Globe NewsWire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE)

GlobeNewswire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE). “Opper Films, home of the world’s largest historical surf film library, is stoked to announce the acquisition of twenty-two rare legendary surfing event titles and film footage from Larry Lindberg Productions, New York. Lindberg, a pioneer in sports television coverage in the early 1960s, was the first to package and produce televised surf competition for the major national television networks beginning with the 1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Championships, the first event held at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.”

KPBS: Keeping surf spots secret a challenge in social media age

KPBS: Keeping surf spots secret a challenge in social media age. “Veteran surfers know that keeping the best beaches and surf spots secret is a vital part of surfing etiquette. More and more, though, Instagram and other social media users are violating that code by posting the locations. Now some of the best kept surfing secret spots are getting swamped, and generating the ire of long-time surfers.”

Calling All History Buffs: Help Keep the Encyclopedia of Surfing Growing and Thriving (Surfer)

Surfer: Calling All History Buffs: Help Keep the Encyclopedia of Surfing Growing and Thriving. “Over the past decade-plus, author and surf historian Matt Warshaw has built the world’s most important digital archive of surf history, documenting wave riding’s past in a way that’s invaluable to generations past, present and future. Anyone who has a subscription to Encyclopedia of Surfing knows the feeling of falling swiftly down the rabbit hole of surfing’s yesteryear and discovering new things about our sport’s various icons. This holiday season, Warshaw is putting on fundraiser to help keep EOS thriving and if you’re feeling holly and jolly and in the giving mood, click here to be apart of EOS’s 2022 endeavors.”

BBC: The pandemic is fuelling a surfing boom – in Ohio corn country

BBC: The pandemic is fuelling a surfing boom – in Ohio corn country. “With holidays to beachside destinations scuttled by the pandemic, adventure seekers in America’s Midwest are hitting their local waterways, writes Stephen Starr. In any year but this, landlocked Ohioans would descend in their thousands on the beaches of the Florida panhandle and the Carolinas for summer vacation. The pandemic, unsurprisingly, has changed all that.”

Hometown News Brevard: Surfing chronicler leaves legacy of videos

New-to-me, from Hometown News Brevard: Surfing chronicler leaves legacy of videos. “It all started when Will Lucas was sitting on his surfboard in the ocean, waiting for a wave, when he began to wonder who had surfed there before him. That thought led Mr. Lucas to develop a decades-long passion of collecting and preserving home movies of surfers, noted his wife, Karen Lucas – however, the documentarist’s work ended on Aug. 20 after he lost a five-year battle with cancer.”

Sports Illustrated: World Surf League to stream 2017 season on Facebook Live

Sports Illustrated: World Surf League to stream 2017 season on Facebook Live. “…after experimenting with Facebook Live over the past year, the [World Surf League] and Facebook announced this week that the surfing property would live stream its 2017 Championship Tour men’s and women’s events and Big Wave Tour events via its Facebook account, which has more than six million fans.”