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Siobhan Braun

Articles by Siobhan Braun

Freaked out at dolphins

Arturo Baravalle taught himself by watching YouTube videos and getting in the water as much as possible. “When I started, I went to friendly surf spots, like Tourmaline. I stayed away from the crowds.... My ...

May 11, 2021
Almost lost an ear in Carlsbad

Charley Stevens nearly chopped off an ear while surfing in Carlsbad. “I was about 13. The crease where my skull and ear connects got clipped by the fin of my surfboard. My ear was hanging ...

May 4, 2021
20 surfboards in my quiver

Thomas’s 7´4˝ surfboard was shaped by Tim Bessell of La Jolla. "I probably have 20 surfboards in my quiver.” “On a day like today, a beautiful day, really great waves, there were only two of ...

April 27, 2021
Crystal Pier washing machine

My dad took me and my buddy out to Crystal Pier in PB. It was in the middle of a big storm. There was nobody out in the water. It was like being in a ...

April 20, 2021
Stand-up paddleboarders can be tiresome

Julie Schuman, a Cardiff native, admits that stand-up paddleboarders can be tiresome due to their tendency to drop in on other people’s waves. “I know what the rules are out there,” Schuman says. “I don’t ...

April 13, 2021
San Diego Reader writers alone at Christmas

Christmas Jerk I managed to avoid being homeless on Christmas Eve 1979, but just barely. Unemployed since that summer, I found a cheap flophouse on 12th and Island where 70 bucks a month got me ...

December 23, 2020
Beating back fear of Tijuana, why I keep thinking about Mexico, a cross-border kidnapping

Baja is back Hip and delicious. There’s no reason not to get in your car and go. By Elizabeth Salaam, July 24, 2013 | Read full article I was hit with the realization that half ...

October 25, 2020
San Diego Reader's Best Of issue

Look for the online list of Best Of voting winners soon. We have printed and re-stocked extra copies of this week's print version where the Best Of voting winners are listed. Best place in San ...

October 21, 2020
The Chargers crowd, the Padres crowd, where old Chargers are

Cheerleading Is More Dangerous than Fighting Cage-fightin’ rock stars. It’s Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., and I am waiting for amateur mixed martial arts fighter Jaime Reyes at the Lakeside Cafe. When he walks past me, ...

October 11, 2020
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