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Transworld Surf 100 Greatest Waves book

Transworld Surf's 100 Greatest Waves bookTransworld Surf's 100 Greatest Waves book

For the past six years, I was a contributor to Transworld Surf Magazine Sadly, the mag was bought out and folded this summer. Fortunately, they did get their “Transworld Surf 100 Greatest Waves” book published. It’s a fun read and loaded with unreal images from a lot of our friends. I was honored to be asked by Associate Editor, Casey Koteen, who edited and wrote much of this book, and has been somewhat of a mentor to me, to contribute to four regions – Nova Scotia, New Jersey, New England, and New York. My first time published in a book. The book is available from the publisher Weldon Owen bookstores, and in surf shops.

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Jetty Rock Foundation Recognized by ESM

When Jetty formed their 501(c)3 non-profit, the Jetty Rock Foundation  Jeremy DeFilippis and Cory Higgins asked Ann Marie to come onboard as the president. Since summer, what they have accomplished has been incredible. Recently, our good friend Nick McGregor (a real fan of LBI) penned this piece for Eastern Surf Mag’s “Call to Action” department for Issue #173, with Sam Hammer on the cover. “With over $315,000 directed to victims of the storm – and a humble, grassroots vibe unparalleled in the surf world – the organization is worth a closer look,” writes McGregor. ESM 173 is in surf shops now or read the whole digital issue here (both are free, as always.) As always, much thanks and love to ESM.

Sincerely Sandy for Huck Mag

I wrote this story that originally ran in July, Huck Magazine #39, the Sofia Coppola issue, but it just made its online debut. I wrote this piece just before summer, hoping to remind the world of all the issues we still face from Sandy. Over a year since the storm and with a full summer under out belts, many of these problems are still relevant. It includes perspectives from the guys at Unsound Surf in New York, Pete Steinkopf the Bouncing Souls, our mayor in Ship Bottom Bill Huelsenbeck, President Obama, LBI locals, and Jon Rose of Waves for Water. Read Sincerely Sandy at Huckmagazine.com. Photos by Brian Derballa and Ann Marie Coen.

DerballaThe apartment of Jack Paterno, who tragically died during Sandy. Photo by Brian Derballa
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