SURFER Magazine

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7.22.10

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Director Jeff Parker Discusses Newport's Roots And The Birth Of An Industry

In the spirit of recent films like Dogtown And Z Boys and Bustin’ Down The Door, Echo Beach focuses on the 1980’s surf scene in Newport Beach, California and the underground fashion current that would eventually spawn brands like Quiksilver, Stussy, Volcom, and countless others. The original sense of entrepreneurship and high-performance surfing that was […]

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7.22.10

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"Not Going To Happen," Says One ASP Official

The much-touted “one tier system” proposed by the ASP less than six months ago, “is not going to happen” according to WQS Tour Manager, Al Hunt. He did not, however, rule out the possibility of a one world ranking system at some point in the future. The brainchild of the ASP’s former president, Wayne “Rabbit” […]

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7.22.10

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CJ Hobgood Ready To Knock Teahupoo Cold

Boy, has pro surfing changed over the years. Back in the days of the I.P.S. Pro Tour when pro surfing was in its infancy it was not uncommon for competitors to travel together in packs. A one-bedroom villa at Turtle Bay would oftentimes house an entire nation of world title contenders. By contrast, nowadays you […]

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7.22.10

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SURFER Editor in Chief Joel Patterson Breaks Down The Latest Addition To Newsstands

On newsstands now around the known world, you’ll find SURFER Magazine’s June 2009 issue in all its glory. I’m particularly proud of the issue, as it’s the culmination of several projects we at SURFER feel are important and worth bragging about, so here I go: On The Cover The cover shot of recent XXL Ride […]

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7.22.10

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Fitzgibbons Wins Women's First Six Star of 2009

When there’s a men’s 6-star prime at Lowers in the same contest window, it’s easy for a women’s contest overseas to get overlooked. But event No. 5 of the Women’s WQS season—their first 6-star this year—is certainly worthy of note, especially given the fact that most of the World Tour surfers were in attendance, and […]

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7.22.10

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Fantasy Surfer Mad Clips: Billabong Pro Teahupoo

Mad Clips Teahupoo Tahiti Fantasy Break-Down from josh coville on Vimeo.

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7.22.10

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Simply Rolling Along

Currently ranked third on the WQS (May ‘09) as America’s highest rated surfer, Huntington Beach’s Brett Simpson is sitting pretty – once again poised for qualification. We caught up with Brett after the NIKE 6.0 Lowers event, a 6-Star prime. Things are going great for you Brett, sitting third on the WQS, the top North […]

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7.22.10

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Patacchia Bests Bourgeois In Rematch Of 2008 Nike 6.0 Lowers Final

Drenched in beer, dripping saltwater, and cloaked in a Hawaiian flag, Fred Patacchia, the 2009 Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro champ, searched through the onslaught of fans and media that swarmed the 27-year-old Hawaiian as he was hoisted onto the brawny shoulders of friends and carried up the beach for his victory lap. “Where’s my wahine? […]

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7.22.10

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Why It's Impossible To Turn Your Back On The Ocean

I’ve always wondered how you quit surfing. I know it’s possible; I just don’t think I could do it. I’ve seen others drop the sport without much struggle, yet I’m not sure I quite understand the circumstances or physiology required to walk away from the ocean. In Steven Kotler’s West Of Jesus: Surfing, Science and […]

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7.22.10

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Keep A Breast Foundation Blends Art and Music at the Hard Rock Hotel

“I Love Boobies.” Any enterprise with a tagline as widely agreed upon as this one is bound to triumph. And, as such, the Keep A Breast Foundation saw a hugely successful evening at their Breast of Both Worlds event on the roof of the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego on Wednesday night. From […]

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