Corky Carroll

Sound, feeling of barrel ride unmistakable.

In surfing there is a thing that we all strive for. It is to get "inside" of the wave. We call it getting into the "barrel," or into the "tube,...

Embrace the light side of the moon

Ya know I was thinking that something that seems to have unfortunately gone out of style is the good old-fashioned "moon." Not the one up in the sky at night...

Oh, the stories we could tell of surfboard fins.

A few days ago I got an email asking me when they first started putting fins on surfboards and who was the first person to do that. So I thought...

Sport isn't just business, it's a way of life.

Lately I have written a lot about surf shops and surf companies, mostly mentioning that I tend to feel that too much of the surfing industry has fallen into the...

City's look has changed, but not its soul

Part 5 In honor of the 100th year anniversary of Huntington Beach I have been doing a series on my own personal memories in that town. I haven't been around...

Wouldn't it be nice to revisit glory years.

Part 4 In honor of the 100th anniversary of the city of Huntington Beach I have been doing a series on my memories of the past 50 something years that...

The coolest dudes have all the nerve

PART 3 In honor of Huntington Beach turning 100 years old I am doing a little series on my memories of growing up in and around our wonderful "Surf City."...

Surf City forges its identity with help of legends

Part 2 In honor of Huntington Beach turning 100, and that's even older than me, I am in the midst of a little series on my favorite memories of that...

A gnarly start to a love/hate relationship with Surf City

Wow. Did you know that the city of Huntington Beach is turning 100 years old? It is. Seems like just the other day it was just a greasy little baby...

Billabong wasn't a no-show at trade show

Last week I was telling you about my day at the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) trade show in San Diego. This is where the companies involved in the action sports...

Action sports, too, falling on hard times

Last week I took a little cruise down the road to San Diego for the semi annual Action Sports Retailer trade show. For those of you not familiar with trade...

Remembering the legend that never was

I get many of the ideas of what to write about here from email from you, the most sophisticated and fine-tuned readers on the planet. The other day an older...

Don't stand between 'Iguana' and his Speedos

I have, on occasion, told you stories about my slightly off center pals Blue Dog and the Iguana. I try not to overdo it though. The problem is that there...

Oh, to be young and adventurous again

When I was a kid I used to like to try all kinds of different surf-related stuff. I was literally made of energy in those days. Some skin, a few...

A last look at surfer gifts for the holidays

After two weeks of giving you all my own personal holiday gift ideas for surfers, today I'm going to share some thoughts from readers who either have their own ideas...

More gift ideas for surfer friends

OK, kiddies, here is the second part of my annual "Great gift ideas for the surfer on your holiday gift list" column. Last week I touched on the less expensive...

Gifts, stocking stuffers for a special surfer.

Here it is kiddies, my annual "great gift ideas for the surfer(s) on your gift-giving agenda" column. As this has become a tradition and seems to be very popular this...

I'm not a sports nut, but I love the Lakers

I am not exactly what you would term a sports nut. I am first and foremost a surfer to the core. Or maybe to the cork, as the case may...

Time flies when you're catching waves

Gee whiz kids, it's the end of yet another year. They say that as you get older, the years go by faster. I think that's true. For me, they seem...

Oh, my aching back! Join a growing club

A few weeks ago I did a column discussing the trials and tribulations of senior surfing and the wonderful world of bad pain, face plants and gold teeth. Well, I...