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7.22.10

Features

Santa Cruz Native Looks Back On A Very Good Year

Nat Young had a serious year in 2008. From the start, Nat was ablaze, creating a fiery mess of contest victories and leaving a trail of plaques bearing his name. NSSA Open Men’s champ? You can go ahead and place a check next to that one. Pro Junior victory? You can cross that one off, […]

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7.22.10

Features

Campaign Trail Starts At Snapper

(Monday, February 16, 2009) – Reigning and nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 37, will begin his campaign for an unprecedented 10th ASP World Title at the Quiksilver Pro presented by LG Mobile. Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro will be held at the Gold Coast’s […]

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7.22.10

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Sixteen Top Surfers Selected To Compete In Ecuador In March

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – February 16, 2009 – Surfing America, the national governing body for surfing in the USA, is excited to announce the 2009 PacSun USA Surf Team travel roster that will compete at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Ecuador from March 28-April 5. After a grueling week of adverse […]

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7.22.10

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Owen Wright (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA) Qualify at Series Kick Off at North Stradbroke Island Last Week

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Feb. 10, 2009 – The 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge kicked off with the first of six qualifiers last week at North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia. The series has returned in 2009 for the second consecutive year and will make stops in Australia, U.S.A., South Africa, Brazil, Japan and France before […]

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7.22.10

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Atlantic Pumps As California And Hawaii Are In Low Gear

Unusual weather patterns in the North Pacific have produced the hottest January on record in much of California, and have left West Coast big wave surfers largely starved for waves for the last two months. Likewise, the normally battered Hawaiian coastlines have suffered through a similar drought of extreme high surf warnings this winter season. […]

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7.22.10

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Kelly Slater Tees Off On Tour; Martin Potter Next ASP President?

SLATER TEES OFF Kelly Slater makes his first 2009 tour start this week. Granted it’s the PGA Tour, not the ASP tour, but a tour start nonetheless. The ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am gets under way on the Monterey Peninsula today, with practice rounds and celebrity elbow rubbing. Slater, along with golf partner and pro/am PGA […]

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7.22.10

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Three-Time Pipeline Champion Bruce Irons Left Hangin'

The HIC Pipeline Pro finished last week in unruly waters creating more than a bit of havoc and confusion, both in the water and out. Fifty-six Hawaii surfers battled at the notorious Pipeline, all vying for eight spots into December’s prestigious Billabong Pipeline Masters. Jonah Morgan, Flynn Novak, Liam McNamara, Mason Ho, Hank Gaskell, Dusty […]

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7.22.10

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World-Class Caribbean Break Threatened By Pollution

With the onset of winter, many American surfers are searching for a place to score warm, uncrowded waves for a brief respite from the cold-water beatings. One mainstay travel option for mainlanders is the Caribbean due to its proximity, warmth, and consistent surf come wintertime. In recent years, Bocas del Toro, a Caribbean island off […]

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7.22.10

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Emery Kauanui Case Comes To An End

A trial that captured surfers’ attention around the world has finally come to a halt. On Monday, February 2, 2008 La Jolla native, Seth Cravens, was dealt a twenty years to life sentence after being convicted of second degree murder in the death of surfer Emery Kauanui. Cravens issued this statement of regret after the […]

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7.22.10

Features

Imperial Beach Charger Unveils Signature Wine

I love it when surfers are entrepreneurial. I mean – it only makes sense. Whether negotiating shifty winds, tides, or swell directions, we’re required to make the most of situations. Naturally, we should have the same industrious intuition when it comes to combining passion with commerce. That’s just what Imperial Beach charger, Kyle Knox, has […]

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