Grom of the Week: Lucas Senkbeil Cassity

This week’s featured grom is Lucas Senkbeil Cassity, who claimed his first NSSA National Title this summer when he won the Boys division at the National Championships in Huntington Beach. Demonstrating maturity beyond his years, his surfing was fast, radical and progressive.

A True Beach Life

Surf pioneers and longtime friends were at last able to gather on Beach Road last week to say their final goodbyes to Wayne Penn Schafer, who died in his Poche Reef home at 91 in June 2020. Schafer, who lived a true beach life, always bringing his friends along for the ride, was instrumental in the development of the original Hobie Cat with the late Hobie Alter, Jake Howard reports this week.

A History of Hawaii’s Lifeguard Tradition Finally Told

From running the family business, to charging big waves, to filmmaking, local legend Marty Hoffman is a man of many talents, Jake Howard writes this week. Hoffman recently premiered his full-length documentary “Big Wave Guardians: First Responders of the Sea,” which details the long history of lifeguarding in Hawaii.

Fly Is the Guy

From crafting beautiful surfboards to sharing stories, ‘The Fly’ Van Swae has seen and done it all during his life in the surf By Jake…