You heard it here first.
You heard it here first.
Biography
Biography
Books. Lots of Books.
Books. Lots of Books.
Magazine Writing
Magazine Writing
Online Writing and Websites
Online Writing and Websites
Word Nerd: Crossword Puzzle For Jane Leeves
Word Nerd: Crossword Puzzle For Jane Leeves
Hollywood: Photo Shoot for Chris Carter Project
Hollywood: Photo Shoot for Chris Carter Project
You heard it here first.
You heard it here first.Welcome to the website of Ben Marcus. Some say Ben Marcus Rules.Some say Ben Marcus sucks.Ben has been writing non-stop since 1989, and he has collected a wide montage of work.Surf through these pages and see what you can see and decide for yourself whether Ben Marcus rules, or Ben Marcus sucks.
Biography
BiographyFrom Valley doofus to surfer to hot dog salesman to international traveler to Surfer Magazine editor and beyond.This page answers: "Well, how did he get there?"
Books. Lots of Books.
Books. Lots of Books.
Magazine Writing
Magazine Writing In 1989, Ben Marcus went south from Santa Cruz to San Clemente to work for Surfer Magazine. His goal: Put Santa Cruz and Nor Cal on the surfing map.in the 1980s Ben had run a hot dog wagon on the beach in Santa Cruz called Surfer Dog. Tom Powers was a lifeguard who played on the baseball team and in 1990, Powers and Dave Schmidt were the two Santa Cruz surfers that Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark introduced to the break.At an ASR Trade Show, Powers showed Marcus a VHS tape of this spot that broke outside of Pillar Point Harbor - a place where Ben had ridden his motorcycle going back to the 1970s.From there, it was Ben's job to establish his "pumpkin cred" with Jeff Clark, and see if he was willing to expose the spot in Surfer Magazine.Clark said, "Mavericks will take care of itself," and from that, this article evolved. Title by Steve Hawk. Art design by Dave Carson.
Online Writing and Websites
Online Writing and WebsitesMost recently, Ben wrote a story for Surfline about Kelly Slater's artificial wave, called Cape Saint Frankenstein. The story got 60,000 views and counting. Ben has written the copy for the Wave Loch, Wave House and Waterways Travel websites and his writing has been published in many online sites, including Surfline, LA Weekly, Alma Surf Brazil, Surfermag.com, LA Times, Malibu Monthly, Malibu Patch and many others.
Word Nerd: Crossword Puzzle For Jane Leeves
Word Nerd: Crossword Puzzle For Jane Leeves
Hollywood: Photo Shoot for Chris Carter Project
Hollywood: Photo Shoot for Chris Carter ProjectX Files creator Chris Carter needed to shoot two women who jumped off a bridge at night wearing wedding dresses. Ben set up the shoot in Malibu with Lucia Griggi.
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