#Local_Legendz Nik McCue

#Local_Legendz Nik McCue

Nik McCue has been keeping the stoke alive on the Gulf Coast for many years. He’s got mad skills behind the lens and is always happy to pass along some knowledge to an aspiring photographer such as myself.  Whether you’re shooting, shredding or sharing a cold beverage with Nik, it’s always good times and positive…

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#Local_Legendz Jimmy Bear

#Local_Legendz Jimmy Bear

Jimmy Bear is the virtual mayor of Cardiff. He’s been holding down the produce section at Seaside Market for over 20 yrs…always positive, always says hi to everyone, knows everyone, and is full of stoke 24/. He shows up at Swamis out of the blue with his boombox on his shoulder and a thruster from…

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#Local_Legendz Ian Zamora

#Local_Legendz Ian Zamora

Ian Zamora in Malibu… incredible craftsman and artist. He brings all the “get-it-done-however-you-need-to” approach of a first generation immigrant from the Philippines, and adds to that some crazy aesthetic nous. His finished boards are works of art. A fiend in the shaping bay, Ian is quietly raising a generation of groms stoked on riding all…

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#Local_Legendz Jon “Chino” Wong

#Local_Legendz Jon "Chino" Wong

Jon grew up working in his family’s Asian Grocery store in Chinatown, Boston – now he works above them – in the past year he has boosted his shaping and glassing operation into a full-time flourishing small business. To drop off a board for ding repair, you must ring a bell which cues a freight…

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#Local_Legendz Tom Sterne

#Local_Legendz Tom Sterne

Tom Sterne, Victoria, TX.  “Tom grew up surfing in Texas and California, has surfed all over the world, and used to shape boards for Indian, Bear, and I believe G&S. He now shapes under his own label, THIRD COAST SURFBOARDS. Tom is an incredible craftsman, and restores cars and lives on his farm on the outskirts…

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#Local_Legendz Interview with Chuck Swanson

#Local_Legendz Interview with Chuck Swanson

Local Legendz Interview with Chuck Swanson One foggy July morning we sat down at the Hawk Creek Café in Neskowin, Oregon and had a conversation with Chuck Swanson. Hope you enjoy. – Lee Leatherman and Reis Paluso Chuck “Swanny” Swanson is a local builder, designer, musician and surfer who has lived in Neskowin, Oregon for…

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#Local_Legendz Coco Nogales

#Local_Legendz Coco Nogales

After rising from being a street kid in Oaxaca into the forefront of Mexican surfing, Coco Nogales has found a way to give back by developing the Coco Nogales Surf Challenge. The contest helps to support local surfers and expose underprivileged children to the sport, possibly fostering the next generation of Puerto Escondido surfer stars…

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#Local_Legendz Bird Huffman

#Local_Legendz Bird Huffman

Bird Huffman has become synonymous with surf culture and the surfboard in San Diego. His knowledge and connections to the legends as well as one of the most incredible collections of surfboards, which hang from the rafters at his surf shop @birdssurfshed is unmatched by anyone else we’ve come across. He also provides San Diego with it’s ‘authentic surf…

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