Surfing

State Beach Surf Classic Raises $2,000

by The Editors on August 15, 2013

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Pictured (L to R back row): State Beach Locals Isaac Penrod, O.B. Juncal, Phil Antonopoulos, Terry Ennis, Ulises Thomas, Slater Thomas with Club CEO Brad Holland and a few new Club friends.

Aside from showing off some of Carlsbadistan’s next wave of talented surfers, the State Beach Locals Banning Capps Classic surf contest held June 9, 2013 at Tamarack Surfing Beach raised $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

“Reuniting local surfers from Carlsbad is a major part of this event, but it’s geared toward everyone,” Event Coordinator Ulises Thomas said. “It doesn’t matter it’s your first surf contest or you’re the average Joe from Wisconsin, you’re gonna have fun and experience the California lifestyle.”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Paddleboarder Dies At Terramar

by The Editors on April 12, 2013

Michael Massie, 54, reportedly died “while sitting on a Carlsbad beach” on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013, according to a story in the UT San Diego.

Witnesses saw the Carlsbad man sit in the sand after riding his board near Terramar Beach, just south of the Encina power plant. He then leaned over into a strange position, and slid into the water, Ellano said. . . He was dragged back to the shore, and witnesses called 911. Massie was taken to Tri-City Medical Center, where he died at 7:03 p.m., shortly after he arrived at the hospital.

Massie reportedly died of “natural causes related to cardiovascular disease.” Our thoughts are with Massie’s family and friends.

[Link: UT San Diego]

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Carlsbad’s Jensen Wins Another World Title

by The Editors on November 29, 2012

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Carlsbad surfer Taylor Jensen, 28, won his “second consecutive ASP World Longboard surfing title, defeating Hawaiian veteran Ned Snow, 30, to secure the CITIC PACIFIC ShenZhou Peninsula Pro hosted by Wanning in China today, November 29, 2012. Jensen had to fight through the flu, but the sickness didn’t stop him apparently.

“I didn’t know how bad my sickness was going to be, but it knocked me flat for 48 hours,” Jensen said. “It was touch and go as to whether I was up to surfing, my first heat was sketchy. It all came together. I got better everyday as the contest went on. You hear guys like Kelly Slater talk about building momentum through contests, and how the guy with the highest heat total usually loses in the next round. So I knew that getting through heats wasn’t a bad thing, I felt like I hadn’t surfed my best yet and that there was still something left in the tank. . . “It doesn’t seem real yet,” Jensen said. “My win in Italy just set in last week. It was always a goal to get more than one ASP World Longboard Title to solidify the first one, but to go back-to-back and now have two is amazing. I’m speechless. I haven’t even realised it happened yet.”

Congrats to another talented Carlbadistan surfer. Follow the jump for the official word from the ASP. [click to continue…]

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Ricky Whitlock & The Road Back

by The Editors on October 30, 2012

Carlsbadistan surfer Ricky Whitlock ran into some trouble while surfing the North Shore of Oahu’s Pipeline on January 25, 2012.

Ricky took off on his second wave of the morning, which broke on top of him and slammed him into the reef, breaking two vertebra in his back. This is his story.

The film is narrated by Carlsbad High School graduate Sal Masekela. It’s like an all Carlsbadistan cast. We’re glad Whitlock is back at it.

[Link: Surfing Magazine]

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Afternoon Swell Backs Off

by The Editors on September 1, 2011

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There were some huge waves rolling through Carlsbadistan earlier today. Some of them got ridden, however, most (like this one) plowed right through untouched. Today there were more spectators than there were surfers. And we’re pretty sure the State Beach Life Guards were happy about that.

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Big Carlsbadistan Walls Incoming

by The Editors on August 31, 2011

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Looks like tomorrow (September 1, 2011) might be a great day to call in sick. Not that we would suggest anyone do such a thing. . . Taylor Knox just got back from getting pummeled at Teahupoo and here’s what he’s saying:

are you kidding me with this swell… had my bell rung this morning in C’bad! wasn’t expecting that! ha ha.

Crazy.

[Link: Surfline.com]

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Sara Locke Shreds Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on June 5, 2011

Gravity Skateboard’s Sara Locke talks skateboarding and surfing in Carlsbadistan.

[Link: Longboardism.com]

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Carlsbad, Oceanside Surfers Remember Doug Tico

by The Editors on May 1, 2011

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Well over 100 surfers paddled out this morning (Sunday, May 1, 2011) in remembrance of legendary lifeguard and surfer Doug Tico. Tico died at the age of 82 on Sunday, December 12, 2010, from complications of a stroke he had in August 2010. According to his obituary:

He was born at home on Topeka Street, Oceanside, in 1928. He was one of Oceanside’s first lifeguards and graduated from Oceanside/Carlsbad High when the two were combined. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier, Helm’s Bakery as a delivery man, and worked at the La Costa Spa for 20 years as a fitness instructor. Doug lived 82 wonderful years and surfed for over 70 of those. He holds the 2002 Waterman Award from the Longboard Surfing Club and is included in the Oceanside Surfing Museum. He held a great love and respect for the ocean, enjoyed paddling out with his surfing buddies and watching the sun set every evening with his wife and friends at the end of Tamarack in Carlsbad.

Doug’s daughter Teresa Tico, and brother Dennis spoke to the surfers in the water, while Oceanside lifeguards gave a tribute with lifeguards standing on the railing for a moment and thenall jumping in together. Flowers were thrown. Waves were caught. It was a worthy sendoff for a Carlsbad waterman.

We will always remember the smile he met us with each time we passed he and his wife Beverly as they walked the seawall. [click to continue…]

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Warm Waters Getting Sand Blasted

by The Editors on March 3, 2011

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The Carlsbad Lagoon is being dredged to help support local industry (powerplant, etc.) and today the pipes were blowing loads of sand right out into one of North County’s best surf spots at Warm Waters. Anyone upset by this? Or is it all good?

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Austin Ganz Holds It Down For UCSB

by The Editors on February 11, 2011

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Former Carlsbad High surfer Austin Ganz helped lead the University of California Santa Barbara surf team to a win the NSSA West Coast College Surfing Season 2010-11 Title, by finishing 4th in the Men’s Short Board on Monday, January 17th at D Street in Encinitas.

When asked about this, Ganz said, “Surfing and education go hand in hand, competitive surfing teaches you to work hard for something you want like a college education.”

Austin was one of only 3,600 new Freshmen admitted to UCSB this year. Austin’s degree at UCSB is declared as Marine Biology (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology EEMB).

In the future Austin will be supporting UCSB as a scientific scuba diving and underwater researcher for Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research program.

“Carlsbad is a great place to grow up, it has given me a great appreciated for our oceans, and I look forward to continuing my education and one day being a Marine Biologist,” Ganz says.

We can’t say we disagree with Austin. Congrats!

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