Eddie Would Go: The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition

Dan Merkel

  If you are a surfer, you likely know about the Quicksilver #Eddiewouldgo Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition. If you are not a surfer this might be new- but it’s really cool so I will tell you about it. The Eddie Aikau, which is a big wave surfing competition in honor of the Hawaiian lifeguard… Read More »

2nd Annual Carolina Surf Film Festival

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The second annual Carolina Surf film Festival was held this weekend on James Island, near Folly Beach, SC, and the festivities did not disappoint. A steady show of innovative surf film was projected onto a large outdoor screen over two evenings. Food trucks, beer stands, live music, and surf-industry goods and services lined the venue at… Read More »

Charleston Surfer Justin Schaay Places 2nd in South Africa’s Dusi Canoe Marathon- On A Paddle Board

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This February, while most of us were shivering and wishing for warm weather, one Charleston man was in the warm Summer heat of the southern hemisphere, in South Africa, attempting one of the most difficult and storied whitewater river races of all time- the Dusi Canoe Marathon…on a paddle board. Justin Schaay is South African… Read More »



    I discovered standup paddleboarding (or SUP) about 2 years ago. As a kid I was always active and in the water-  waterskiing, wake boarding, swimming, playing in the lakes and rivers of Tennessee… But moving to the beach, I needed a way to get onto the water without buying (and maintaining!) a boat…. Read More »