In the dream, he is surfing towards me. It’s one of those infinite winter days in California when the sun is warm but the water is cold and the waves steam in from the northwest and wrap around the pointbreaks. The days when you lose count of waves and your eyes glow red from Santa Anas and salt and you burn off the burritos as if they were coal in your fire of stoke. He is surfing towards me from the north, way up at the top of the point, and he is silhouetted by the setting sun.

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Cole Sorensen is 14 and loves Mexican food. His sister, Ella, is 12 and fancies herself “a pizza gal.” Cole used to get fajitas with his mom after snowboard competitions. Then Ella started competing. Now they have to argue about post-shred grubs. Sounds like typical sibling stuff, except these siblings both happen to be World Champion wakeboarders. That’s right: Cole is the #1 Pro Rider in the World. And Ella is the #1 Women’s Amateur (competing against women 3-4 times her age).

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EDGEtv Influencer, Mary Osborne, has been making the pilgrimage to surf "The Silver Dragon" for many years. This August she joined surf legends Koby Abberton, Cheyne Magnusson, Jamie O'Brien, Dean Morrison, and Robert "Wingnut" Weaver as part of the 2016 Red Bull Qiantang Shootout.

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In the old days, surf flicks were about surfing.  Sure, Bruce Brown’s, “The Endless Summer,” turned the camera on some local people or animals or landscapes…but it was mainly about a couple of SoCal dudes looking for epic surf. Patagonia changed outdoor sports film-making by using the action as a vehicle for environmental and conservation […]

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EDGEtv’s Staff Writer and Social Media Manager, Jeff McElroy, is also an award-winning author.  His surf-noir short story collection, Californios, won 1st Place in the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards (IPPYs) for Best West Coast Fiction.  He released Californios 2 in 2016. His surf fiction has found a dedicated readership around the world, including names like Dan Malloy, […]

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