A California native, he grew up surfing in Santa Cruz and has traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. He currently surfs and writes in Oceanside, CA.

  • Adventure,  Surf,  surflife,  Travel

    Surflife | Ceibon | Juan Bolivar

    San Salvador City, El Salvador 1980’s Shot in the back—Juan’s father was killed while trying to cross the street as a gun battle raged between the U.S.-backed, government soldiers and the left-wing, (Soviet supported) guerrilla forces—during El Salvador’s bloody Civil War in which over 75,000 civilians lost their lives. Massacres and guerrilla attacks spread throughout the country like wildfire for over…

  • Adventure,  Science,  Surf,  Travel

    Astro-Surfer | A Speculative Journey Through Our Solar System And Beyond In Search Of Waves

    Shredding a supernova.   Surfing on a distant star in a galaxy far, far, away.  Walking out on the nose of your board for a cheater-five, riding a nebulous cloud through the infinite darkness of space. Getting spit out of a black hole, executing a grab-rail, carving cut-back.  Ripping a hole in the space-time continuum. Finessing the very fabric of the Universe.…

  • Adventure,  Surf,  Travel

    10 Reasons To Take A Surf Trip

    Not That You Really Need Any Convincing At All. You work harder than a one-legged Sherpa during climbing season in the Himalayas.  So you decide to tell your non-surfing boss that you need some time off to go surfing—like a boss.   Your boss responds, “If I give you time off to go surfing, then I’d have to give everyone…

  • environment,  ocean,  Surf,  surflife

    Surflife | Angie Chiuzzi

    Angie grew up with a passion for nature; caring for every little creature that walked across her path and spending as much time in the garden with her mother as possible. Tending to the environment in front of her has always been a way of life. “I really believe that by being in nature you can find your peace and…

  • Awareness,  environment,  ocean,  Science,  Surf

    Rain Drops | Runoff | Surfing On Sewage In The Drop Spot

    Surf at your own peril. Heavy rain spatters against contaminated city streets, which are designed to avoid flooding by directing all stormwater toward the ocean.  The filthy detritus carries with it a host of insidious bacteria, trash, petroleum pollutants, metals, toxins, and viruses as it flushes curbs, sidewalks, gutters, creeks, and rivers down through drainage pipes until it all spills…

  • Adventure,  environment,  ocean,  Surf,  surflife,  Travel

    Reform Life | Ryan Minarik

    “Stop making goals.  Instead put your dreams on the horizon and chase them every day.  You’ll find a new meaning of success.” Ryan Minarik used to have a corporate job full of meetings, schedules, and deadlines.  As a sophomore at Arizona State University, he founded an audio brand called, BOOM by Polk.  Being the lead on the brand he created,…

  • Awareness,  ocean,  Surf

    Don’t Be A Kook Who’s Gone Coastal While Surfing Your Board In Da’ Hood

    Summertime. They’re all around you… You paddle out into the lineup at your favorite local surf-break seeking to shred some waves. You give a head nod to a familiar face then throw a shaka to that one dude whose name you don’t know but you recognize because he’s always in the water—and he annihalates waves on the daily.  As you glance around…