Coroner: Santa Cruz County White Shark Attack Victim Ben Kelly Bled To DeathWell-known Santa Cruz surfer Ben Kelly bled to death after a major artery and vein in his leg were ripped open during a weekend shark attack, the coroner's office reported Wednesday.
Friends Remember Santa Cruz Fatal Shark Attack Victim As Religious, Kind And GenuineFriends of the respected Santa Cruz area surfboard shaper and surf enthusiast who died after a shark attack Saturday afternoon remembered him as a kind, religious man who was passionate about the sport.
Santa Cruz Surf Community Mourns Shark Attack Victim Ben KellyThere was no denying that surfing played a vital role in Ben Kelly's life. He was a respected Santa Cruz area surf board shaper, married to an avid surfer and was out on the waves whenever he got the chance. On Saturday, he was killed in a shark attack at Manresa State Beach.
Amateur Bay Area Athletes Hoping to Stay Sharp Amid VirusThe virus has effectively leveled the playing field for all athletes who are trying to figure out how to stay in shape and keep their heads in the game at the same time.
NFC Championship: 'Beach Bum' Raheem Mostert Rides Big Wave All The Way To Super Bowl LIVAfter years of disappointment and bouncing from team to team, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert may have been the most unlikely choice to emerge Sunday as the hero of the NFC Championship Game.
Big Waves Lure Oglers, Surfers CoastsideMonster waves hit Bay Area beaches on New Year Day. A high-surf advisory -- issued Wednesday morning -- was in effect until Thursday.
World Surf League Ends Titans Of Mavericks CompetitionThe Titans of Mavericks surf competition has been canceled indefinitely, according to the World Surf League, which cited "various logistical challenges" and "the inability to run the event the last two seasons" as reasons.
South Bay Rescue Dog And Owner Share Passion For SurfingThe World Dog Surfing Championships captivated crowds in Pacifica over the weekend. And while the competition is over, one of the Bay Area's top surfing dogs continues to inspire others.
North Bay Surfer Has Close Encounter With Great White Shark Near Bodega BayWarning signs were posted at a Sonoma County beach Friday evening after one surfer's close encounter with a great white shark earlier in the week.
Non-Profit Group Teaches Veterans Therapy Of Surfing Ocean Waves In Santa CruzThere will be a few extra surfers in the water at Santa Cruz and Capitola this weekend as the organization Operation Surf teaches wounded veterans how to ride a wave.
Paralyzed Surfer Grateful, Optimistic 6 Months After Horrific AccidentA veteran Santa Cruz surfer who was paralyzed after a wave slammed him into a rocky cliff head-first is defying the odds, six months after the accident.
Marin High School Surfers Rescue 2 Swimmers From High Surf, Strong CurrentsFour Marin high school students rescued two swimmers struggling with high surf and a strong rip current on Friday afternoon off Rodeo Beach.
Big Wave Surfers Take On Towering Waves At MavericksWhile the official Mavericks big wave contest was postponed, the lure of a memorable ride at the legendary surf break with sets of 30-foot waves thundering toward the beach attracted dozens of surfers Monday.
Mavericks Surfing Competition Postponed Until January Due To Large WavesLate Sunday afternoon, the Mavericks organizers announced that waves would be too big Monday and postponed the anticipated surfing contest until at least January.
High Surf Warnings, Big Waves Lure Thrill-Seeking Surfers To Santa Cruz BeachesThe storm brought large and dangerous waves and high surf warnings to Bay Area beaches much to the delight of thrill-seeking surfers.