This is an online exclusive story from ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue 2016.
Training to become the top-ranked surfer in the world isn’t exactly a day at the beach. American surfer Courtney Conlogue talks to Body Issue reporter Morty Ain about her long hours in the gym, learning to hold her breath underwater and trying to compete with Mother Nature. Here’s Conlogue, in her own words:
ON WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PRO SURFER
I think some people perceive surfing as just a lifestyle sport. This will be my sixth year competing professionally on the World Tour, and to be involved in something like this goes to show that we do fine-tune our bodies in order to be as strong as we can when we enter the water. During the offseason, I … More
Melbourne law firm Gadens has urged aggrieved major shareholders in SurfStitch to provide details about private briefings with the board and senior management as it investigates whether to launch a $500 million class action claim.
Gadens partner and chief counsel Glenn McGowan QC wants to know what SurfStitch chairman Howard McDonald told shareholders in a series of private briefings the week before the company warned that earnings could fall 61 per cent.
While some shareholders complained … More
SurfStitch, an online market for surfers, action sports enthusiasts, and people who just want to look the part, is wiping out BIG time. The e-commerce company that was once “ripping it” on the stock market, has become a cautionary tale, by losing over $500 million in value, since November of last year.
When Australian surfer Lex Pedersen and investment banker Justin Cameron launched SurfStitch in 2008, they hoped to become … More
In the 1995 movie Clueless, protagonist Cher Horowitz makes no bones about her disdain for the skateboarding boys at her high school. She laments their baggy pants, their backwards caps and how it “looks like they just fell out of bed.” Back then, it would have been impossible to see someone like the Alaïa-clad fashionista cruising down Rodeo Drive on a skateboard, but today skating couldn’t be more chic. Now it’s just as beloved by L.A. babes—like Calvin Klein model Kenya Kinski-Jones—as it is by … More