Corky Carroll

Billabong picked the right dude

For quite a long time now I have been a fan of Donavon Frankenreitter. This is a dude who successfully transcended professional surfing and into the forefront of the music...

Pain haunts old surfers, on sea and land

This morning I was out surfing and, more or less, I was not having the best of days. Last night I had a bad cramp in my back and today...

Holiday gift ideas for that cool surfer in your life

Every year at this time I like to help out all of you out there who are asking yourself that age-old question, "What do I get my SURFER husband, son,...

Ole Olson was and is one of a kind

The other day I was walking down the beach to go surfing and ran into a dude that I know coming the other way. I knew that he had just...

Luggage fees shred Surfer's pockets

Have any of you gone on a long-distance surfing trip lately? One that requires you to fly somewhere and take along a surfboard or two? If you have then you...

Some like it cold

There is not a shred of doubt that the chills of winter are setting in deeper each day here in our beautiful and Nirvana like Orange County. I just answered...

Pigheaded Surf Cruisers

By Corky Carroll   As most of you know it’s been a far less than satisfying summer here in Southern California for surf.  Some are calling it the worst ever.  Not only...

Dead Men Don't Wear Speedos

By Corky Carroll   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...

Dealing with leg cramps

 Recently I had a question sent to me for my “Ask the Expert” column which appears in the Sports section of the Register on Wednesdays, that came from a person...