Why We Love the East Coast

Listen up non believers, fellow West Coasters, and everyone in general, do you know why we enjoy living on the East Coast? Well for the most part (unless its summer) we get great waves, empty line ups, a great ...
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Day in the Life in Sandbridge

Photography: Cody Hammer This past week a few of our local community surfers got a chance to catch an afternoon session that seemed non-existent in the vast flatness of Sandbridge Beach. After checking a...

Jonas Storm Surf: Virginia Beach

Photos by Billy Ficke & John Streit. Though we received a glancing blow from Winter Storm Jonas, the intense nor'easter sent plenty of foul weather and pumping swell to the shores of Virginia Beach from ...

White’s Christmas

Photos by Austin White & Conner White. Words by John Streit. Our Xcel Wetsuits rep Austin White and brother Conner White know how to celebrate the season in style: barreled on the Outer Banks! The boys a...

Ten December Scenes by Hammer

Photos by Cody Hammer. Words by John Streit. Pursuit of surf is truly one of those gifts that keep on giving. With no shortage of swell to close out 2015, Virginia Beach bodyboarder/photographer Cody Hammer ...

Surfer Snapshots: Max Aaron

Answers by Max Aaron. Questions by John Streit. Photos by Evan Drake, Sean Murphy & Max Aaron via Soloshot. There is no questioning the fire for surfing that burns inside of Max Aaron. Over the years, th...

Turkey Run: Harcourt’s Sandbridge Set

Photos by Allen Harcourt. Words by John Streit. It's hard to remember a late Novemeber/early December with such warm temperatures -- both air and water -- light winds and ample swell pulsing in from the east...

Return to Tahiti with Hammer & Mitchell

Photos by Cody Hammer & Jack Mitchell. Words by John Streit. To say we were blown away by the photos Virginia Beach's Cody Hammer and Jack Mitchell brought back from their summer trip to Tahiti -- where ...