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Alvar Sirlin: Surfing Portraits

Posted February 4, 2017 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Alvar Sirlin is a New York illustrator well known for his soccer portraits in Howler Magazine. But he is also a recreational surfer who can be spotted on the beaches of Long Island, N.Y. when the conditions are right. Here is a look at his sketchbook, which serves as a showcase for Alvar’s ability to capture the sport at its most dynamic.  (more…)

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Our Trip To Trestles

Posted December 4, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Baseball has Fenway Park. Football has Lambeau Field. In the world of surfing a Southern California wave named after a railroad bridge occupies a similar place of honor for those who love the sport. We visted during the Hurley Pro in September. Click here for a view of what we experienced. (more…)

A Trek Through Trestles

Posted December 3, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Thousands travel to Trestles each year to surf its world-class waves and experience one of the last untouched sections of southern California coastline. We asked California photographer Chris Ortiz to take a visual tour of this iconic American place. (more…)

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Editor’s Note – The Trestles Issue

Posted December 1, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Fifty miles north of San Diego is an expanse of ocean front, sand and cobblestones named after a railroad bridge. How did this spot, called “Trestles,” become the most important place to surf in the continental United States? We thought it would be fun to explore that question in this debut of Twenty, a magazine for anyone curious about the sport of surfing. (more…)

How Trestles Works

Posted November 21, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick

We asked Dr. Falk Feddersen to explain why Lower Trestles is one of the world’s great waves. Not only is he an oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, but he is a surfer who has paddled out at Trestles roughly 10 times. (more…)

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Surfer in Chief

Posted November 18, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Why Richard Nixon Is Responsible for One of The World’s Greatest Waves (more…)

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A New Beginning

Posted October 26, 2016 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Kelly Slater is the most accomplished professional surfer in the world, an 11-time world champion. It is difficult now to imagine him as an unproven 18-year-old in search of his first pro victory. But that’s who Slater was in September 1990 as the Cocoa Beach, Fla., high school senior traveled to California’s Lower Trestles to compete for what was then the richest first place prize at the Body Glove Surf Bout III. What happened next forever altered the sport of surfing. (more…)