The words "Follow Your Passions" will forever be inscribed in concrete on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street.
Sean Collins, the founder of Surfline.com, wrote the phrase when he was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame in 2008 and lived by those words. The influential surfer dedicated his life to following waves, tracking winds and sharing stories of swells with the world.
This year’s live streams were viewed by more than 1.8 million unique visitors versus 800,000 during the 2010 Vans Triple Crown Season. Results also showed a dramatic shift to hand-held devices with an estimated 25-30% of streams being viewed on mobile devices, many via the Vans Live 2.0 App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. IPhones alone generated 1.1 million streams, or roughly 10% of viewership.
Brendan Wenzel and Therron Johnson go to Costa Rica to explore and surf their brains out. We wanted to show you our journey of getting here and what we've done through the first week of exploring.
First day of surfing was about 2-3 foot at Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Second and Third day of surfing was about 2 foot in Playa Grade, Costa Rica on the incoming tide. While not big, it was still fun!
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Music: Finally Moving Remix by Pretty Lights Flight by JetBlue Shuttle Ride thanks to Interbus Surfboards thanks to Kelly's Surf Shop in Tamarindo - 6' 3" 7S Aussiefish - 6' 6" Webber Spoon Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 And a special thanks to the awesome lady at Calalu Restaurante in San Jose, Costa Rica
Sean Collins, Trusted Forecaster for Surfers, Dies at 59New York TimesSean Collins, who created Surfline.com, whose forecasts and real-time views of beaches reach 1.5 million surfers a week, died on Monday in Newport Beach, Calif.