Alex Dick-Read

Founding editor, news editor, features editor, sub-editor, assistant editor, junior editor, intern, tea-maker for The Surfer's Path magazine.

Recent Articles By Alex

World

Chile: The Surfers and the Earthquake

Save The Waves applauded for relief efforts on the ground in Chile

Chile: The Surfers and the Earthquake
Video

Honolua Bay March 2010

Fresh shizzle from the mother of all pointbreaks by ACL. It’s a beautiful thing, so just relax and enjoy.

Honolua Bay March 2010
World

Deep in Fergal Country

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Deep in Fergal Country
Blogs

Warning: your sunscreen may not be safe

This is a seriously useful site for figuring out which sunscreen is likely to protect you and which might actually cause you harm. The Environmental...

Warning: your sunscreen may not be safe
Blogs

The Joe Roper Interviews

The Joe Roper sticker on the underside of my Skip Frye egg has always intrigued me. I know the name, know he’s regarded as one...

The Joe Roper Interviews
Blogs

Guardian goes big on Clark Little

No chicken. Little at work, shot by Sean Davey More mainstream press surfing shizzle. This time it’s the UK’s Guardian newspaper randomly, but admirably, running a...

Guardian goes big on Clark Little
Blogs

Inky's Tale

An amazing tale of one whale saved by scientists after becoming stranded on a New Jersey beach. Why was she stranded? Because our oceans are...

Inky's Tale
Blogs

LA Times goes big on Garrett

Mainstream media loves a bit of ‘exxxtreme’ and Garrett MacNamara fits the bill perfectly for a ‘look-at-this-crazy-dude’ type of story. Often they get it wrong,...

LA Times goes big on Garrett
Blogs

Marine science guru Sylvia Earle on how to protect the blue heart of the planet

Here’s an important talk (with incredible footage) about our planet’s most valuable asset – the ocean – by Sylvia Earle, a veteran undersea scientist, TED...

Marine science guru Sylvia Earle on how to protect the blue heart of the planet
Blogs

Great swell, shame about the camera

Honestly, it’s been a great swell. We get a few of these every winter, some bigger than others, some well forecast and crowded, some sneakers...

Great swell, shame about the camera
Blogs

Dutch Courage

This Circle of Love at Scheveningen seemed to work pretty well. Holland may not be Surf Central but the Netherlands is home to hundreds of stoked...

Dutch Courage
Blogs

Derek Hynd Finless at Supertubes

Here’s a sweet clip of our friend Derek Hynd riding a finless board at Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Former ’80s professional and a well-known savant...

Derek Hynd Finless at Supertubes
Environment

World’s Biggest Bull Shark Caught way Inland

Bull sharks, aka Zambezi sharks, are some of the most aggressive of our grey-suited friends and are common in tropical waters all over the world....

World’s Biggest Bull Shark Caught way Inland
Blogs

Lord Help Us!

Now, I’m all for design progress and breakthroughs in technology, but something deep within my soul finds this truly disturbing. It’s a mutation that...

Lord Help Us!
Blogs

Happy New Year

Joy to the world! Happy ’09! Or is it? Where ever we are on the planet the language seems to be the same: tough times ahead, more...

Happy New Year
Blogs

The Ox Files II: Laird, High Priest of Paddle.

Laird I: The Vision Laird by Vogue photographer Stéphane Gautronneau As well as Nat, Laird was in town, too. Actually he’d hauled off to Northern Spain for...

The Ox Files II: Laird, High Priest of Paddle.
Blogs

The Ox Files I - Slightly lost among the longboards and legends

Oxbow World Longboard Championships Quite what the hell I’m doing here I don’t know. The Surfer’s Path doesn’t do contests, and I don’t do free trips...

The Ox Files I - Slightly lost among the longboards and legends