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Salem-News.com (Jan-25-2013 01:58)

Only a Handful of Brave Souls Will Ever Ride a Wave Like This

2013 is off to a great start for our resident big wave rider, Eric Akiskalian.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Eric Akiskalian riding a monster It doesn't take a lot of convincing. Only the tiniest fraction of a percent of human beings ride gigantic waves.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-17-2012 12:23)

GoPro Big Wave Addicts 2011/2012 Episode 2

Featuring Greg Long and PNW Crew.

(GIG HARBOR, WA) - Greg Long with/ PNW Crew Eric Akiskalian, Keith Gailbraith and Shawn Thordarson - Photo: Tyler Roemer 11-05-12 TowSurfer.com When professional big-wave legend Greg Long calls and says he needs to get away and surf some big waves because he hasn't had any worthy swells since the historic paddle session at Pe'ahi last month, then what else can you do.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-30-2012 22:56)

GoPro Big-Wave Addicts / Season Two Kicks Off - Episode 1

Follow Eric's 2012/13 Big Wave Adventures in the Pacific Northwest, as he and his established crew continue to search and tow into monster size waves.

(GIG HARBOR, WA) - Eric Akiskalian It has been a slow start for the 2012/13 Big Wave Season in the Pacific Northwest but there have been a couple of fun warm up swells for the local tow-in crews and paddlers.

Follow Eric Akiskalian, Keith Galbraith and Shawn Throdarson as they begin filming for the second season of Big Wave Addicts and launch episode no. 1.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-23-2012 14:52)

Famous Surfer `Tubesteak` who Named `Gidget` Passes Away at 77

He passed away in San Clemente Wednesday, according to The Orange County Register

(SALEM) - Kathy Kohner (Gidget inspiration) and Terry Tubesteak Tracy There are a handful from surfing's earliest days who are still among us, and sadly today there is one less. Terry 'Tubesteak' Tracy passed away at the age of 77.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2012 00:37)

Kids Get Surf and Stewardship at Otter Rock and Roll

Kids from two to eighteen competed in various age divisions with the “Parent with Child” division being the most popular with 18 parent/child teams.

(NEWPORT, OR) - Otter Rock and Roll kid's surfing contest in Newport, Oregon Surfrider Foundations hosted over 120 kids and 51 competitors for the 4th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.

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Salem-News.com (May-22-2012 00:13)

Otter Rock and Roll Youth Surf Contest coming June 16th!

Otter Rock n Roll began 4 years ago in celebration of International Surfing Day.

(NEWPORT, OR) - Kids at Otter Rock surf contest The Surfrider Foundation will host the 4th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.

Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.

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Salem-News.com (May-14-2012 12:51)

Travis Logie Shreds at Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil

This Durban, South African, Logie is the newest addition on the tour and everyone is taking notice.

(AMERICA DO SUL / SALEM) - Travis Logie Today in Brazil with SUPERbrand Surfboards by Nuno Matta Travis Logie was ripping it up today at the Billabong Rio Pro in Brazil today. Riding SUPERbrand Surfboards by Nuno Matta shaped in Portugal, this South African pro is one of the top riders competing in the circuit on European surfboards.

The world's top-ranked professional surfers are competing in this annual event that is the focus of the industry and sport and will continue to be over the next six days.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-10-2012 18:11)

Costa Rica Hotel Surf School Dream Come True for New Owners

Escaping the Rat Race Pays Off

(MAL PAIS, Costa Rica) - Blue Surf Sanctuary Blue Surf Sanctuary, located in Mal Pais / Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is more than a destination for vacationers and surfers, it is a sanctuary for its two new owners, Kelly Parmenter-Eck and Aaron Moore. It is a sanctuary they want to share with you.

Out of a desire to escape the everyday routine and wanting a simpler life, though being a business owner will keep the daily pace pretty quick, Parmenter-Eck said the twosome started researching businesses for sale to see if they could make this dream a reality.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-11-2012 12:39)

Eric Akiskalian awarded `Journalist of the Year` by Surfers Village

Salem-News resident big wave rider and writer honored for journalism.

(VENTURA) - Eric Akiskalian photo of Marcio Freire Eric Akiskalian has made a name for himself over the past two decades as a dedicated big-wave surfer, promoter, photographer, the owner of Towsurfer.com, Founder of the Association of Professional Towsurfers, 2X Billabong XXL Global Big-Wave Award Nominee, Producer of Big-Wave Addicts, and now an award winning journalist.

Akiskalian recently received the high honors and recognition as the Journalist of the Year for his interview with big-wave surfer, Marcio Freire from Maui, Hawaii.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-23-2011 12:48)

Pacific Northwest Delivers Solid Swell

Includes YouTube Big-Wave Addicts Episode 3.

(GIG HARBOR, Wash.) - Eric Akiskalian takes on one of the blue swells When the charts in the Pacific Northwest read 10'-12' @ 17-19 seconds out of the NW with light easterly winds there are a handful of big wave chargers that live in the area, know where to go and what to do.

As was the case on December 17, 2011 when the swell was in full bloom, with clear sunny skis and mysto waves breaking on the outer reefs.

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