Testosterone-squirting big-wave surf icon lambasts Hawaiian contest organisers for calling off prized Triple Crown event in building swell, “If you want extraordinary surfers to be extraordinary, you put them in extraordinary waves!”

Surfing’s most prestigious prize turned into “TikTok circle jerk.” When the WSL’s self-confessed biggest fan, @surfads, partly described the WSL’s recent efforts as “Turning a deadshit, dumbcunt but still unique sports outfit into a generic, compliant, corporate glory hole”, I nodded in agreement and felt there wasn’t a lot more to say. Especially coming in so hot on the heels of The Ultimate Surfer where a guy and gal got a...

PH safest place to enjoy Christmas – Concepcion

DESPITE the looming threat of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Philippines is still one of the safest countries to visit, especially during the holiday season, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd said on Monday. Bedazzled Families enjoy the Night of Lights drive-through at the Mall of Asia. The area is open to cars, bikes and motorcycles. PHOTO BY JOHN RYAN BALDEMOR With the daily case average among...

Deep Divides, Xenophobia, US-China Tensions – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Overshadowed by US-Sino friction and xenophobic rhetoric, the 2022 election campaigns are getting ugly. Old elites hope to derail leading candidates while consolidating a set of US-Philippine military faits accomplis before the vote.  Recently, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) established a comprehensive strategic partnership, a new bilateral milestone. However, the future course of the post-Duterte Philippines is...

Asif Ali could play iconic role in Book of Tobit film

Book of Tobit writer almost demands Asif Ali play a role in iconic film of Tobit Asif AliTobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Asif Ali to play a major role in The Book of Tobit.  Nafzger pointed out in the interview that Asif Ali could play a number of roles in the iconic story about two Jewish families. The professor of political science says The Book of...

The Kiwi Scientist and the Failed Surf Breaks

Investigations A Raglan based surfer-scientist involved in a company facing major opposition for its plans to create a surf break by excavating 2.5 hectares of a Fijian coral reef has courted controversy before for his role in attempts at creating surfable waves – including a project in the same part of Fiji a decade ago. At first, they seemed like a radical innovation: sand filled vessels placed on the seabed in a way that would alter the...

Manhattan Beach Median Home Price Hits $3 Million, Local Broker Dave Fratello Reports

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Dec. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time, the median price for homes in Manhattan Beach, California, has hit $3,000,000.This landmark finding was reported by local real estate broker Dave Fratello of Edge Real Estate Agency, based in Manhattan Beach, on his MB Confidential blog. “Sharp increases in local home prices are part of the remarkable bounceback of our real estate market after pandemic shutdowns,”...

Honolulu Ocean Safety makes 70 rescues on Oahu amid high surf

City and County of Honolulu lifeguards made 70 rescues and initiated more than 3,500 preventative actions today along the coastline on Oahu’s North Shore as well as in Windward Oahu and the Leeward Coast, officials said. The Honolulu Emergency Services Division’s Ocean Safety Department said surf lineups at Waimea, Makaha and on the Waimanalo side of Makapuu were crowded most of the day, with hundreds of surfers in the water near Makapuu as...