• January 12, 2015 • News

    RIP Joe McGovern

    Photo: Mez It is with extremely heavy hearts that ESM announces the passing of Narragansett, RI, photographer, writer, and class act Joe McGovern. One of the longest running and most essential contributors to ESM, Joe was a longtime friend...

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  • September 12, 2014 • News

    Second Act: Luke Ditella

    Expanding Horizons With New Jersey’s Most Handsome Pro Surfer Written by  Nick McGregor Friday, 9/12/14 If you live outside of New Jersey, you may not know Luke Ditella. But you probably know his beard. Thick, dark, and impeccably...

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  • August 15, 2014 • News

    Hold The Line

    Environmental Groups Fight To Halt Seismic Airgun Testing In The Atlantic By Allison Arteaga There’s a reason why so many people describe surfing as a meditative experience.  Beneath the sea, all the noise of everyday life fades away....

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  • July 23, 2013 • News

    Second Act: Jesse Hines

    Reinvention, Business Sense, And Fatherhood Written by  Allison Arteaga Tuesday, 7/23/13 It’s been a good run. Actually, it’s been pretty epic. We’re talking “covers of all the major magazines” epic. And don’t forget the...

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  • May 6, 2013 • News

    Village Surf Shoppe, Garden City Beach, SC

    Written by  Allison Arteaga Address: 500 Atlantic Avenue, Garden City Beach, SC Phone: 843-651-6396 E-mail: (for shop matters) or (for the shop’s Perfection Surfboards custom label) Facebook:...

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  • April 2, 2013 • News

    Ruggles In Danger: Iconic Newport, Rhode Island, Spot Threatened

    Word emerged today from Newport, RI, that Ruggles, one of the most iconic pointbreaks on the East Coast, could be under threat from a proposed re-armoring and repair of the city’s popular 3.5-mile Cliff Walk. A public notice filed on...

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  • April 1, 2013 • News

    Flying Point Surf & Sport, Southampton, NY

    Profiling The Finest Brick-And-Mortar Purveyors Of Stoke On The East Coast Written by  Allison Arteaga   Address: 69 N. Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968 Phone: 631-259-2893 E-mail: Website:...

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  • December 28, 2012 • News

    Fallen Hero: NY Lifeguard Dylan Smith Dies While Surfing in Puerto Rico

    Just two days before Christmas, Belle Harbor, NY, lifeguard and surfer Dylan Smith, who saved the lives of several residents during Hurricane Sandy, perished while surfing Maria’s in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Smith’s body was found lifeless...

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  • November 1, 2012 • News

    Sandy’s Wrath

    Superstorm Knocks Out Power To Millions, Kills At Least 50, And Devastates Huge Swaths Of Mid-Atlantic And Northeast Written by  Nick McGregor Thursday, 11/01/12 Thursday update: Power outages still affecting customers are down under a...

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  • September 17, 2012 • News

    Sunny Side Up

    Jamie O’Brien And Ohana Surf Shop Help Florida’s Brooke Thabit Keep Her Spirits Up After A Traumatic Neck Injury Written by  Allison Arteaga Monday, 9/17/12 It was Labor Day weekend, and like all the other local kids, Brooke Thabit...

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