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7.22.10

Features

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

Features

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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7.22.10

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Lowers Pro Flares Up As Kai Barger Holds Down Oakley Pro Junior

Day four of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro bore witness to a full spectrum of conditions as Mother Nature hurled an order of shoulder to head-high sheet-glass sets to the competitors in the early morning rounds. Unfortunately, the utopic conditions wouldn’t last long as an ill-timed spring squall marched towards the coast midday with a […]

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7.22.10

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Nate Yeomans Tears Through Day Two of Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro

With a bevy of head-high sets slipping through the Lowers lineup, surfers competing in the second day of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro made quick work of the cordial conditions, keeping the judges on a steady drip of progressive surfing. Watching the event unfold from the scaffolding, one thing is abundantly clear: professional surfing’s age-old […]

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7.22.10

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Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro Day Three Wrap Up

Day three of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro began today with a light south swell pulsing along the cobbles at Lower Trestles, making for shoulder to head-high in four-man lineups. True to the past couple days of competition, the level of surfing at the event left more than a few jaws on the floor. The […]

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7.22.10

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Surfrider's NYC Chapter Fights To Prevent Man-Made Island

Politics in New York City is a bare-knuckle affair. It was only natural then, when the Atlantic Sea Island Group (ASIG) proposed the construction of a 116 acre offshore Liquid Natural Gas facility off the coast of New York and New Jersey that the Surfrider Foundation’s NYC chapter jumped into the ring, ready to throw […]

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7.22.10

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Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro 2009 Day One

Like a pack of bloodthirsty hyenas carefully eyeing the remnants of another animal’s kill, dozens of local San Clemente surfers bobbed in the Lowers lineup, readying themselves to pounce on the 3-foot glass-riddled peaks the moment the final horn signaled the end of the day’s competition. You can’t blame them for their impatience; it’s never […]

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7.22.10

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Hot 100 Phenom Jadson Andre Claims Durban Six Star

We’d like to say we saw it coming, but when it comes to predicting the rise of budding professional surfers, you can never be too sure. For the past year, the collective eyes and ears at SURFER have been tuned to the southern hemisphere, honing in on what we believe is one of the most […]

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7.22.10

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MaliBLUE Event Raises Environmental Awareness At Malibu

Malibu Pier erupted with philanthropic energy last Sunday, April 26th, as the Surfrider Foundation and EmergenC Blue hosted the inaugural MaliBLUE art and music festival to provide a fun, educational backdrop for supporters to learn about the health of our oceans. The vibe on the newly renovated Malibu pier was fun and relaxed, as celebrities, […]

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