Solana Beach Magazine


How is your local break affected by these Eco Threats?

Rated on a scale of 1 through 5; 5 being most impacted and 1 being least impacted.  The numbers are estimates and intended for public awareness, not intended for scientific use.  Urban runoff and sewage spills have two numbers representing [...]

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Ira Opper

He possesses the largest surf video archive in the world.  He also has five Emmy Awards.  And, while this is all impressive, it is not what strikes me about Ira Opper.  What strikes me about this director/producer is his youthful, [...]

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Amy Michelle Chivers

Name: Amy Michelle Chivers 
 Home: Solana Beach 
Occupation: sushi slinger at Masuo's (best sushi ever!) 
 Drink of choice: agua 
 I surf because it is … a passion of mine. 
 I don't surf when … I have [...]

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Pat Millin

Name: Pat MillinAge: 19Hometown: Solona Beach, CASpot: Seaside ReefSponsors: Zoo York, Macbeth Shoes/Sunglasses, Univ, Dakine, Byrne Surfboards Board(s): 6’0” Byrne round tail shaped by M.B.Teacher: My dadTravel: At the start of the year I went to Hawaii for a month-and-a-half [...]

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Evan Luth

Name: Evan LuthAge: 18Hometown: Solana BeachSpot: Sea SideSponsors: Xanadu Surfboards, Hansens/Boardroom, Sanuk, Ocean Earth, Bubblegum Wax, and the Grom Project. Board(s): 6’1”Teacher: My dad first put me on a board, and from then on out it became the center of [...]

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Jud Buechler

Every morning Jud drops off his kids at school and then heads west towards the coast while the rest of North County is gridlocked on a fumey I-5, grudgingly dragging themselves to work. In the back of his car he [...]

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Bryce Smithers Frees

Name: Bryce "Smithers" FreesHometown: Solana Beach and CardiffAge: 23Job: Professional amateur surfer, valet, computer geekSponsors: SRH, Ryan Judson, mom and grandma. Oh yeah, and Molly from Java Depot.I surf because… My mom makes me and because my Nintendo broke when I [...]

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“As a pro surfer, you just don’t know how long your career is going to be. There’s definitely no guarantee…there’s definitely a lot of uncertainty. For me, I really want to do this.”Age: 25Address: Solana BeachOccupation: Pro surferSponsors: Adio Shoes, [...]

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