In the current issue of ESPN The Magazine, I talk to nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater about life after competitive surfing, what a 10th world title would mean to him and his thoughts for restructuring the world surfing tour. Check it out here.
In last week’s Action Sports Report on ESPNTheMag.com, I chatted with 2004 world surfing champion Sofia Mulanovich about what it means to be a female sports icon in Peru. What I learned is that it means very different things to different people. Read that story here.
In New York City last week, I met with the designers/developers of a revolutionary new surfboard called the Meyerhoffer (named for the last name of its designer). In a nutshell, it’s a shorter longboard (with a design that looks a lot like a giant sperm) that supposedly surfs like a shortboard. I haven’t had the opportunity to ride one yet, but plan to soon. The jury’s still out on the Meyerhoffer. For now, you be the judge.