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Endless Session, Day 308: Taking it’s Toll

Endless Session, Day 308: Taking it’s Toll

by Morgan Sliff I wish I could have surfed forever today. The last few days have been all-time.  And a pain in the rotator cuff area of my shoulder is keeping me mortal, only allowing a few waves here and there at the moment. My body has changed so much from surfing every day.  Broader […]

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Endless Session, Day 307: Time

Endless Session, Day 307:  Time

by Morgan Sliff Time. I wish I could harness it.  Slow down the rush of flowing through a wave and make the seconds inch by, like a broken clock.  The years of the ocean I lost little by little I’m making up for with every consecutive day spent seaside, but the days that turn to […]

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Endless Session, Day 306: Family of Surf

by Morgan Sliff The Bacallao family makes any already sunny day shine even brighter. SJ, a clean beach and clean planet activist and the youngest Bacallao, was ready to hit the sea again after a few months of delving into school and being laid up with a broken arm (after jumping off a lifeguard tower). […]

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Endless Session, Day 300: Triumph in.. Solitude?

Endless Session, Day 300: Triumph in.. Solitude?

by Morgan Sliff On a milestone day, being 300 of 366 days of surf, I set out for some triumph in solitude, bound for the layered chop of wind-blown El Porto. Last summer I got into a big reggae craze, blasting nothing but Rebelution, Marley, SOJA, and Collie Buddz on southern road trips, and those […]

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Endless Session, Day 305: Goodbye Nalu

Endless Session, Day 305:  Goodbye Nalu

by Morgan Sliff Today was the last of the Ohana Nalu Surf series, the most organized high school contest I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing. Ronnie De Valle, contest judge extraordinaire nabbed me early in the morning and we made it just in time to the Santa Monica contest location and took our seats under […]

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Endless Session, Day 304: Liquid Playground Part 2

Endless Session, Day 304:  Liquid Playground Part 2

by Morgan Sliff It was hard to go home from such a beautiful day at Doheny yesterday; my fire was lit and the only logical thing to subdue it was a bit more mucky harbor-adjacent saltwater. This time Paul Roustan occupied the passenger seat as we buzzed South to Dana Point, just North of San […]

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Endless Session, Day 313: Go for Gold

Endless Session, Day 313:  Go for Gold

by Morgan Sliff Not making it through to finals the previous day at the Santa Cruz Longboard Union Invitational made me the honorary cheerleader for my fellow teammates on the Doheny Longboard Surfing Association. With stacked judging tents and streets lined with sponsors, the event was going off as smooth as could be.  Divisions ranged […]

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Endless Session, Day 303: Liquid Playground

Endless Session, Day 303: Liquid Playground

by Morgan Sliff Last week, I wrote a little about a stoke meter, and I feel like I should elaborate a little bit. It’s days like today that have one’s stoke meter bursting at the lid. We were on the road to my liquid playground. My favorite surf spot in the world, my place of […]

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Endless Session, Day 302: Lake-dom

Endless Session, Day 302: Lake-dom

by Morgan Sliff South swells are upon us.  Hermosa is winding down from its towering El Nino monsters and is on track for lake-dom. Although the surf this morning out front didn’t garner the word epic, there was definitely something to be excited about.  My mind is already  wandering down the road in Doheny, tomorrows […]

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Endless Session, Day 301: The Surf Was Good, The Crowd Was Better

Endless Session, Day 301: The Surf Was Good, The Crowd Was Better

by Morgan Sliff The shores of Torrance beach had been teasing my phone with pictures from Brendan the past few days, the sandbars pulling in the small swell gracing the South Bay.  I had to go see what the surf-fuss was all about. As I drove down the Esplanade I could see it from a […]

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Endless Session, Day 299: Woman Water Hero

Endless Session, Day 299: Woman Water Hero

by Morgan Sliff I’ve met a lot of surfers in my life, but I’ve never met one as energetic and downright organized as Marion Clark, daughter of surfing champion Mary Setterholm. Surfers are an interesting bunch.  We crave both solitude and company; kindled by the ocean emerges a deep connection to all things Earth.  Onlookers […]

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Endless Session, Day 298: Bittersweet and a Little Bewilderment

Endless Session, Day 298: Bittersweet and a Little Bewilderment

by Morgan Sliff There was excitement and heartache in the heavy air of 5:30am.  The list for the morning – a few springsuits, a damp towel, a couple sandy bikinis, hairbrush, surfboard and sunscreen – all for the long day ahead.  I of course, forgot the sunscreen. The South Bay Boardriders, the ultimate contest series […]

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Endless Session, Day 297: One of Two Ways

Endless Session, Day 297: One of Two Ways

by Morgan Sliff Surfing a tiny bit hungover can go one of two ways.  One — you might feel a little looser, loss of IQ point emptying your head a bit and helping you to not overthink or be overly critical of your session. And on some occasions I may have actually surfed better (or maybe […]

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Endless Session, Day 296: There’s No Place Like Home

Endless Session, Day 296: There’s No Place Like Home

by Morgan Sliff Irony came in the form of a surf trip today. My surf family Frank Paine and Boris Vishenvsky surf the South Side of the Hermosa Beach Pier at least three times a week.  Frank has had his water wings since he was a kid, and started giving newly stoked Boris his guru […]

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Endless Session, Day 295: Whale of A Day

Endless Session, Day 295: Whale of A Day

by Morgan Sliff I’ve never seen Mikey run so fast (or run at all for that matter) to closed out beach break. Clouds draped across the sky held back the sun, but they didn’t hold back the excitement of meeting surf coach Mike Siordia and Jason Newling, CEO and surf team manager of Aloha HR’s […]