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6.1.10

Features

The Reality of Ours: Kobi Graham of 'Bondi Rescue' Breaks Neck at Australian Slab

By Alexander Haro Ours has finally given a warning worth heeding as the notorious Australian slab has made a victim out of Kobi Graham. While he may not be well known outside of Australia, Graham is one of the key players in the Australian reality TV series Bondi Rescue. He also caught the collective eye of

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6.1.10

Features

Boiling Hot, An Interview with Landscape Altered's Kai Neville

Landscape Altered – Episode 4 from Kustom Airstrike on Vimeo. By Malcolm Johnson Kai Neville doesn’t need much of an introduction these days. After touring his much-hyped Modern Collective, the Aussie director moved on to Landscape Altered, a web-based series that follows five surfers through the Mentawais as they attempt to log the winning clip

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5.31.10

Features

No Luck Required: A Q & A with Irish Big-Wave Surfer Fergal Smith

By Casey Butler On land, Ireland’s Fergal Smith doesn’t quite project the image of your stereotypical big-wave surfer. He’s skinny, soft-spoken, and Irish. Yet he’s also tenacious and is quickly forging a name for himself among his hard-charging brethren. At only 22, Smith is making a case for the way the world views Irish surfers.

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5.26.10

Features

A Deeper Shade of Blue

By Ben Marcus Jack McCoy is one of the most prolific movie makers in the surfing world. While he is probably best known for his series of Billabong movies that include Bunyip Dreaming, The Green Iguana, the Challenge series and Blue Horizon, his credits go back to the mid 1970s and include two dozen movies,

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5.21.10

Features

The Gulf Spill, How You Can Help

By Alex Wilson On April 20 a British Petroleum oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, sank, and began to leak between 5,000 and 95,000 gallons of crude per day. (Some scientists even estimate the spill’s volume to be larger, citing numbers that would put the fallout closer to 126-million gallons total, which would make this

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5.20.10

Industry News

Surf Media Survey

The following survey is for a graduate school study that aims to better understand the psychographics and needs of online surf media consumers. It’s ten questions long, and can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BQLZHFZ. Thanks so much for your time.

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5.19.10

Features

RIP Marvin Foster

The surfing world is mourning the news of the passing of Hawaiian surfing legend Marvin Foster. Foster was 48, and was reportedly found dead on Oahu. Word of Foster’s death began circulating late yesterday. Although the events surrounding his passing are presently unconfirmed, it’s clear that the surfing world lost one of its great athletes yesterday.

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5.16.10

Features

Be Prepared for the Unexpected: Innersecting with Jeremy Koreski and Peter Devries

At the side of a road on the North Island there’s a car that was crushed, sometime long ago, by an old-growth cedar tree. A sign now stands over it as a darkly humorous warning to drivers: “Be Prepared for the Unexpected.” Those words are a good summation of surfing in this part of the

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5.13.10

Features

Kai Neville Debuts Episode Three of Landscape Altered

Much to our delight, Kai Neville recently uploaded the latest installment of his Landscape Altered series. The third chapter continues along the lines of the unimaginable as Clay Marzo, Jay Davies, and Chippa Wilson all drop some bangers and redefine technical surfing. Landscape Altered – Episode 3 from Kustom Airstrike on Vimeo.

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5.7.10

Features

Big-Wave Surfer Noel Robinson Passes Away

We have the unfortunate news of reporting that big-wave surfer and filmer Noel Robinson passed away surfing in Puerto Escondido this weekend. A friend and inspiration to surfers the world over, the news of Noel’s passing is a somber blow to the surf community. Splitting time between Puerto and Northern California, Noel recently took home

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