5 Minutes with surfer Tristan Thompson

Thinking back to how life was at 18 years old, many of us would say that we were simply trying to find our way. We would say that we were searching for colleges to attend after high school, or for full-time employment after earning a diploma.

The Downtown Blues: Find the Cure this November

A deadly epidemic is sweeping across the ancient streets of sleepy St. Augustine. Stealing the morale of the city’s youth, symptoms of the disease include: grogginess, lethargy, frequent visits to establishments such as White Lion, and binge eating waffles at Cousteau’s. The disease is commonly referred to as: The Downtown Blues. There is good news…DB is entirely curable. Treatment includes avoidance of the downtown area of St. Augustine, primarily on the weekends. Here are a few suggestions to get you out of town and DB free this November.

Butts over Barrels: The sexualization of female surfers

While spending a winter in Rincon, Puerto Rico, I learned so many things. I learned to watch for sea urchins when entering and exiting the water. I learned which food trucks were the best for a quick lunch. I learned exactly where not to park a rental car at certain surf breaks.

Finding inspiration at a Surfers for Autism event

By Gwendolyn Crowe |

The weather outside was humid and dry as members from the Flagler College Rotaract Club and I piled into the car. We were on the way to a Surfers for Autism event, and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I heard that it was an amazing and different experience. I was worried that we would have to actually surf. Nonetheless, I was stoked to see what was in store.

Flagler student bit by shark

Flagler sophomore Kelsey Hammell was paddling out for an afternoon surf by the pier on Saturday, Sept. 18. It was around 2:30 in the afternoon on 4th street when Kelse found herself in a scary situation.

“I was surfing in the outside break. I was pretty far out and it was in between sets,” Hammell said. “It got really calm for a little bit and I could see there was something under the water circling around. I couldn’t see it, but I could feel it.”