Teenage Road Trip (when being gay was the least of your problems)

Story by Robbins Thompsons. 2011 – Memories of a surf trip in Baja California, Mexico. A friend and I decided to go on a little Mexico run before Christmas. The intent was to be back by Christmas Eve. Growing up in Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach, Mexico’s where we all went to curb our… Continue reading Teenage Road Trip (when being gay was the least of your problems)

Robbins, a Whale and that Perfect Wave.

Surfers and whales are intrinsically linked – not just the fact that sharks take a bite of us both every now and again. Whales fascinate us, fill us with awe and move us to the point where we personally feel the loss when they are at risk or die. Robbins Thompson, a surfer, filmmaker and… Continue reading Robbins, a Whale and that Perfect Wave.

End of Summer Session in San Diego

“End of Summer” It wasn’t really the end of summer at the Oceanside north jetty last weekend, because…well, we all know that summers are endless in the surfing world. It was more like the beginning of a new set of friends gathering to celebrate endless new sets. The clouds broke and the sun shone as… Continue reading End of Summer Session in San Diego

San Diego Chapter of GS at first annual meetup 2011

San Onofre is a State Park, home to many world renowned surf breaks. Trestles, Cotton, Middles, Church, Old Man’s, etc. Trail Six is to the very south. http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/san-onofre-southern-california_4237/satellite-view/ This natural beach is both a nude bathing refuge and is tangent to the Marine Corps military base of Camp Pendleton, one of America’s largest and most… Continue reading San Diego Chapter of GS at first annual meetup 2011

Beached by homophobia; how Robbins Thompson caught a wave of antigay sentiment and quit the professional surfing circuit.

Originally published by The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian news magazine) on November 25, 1997 When former professional surfer Robbins Thompson went on NBC’s Dateline to talk about an infamous old pal, alleged spree killer Andrew Cunanan, waves of homophobia hammered him for days afterward at San Diego’s beaches. The wisecracks and contemptuous stares came… Continue reading Beached by homophobia; how Robbins Thompson caught a wave of antigay sentiment and quit the professional surfing circuit.