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John Kelly

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  • Surfing Soapbox: Sea's beauty inspires action

    After a day like today there's nothing much else to write about it. It's so amazing how beautiful a day it can be in Laguna Beach in late January. While in other parts of the world snowflakes are falling and streets are flooding, we have been blessed...
  • Surfing Soapbox: It's hard work being a 'pro' surfer

    I was honored by the Patriots Day committee Feb. 5 as Laguna Beach's "Athlete of the Year." I've won a lot of trophies and awards before but none are more meaningful to me than this one. It sits proudly on the mantelpiece above my fireplace, and no...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Work with citizens, not against them

    Has it really come to this, Laguna Beach? I just received a voicemail asking if I would join in during the Patriots Day Parade and ride a skateboard in support of skateboarding not being banned. Yes, of course I will. Or I would, if I wasn't already...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Efforts to change can make difference

    Last Thursday I was asked to judge an ocean-themed science project contest at St. Margaret's in San Juan Capistrano, which was unbelievable to say the least. Wow, how smart, engaged, and participating the students are! Their enthusiasm for change and...
  • Surfing Soapbox: It's Smith vs. Slater in Rip Curl Pro

    The Rip Curl Pro, which was held Wednesday at Peniche, Portugal, just completed Round 4 in punchy, rippable two- to three-foot waves at the backup venue known as Belgas. Surfers in the three-man, non-elimination round pushed the boundaries of high-...
  • Surfing Soapbox: What's new and cool in Laguna this summer

    For the second week in a row we're sticking with the summer theme and wishing this June gloom would be gone already. Then we can all head to one of the newest and hippest spots in Laguna to enjoy food, drinks and one of the best views of Laguna Beach...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Memories live on after losing friend

    Gregg Gaynor was one of my best friends who passed away the morning of June 21 — gone but never forgotten. His love and devotion for his beautiful daughter was the shining diamond in his life. We became friends in 1987 when he was a lifeguard...
  • Surfing Soapbox: City serves every mood

    On a warm summer's night under a star-lit sky, I'm not sure that there is anything more amazing than being at the Irvine Bowl and watching the Pageant of the Masters. I have gone for the last five years, and with each passing year I grow more amazed by...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Dangers of drug use seen firsthand

    This poem, "If I Could Race Back In Time," is meant to be a talking point and is about all of us and the consequences of making poor choices in our lives. These choices have sometimes led to drug use, ultimately leading to prison and death for some of...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Making predictions for Quiksilver Pro

    Here we go again, folks. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour has kicked off this week on the Gold Coast of Australia with the Quiksilver Pro currently taking place at Snapper Rocks. So far they have completed round one, with the...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Slater now with 10,000-point lead

    It's not often that the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked surfers in the world square off against one another but in Peniche, Portugal, that is exactly what happened. The finals showdown included No. 2 Jordy Smith going up against not only the top surfer but more...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Armstrong, Federer, presently Slater?

    Somewhere in Puerto Rico, the Rip Curl Pro Search is gearing up to start at a still-mysterious location, with the world's best surfers ready to converge on the island paradise of warm weather and fun waves. Stop No. 9 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the...