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The Inertia

Arielle Caputo Is on the Front Lines of Teen Suicide

Gordy Grundy | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Gordy Grundy

In our times of great uncertainty and powerlessness, Arielle Caputo took action for the needy in the most admirable way. She does not have the luxury to write a check. Instead, she simply and humbly produced good deeds, which began to ripple far and wide.

How One Editor Quit His Magazine And Became Its Biggest Competitor

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

In 2010, when Zach Weisberg was the web editor for Surfer Magazine, print publications still struggled to understand how the Internet could play into ...

Oh, the Irony: An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

Reid Levin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Celebrity
Reid Levin

Big wave surfing, book writing and inspiring those in dark places are all much more important than clearing the air with regard to an accident that was out of her control. She's a woman now and it seems maturity has turned over a new leaf for her.

World's Best Surfers Fight GMOs in Hawaii Protest

Zach Weisberg | Posted 02.17.2014 | Hawaii
Zach Weisberg

It's not often professional surfers talk passionately into microphones and in front of cameras about social and environmental issues. But the issue of genetically modified organisms in Hawaii clearly has struck a chord.

Carlos Burle Surfs World Record Wave and Saves Maya Gabeira's Life, America Doesn't Care

Reid Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Reid Levin

How is this not celebrated in the streets, exclaimed from rooftops or, more appropriately, given adequate real-time coverage? If someone surfs the world's biggest wave in Portugal, and no one reports on it, did it ever really happen?

5 Surfers Battle Billionaire for Beach Access in California

Zach Weisberg | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Zach Weisberg

On a brisk fall morning last October, five surfers walked across private property in San Mateo County, California to surf the waves at Martin's Beach.

Company Challenges Surfers To Get Back In Shark-Infested Waters

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

When two enormous tiger sharks were trailing Meredith Novack on her record-breaking swim from Lanai to Maui last month, she claimed the only thing tha...

Authoritative Encyclopedia Of Surfing Online Is Finally Launching

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

An authoritative, multi-thousand-entry Encyclopedia of Surfing Online will launch on Monday, Sept. 30, and it’s going to be “off-the-chart awesome...

Celebrating Nick Gabaldon, the First "Documented" African American Surfer

Zach Weisberg | Posted 04.17.2012 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

For Nick, surfing was a vehicle to improve his world. The ocean was his medium, which is fitting because the sea knows no prejudice; it's the ultimate equalizer.

Confronting Bigotry in Surfing

Zach Weisberg | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

While surfing (like most sports) can be a transcendent unifier, it has also developed an astoundingly ironic and nuanced culture. To a large extent, surf culture thrives on divisiveness.

Seeking Truth in The Social Network

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zach Weisberg

There are a lot of versions of truth available within the framework of The Social Network, and because the film's major players are have their own relationship with the truth, the story becomes infinitely more engaging.