maps Lost International success

    11 February, 2013 : - INDUSTRY: Lost International is an Orange County surfing company. It was started by local surfboard shaper and artist Matt Biolos back in the 1980's and has grown into one of the most successful brands in the surfing industry today. To understand the growth of a true grassroots, what we cal…

  • Nirvana for longboard collectors

    Nirvana for longboard collectors

    24 November, 2012 : - CORKY'S BLOG: I love it that there are so many people who have come to appreciate and collect vintage surfboards and other cool memorabilia. Last year I got to attend the big vintage surfboard auction in Hawaii and I was blown away by the prices paid for some "collectible" boards. I personally f…

  • Corky Carroll releases surfer gift list

    Corky Carroll releases surfer gift list

    20 November, 2012 : - CORKY: Yes, friends and foes, it's that happy time of year again when I lovingly bring you my suggestions for holiday gifts for that surfer in your life. Some of this stuff is sort of obvious to most of you, but there are tons of non-surfers who find themselves in a real dilemma when trying…

  • Corky Carroll on the ideal surfing crowd

    Corky Carroll on the ideal surfing crowd

    15 November, 2012 : - CORKY: Anybody who surfs with any frequency these days will confirm that we are living in a time of insanely crowded conditions here in our local waters. When I was a kid growing up in the shadow of the Huntington Beach Pier, there were lots of people on both sides of the pier on any given morni…

  • Remembering surfers on Day of The Dead

    Remembering surfers on Day of The Dead

    5 November, 2012 : - CORKY: We recently lost Donald Takayama, one of the great surfers and surfboard builders and a good pal. I put a post on my Facebook page and got tons of comments from all over the world expressing sadness at his passing. But Tom Morey, a great thinker and inventor of the Boogie Board, put i…

  • Corky Carroll recalls epic hookey sessions

    Corky Carroll recalls epic hookey sessions

    16 October, 2012 : - One of the really lucky things I had going for me growing up was that we lived right on the beach in Surfside Colony. And, at that time there was great surf there. This was before they started to fill in the beach with sand dredged in.  Of course, we lost a few homes each winter during the b…

  • Corky Carroll on creatives like Curren

    Corky Carroll on creatives like Curren

    15 October, 2012 : - Through all these years surfing I have developed certain favorite surfers that I have grown to respect and admire – for their surfing ability or just because I liked them or what they had to offer in the way of a contribution to the lifestyle. When a very young Tommy Curren showed up o…

  • Corky on Huntington legend Bud Higgins

    Corky on Huntington legend Bud Higgins

    1 October, 2012 : - Continuing with my little series on local surf legends... By all accounts that I have come across, our first surfer in Huntington Beach was a dude named Delbert 'Bud' Higgins. I had heard his name many times when I was growing up and have had the good fortune to meet him a few times while I was gr…

  • Corky asks: 'Should surfing become an Olympic sport?'

    Corky asks: 'Should surfing become an Olympic sport?'

    8 August, 2012 : - It seems that every time the Olympics come around, the same old 'Should surfing become an Olympic sport?' question pops up. Should it? I don't now. When I was young and an up-and-coming competitor in surfing events, I would have said unquestionably 'yes' to that question. But as I have gotten …

  • Corky learns big time from the 1970 World Titles

    Corky learns big time from the 1970 World Titles

    23 July, 2012 : - There seems to be a lot of interest lately in events that took place during the big change in surfing in what is called the shortboard revolution between 1967 and 1972. I keep getting asked about this stuff. So today I'll share a bit of what I remember about one of the bigger events...…

  • Corky Carroll recalls, celebrates all things Phil Edwards

    Corky Carroll recalls, celebrates all things Phil Edwards

    25 June, 2012 : - Legendary surfer Phil Edwards just celebrated his 74th birthday on June 10. Phil was the top surfer on the planet during surfing's most colorful period, the late 1950's and early 1960's. Those were the years that surfing went from a cult activity only practiced by a few surfish beatniks to full-blow…

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