The sound of grinding boards clanking on the cement, rails and ramps filled the air. Seth Navejas, 13, was one of the first to rush the line when the announcement was made that it was time for the skateboard giveaway. He grabbed the board, gave it a flip to check out the art on the bottom of the deck, spun the red wheels and nodded his head in approval. “I’m pretty psyched,” he said.
Rich Harbour put on his best poker face. A dude came in about 20 years ago with an old Harbour Surfboard in tow, wanting a leash plug added to the 1960s board. Harbour flipped the heavy board over to see the scribble on the bottom, his own writing from decades earlier, from when he was a teen shaping in his parent’s garage. Every board the Seal Beach man and his team of shapers have created through the years gets a number.
As they see the man and woman stand up together on the surfboard, riding, the other surfers at Doheny State Beach pull out of the same wave. The woman, Illa McEvilly, jumps toward the sky and is hoisted up by her husband and tandem surf partner, Brian McEvilly. He holds her over his head, using one arm to push her up from her back and the other to support her leg in mid-air. Then, in a blink, she spins until she’s standing on his legs, her arms spread wide.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".