The NFL rising star who loves surfing more than anything else

What’s better that American football? Surfing. What’s better than a 20 million-dollar contract? Surfing. Marcus Mariota, an Hawaiian-born quarterback, has refused to sign a multimillionaire deal with the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) because he wants to surf. The Titans have offered Mariota a rookie contract with a clause that forbids him from surfing, due to potential injuries. And he didn’t like it. Marcus Mariota is the lone unsigned first-round NFL draft pick.

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Curt Harper’s beautiful story of autism, friendship and surfing

“Curt: The Story of Surfing’s Oldest Grom” is a heart touching documentary about Curt Harper, probably the best-known surfer in Southern California. Curt was diagnosed with autism as a child. In the past two decades, he became a beloved character in the central Californian surf spots. Filmmaker Brendan Hearne followed his footsteps and revealed his story. “When Curt was about 10 or 11, he came to me and said: ‘Dad, can I learn how to surf?’ I instantly said: ‘Yes.’ Best decision I’ve ever made for as Curt was concerned,” tells Curt’s father.

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"Exit" is just passing through

“Exit” is just passing through. Reef’s new cinematic adventure takes us through the turbulent surfing life on the road in Japan, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, California, Indonesia, and Europe. “Exit” is a retro-futurist surf movie experience with the brand’s famous team members. Follow the surf lines led by masters Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, and Mick Fanning.

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Gordon Clark, the surfboard blank manufacturer who ruled the world

Gordon Clark, the founder of the leading producer of polyurethane foam blanks from the early 1960s through 2005, is an inevitable brand in the history of surfing. Clark was born on the 19th January 1931 in Gardena, Los Angeles, and he was raised in Whittier. He learned to ride waves while attending Pomona College in the late 1940s and early 1950s. His first surfboard was made of redwood and weighed 90 pounds. Before hitting 20, Clark had already learned the secrets behind surfboard shaping with Tom Blake and Bob Simmons.

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Gordon Clark, the surfboard blank manufacturer who ruled the world

The 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing returns with action-packed calendar

The 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing will run from July 25th to August 2nd, in Huntington Beach, California. The world’s elite in surfing, skateboarding, and BMX will return to Surf City USA for a nine-day event. The US Open of Surfing is the largest professional surfing competition and action sports festival in the world. “Nearly 50 years ago, Paul Van Doren opened the first Vans store just a few miles from the US Open event site, the same place where he met surf legend Duke Kahanamoku and made him one-of-a-kind Vans to celebrate his unique style. It’s an honor to carry forward that legacy of creative expression here in 2015,” said Doug Palladini, vice-president at Vans.

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