TSS Journal 1701/ Don’t Kook Out, Kick Out

In this day and age of modern surfing there are two distinct groups of surfers. The ones that grew up wearing a leash and the ones that didn’t. Non-leashed surfers take a much different approach to riding waves. This is what a non-leashed surfer does......

TSS Journal 1609/ Christmas Eve 1984

December 24, 1984, Hanalei Bay, Kauai I woke up to the sound of rattling windows and what I thought was thunder. It was still dark and I had no idea what kind of Christmas gift was waiting for me a mile away. I had left......

TSS Journal 1607/ Hey California: Summer is Not Over Yet

On the line-up this weekend: A 3-4 Southern hemi, the MSA Classic Invitational and a KADU pop-shop at the ‘Bu Come join us on Saturday and Sunday as Terry Simms competes in the MSA Men’s 50+ Longboard division. With epic looking conditions and heats stacked......

TSS Journal 1605/ The Ultimate 50th Birthday Party

It was quite an extraordinary moment when I had two great clients and friends decide to journey to Nihiwatu to celebrate their 50th birthdays. What ensued was a month of festive gatherings and surf that just kept coming.   The Big Five-O This is not......

TSS Journal 1604/ Every day is an opportunity to do something great

Dear Rippers, I hope everyone had a great long weekend with family and friends. On a new and exciting note in my life, the story I shared with you all a few months back was just published in an online surf magazine, “The Inertia.”  http://www.theinertia.com/surf/how-i-rescued-three-naked-men-from-drowning-in-costa-rica/. Any comments......

TSS Journal 1602/ El Nino: She Has Arrived

  A Surf Terry-torial El Nino is living up to expectations, so let’s be optimistic and say its going to continue to be one of the best winters of recent lore. If so, we should be ready to seize the season. Here is my suggestion for having your cake (and not eating it.) The foremost reason......