Editorial

Editorial

Intro

Over the past 20 years, I have built a healthy freelance relationship with numerous publications while developing a solid career as a storyteller: journalist, video director and marketing writer.  This has ranged from long form dig-your-heels features to community journalism, travel features, product reviews,  in-depth character portraits and even coverage of world class snowboard and surf competitions.

Grain Surfboards feature, Eastern Surf Magazine

From epic trips to great swells, tattoo culture, underground music, the surf world, environmental issue, festivals, snowboarding, boating, local happenings, and social commentary, I love to tell the story. I’ve even started writing for some fishing publications. And I know just enough about fishing to know that I know nothing about fishing.

Publications I’ve Worked With

Surfer Magazine

New Jersey Monthly

The Angler’s Journal

New Noise Magazine

Huck Magazine

The Surfer’s Journal

Inked Magazine

The Asbury Park Press

RedBull.com

Philadelphia Magazine

Surfline

Outboard Magazine

Press of Atlantic City

The SandPaper

Surfing Magazine

ESPN

N’East Magazine

Transworld Surf

Salt

The Aquarian Weekly

The Outdoor Journal

Transworld Surfing

Resolve

Offshore

Eastern Surf Magazine

Portfolio

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Blog Posts

2901, 2020

How to Ski and Ride Vail Like a Local

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on How to Ski and Ride Vail Like a Local

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 engineer), shit-talking Vail’s cultural aesthetic has grown passé as its ...

1301, 2020

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

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Pyzel on Simple Tools for A First Backyard Board for Surfer Mag

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 Pyzel of Pyzel Surfboards about the tools you would need ...

801, 2020

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

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on How a Shark Epidemic Is Changing Surfing and Community on Cape Cod

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 5. When he was 8 or 9, he’d be up ...

1603, 2019

Magic Mountain Travel Guide for Adventure Sports Network

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Magic Mountain Travel Guide for Adventure Sports Network

I recently did a quick trip up to New England with a few LBI locals that turned into a fun little travel piece for Adventure Sports Network. Ryan Johnson took some awesome photos and it was a reminder of how wonderful and basic a trip to Vermont can be. "....A mint on your pillow is nice. And a crafted hot drink by a gas fire pit, a high speed gondola, a cute faux village and a mountain boutique that sells ...

1712, 2018

Burton’s Sustainability Goals for TetonGravity.com

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Burton’s Sustainability Goals for TetonGravity.com

The earth’s climate has risen two degrees Fahrenheit in the past 100 years. While the effects are varied and dramatic, as one might imagine, it’s not the best thing for long, snow-filled winters. Not the best news for early season runs and those bonus days of spring riding? 97 percent of scientists are in agreement on the phenomenon. Photo: Blotto. Yet, the President of the United States doesn’t believe industry is changing the climate of the earth. “We’ll be fine ...

3005, 2018

“Who was Andy Irons” for Teton Gravity

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “Who was Andy Irons” for Teton Gravity

Full disclosure, I never interviewed A.I. I watched him, read about him, and wrote about his heats, but I never spoke with him. Yet a large part of my career was covering pro surfing at that time and I was fully aware of what he meant to the sport. I was on the beach at the Billabong Pipe Masters the day his son Axel was born on Kauai and Bruce flew directly over to the North Shore to surf his ...

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