Michael Ahn

Articles by Michael Ahn

They come to San Diego because Japan's waves generally break poorly

Rising Sun and breaking wave

KAICHI, THE JAPANESE SURFER, has seen the faces of dead samurai in the tubes of waves he has ridden. Since surfers are often spiritual, it should be no surprise that Japanese surfers would be especially ...

Drag-racing from Vons at Balboa and Genesee

Saturday night Is for sleepers

From the freeway a half-mile across on the other side of Rose Canyon, it must look like a muscle car convention in the glare of the floodlit parking lot. Someone says that the security cops have blinders on.

We drove into the In-ko-pah Mountains to shoot

The great irony of guns as a way of life

I was in back with Wil and Rudy and Rudy’s two boys. Wil and I had just graduated from UCSD some months ago. Rudy has never been to college, but he had been in the army.

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