28 01, 2021

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Goes Virtual

By |January 28th, 2021|Editorial|

Ok. Not the same as being on the North Shore in Hawaii but it was cool to talk to Jack Robinson and Cliff Kapono. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a 35-year long tradition on the North Shore. But unlike everything else that had to go virtual, the change this year may have actually been good for the event as it allowed flexibility around swell/spots, gave the women a ...

8 01, 2021

John John Florence 2021 for Men’s Journal

By |January 8th, 2021|Editorial|

Started off the year getting a piece on a conversation with John John Florence published at Men's Journal. The first time I spoke with Florence he was about 13, coming out to surf the Belmar Pro. His mother is from Ocean Grove and he still has family there. The next time we met he was 15 and we chatted in his treehouse, out behind his Mom's place at Pipe. This ...

12 09, 2020

Guide to Skateparks at the Jersey Shore for New Jersey Life

By |September 12th, 2020|Commercial Work, Editorial|

Every once in a while, New Jersey Monthly taps me for a little piece on things happening along the coast. They use the term "Jersey Shore," more than I'd like but all good. This one was a round up of the Skatepark of the New Jersey Shore, on offer north and south. There are a few that have opened in this time. Kind of a roadmap for me and Archie ...

30 08, 2020

America’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm for New Jersey Monthly

By |August 30th, 2020|Editorial|

Renewables! I wrote this feature story that appeared in the June issue of New Jersey Monthly. This was one of those "dig in" kind of research pieces, which was kind of nicely timed with quarantine. While there are some new concerns about the underwater power lines and fish migration, I have been told by my best sources that it shouldn't be a reality. That said, I am very proud that ...

12 07, 2020

Steve Larosiliere, Founder and President of Stoked Mentoring for Men’s Journal

By |July 12th, 2020|Editorial|

Social impact stories are extremely important to me and I learned a whole lot talking to Steve Larosiliere, Founder and President of Stoked Mentoring with this interview for Men's Journal. “That was when I started to mentor foster kids—kids from…low income,” he says, before another noticeable hesitation. “I started mentoring Black kids.” Larosiliere went on to found STOKED with Selema Masekela. Stoked connects kids with mentors in action sports to provide ...

28 03, 2020

Caldarella Ask Own Board Of to Lay Him Off As Economy Crashes

By |March 28th, 2020|Editorial|

I have written about David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation since day one and on occasion, done some volunteering. It has always been an honor to work alongside David Caldarella. With the coronavirus pandemic and the economy in a tailspin, Caldarella selflessly asked the board of directors of his own nonprofit to lay him off. He will try to collect unemployment to save his nonprofit through these tough times. I ...

29 01, 2020

How to Ski and Ride Vail Like a Local

By |January 29th, 2020|Editorial|

Courtesy Vail Resorts "...All right, let’s get the Vail jokes out of the way: ones ribbing the fabulous fur coats seen on Bridge Street, the $18 old-fashioneds, the Wi-Fi connected gondolas and designer oxygen bars to combat altitude sickness. To understate it, there’s nothing chintzy about this Interstate 70 gem with its luxury veneer. Nearly 60 years into the roadside resort town experiment (literally named after a highway ...

13 01, 2020

Pyzel on Simple Tools for A First Backyard Board for Surfer Mag

By |January 13th, 2020|Editorial|

DIY board-building is one of the most time-honored and creative aspects of surf culture. For a lot of salts, going deep into the garage and emerging with something that may or may not resemble a surfboard is a bucket lister of the surf experience. Imagine doing a stylish mid-faced turn or making an impossibly fast section on a sled with your own signature on the stringer. I spoke with John ...

8 01, 2020

How a Shark Epidemic Is Changing Surfing and Community on Cape Cod

By |January 8th, 2020|Editorial|

Cody DeGroff This was one of the more important stories I have written in a while, focusing on the Great White Shark problem on Cape Cod. Granted the water off Massachusetts is a bit colder than New Jersey, but I am trying to imagine how we would handle this on Long Beach Island. “My son is about to turn 14. I started him surfing when he was about ...

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