SURFER Magazine

SURFER Magazine

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7.22.10

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Inside North Africa's Land Of Rights

The first order of business, on any surf trip, is dealing with airline baggage fee anxiety. Will they or won’t they perform administrative ass rape? On this trip I was violated. There is no rhyme or reason. A 50-pound golf bag is delicately placed, free of charge, on the conveyor belt. A 30-pound board bag […]

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7.22.10

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Six More Weeks Of Winter Means Six More Weeks Of Swell For Surfers?

This morning a furry little marmot woke up bleary-eyed and anxious as he prepared to crawl out of his burrow. The overweight woodchuck waddled out cautiously, and lo and behold, saw his silhouette in the grass. As legend would have it, this portent signifies six extra weeks of winter, and although groundhog “Phil” predicts six […]

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7.22.10

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Anchored Down At Anchor Point

I’ve nestled in quite nicely here in the fishing village of Taghazout. These days, perhaps ‘surfing village’ is a better characterization. Surfers are everywhere, locals and visitors alike. The village reminds me of Puerto Escondido back in the early ’80s, already bustling with a mixture of old culture charm and youth-oriented surf stoke. Like Puerto, […]

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7.22.10

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Nathan Carroll Talks About His Torturous Year

SURFER: Where have you been? Nathan Carroll: Part of my training routine was, uh, skateboarding. I’ve been skating since I was 12 years old and actually was an amateur skater and did a bunch a skate events before I got serious about surfing. In the last year and half I started skating again, and was […]

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7.22.10

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Rabbit Calls It Quits After 36 Years of Pro Surfing

COOLANGATTA, Australia (Thursday, January 28, 2009) – After 10 years of service as President of ASP International, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew (AUS), 54, will be stepping down from the post, effective at the end of March 2009. “After deep consideration, I have decided not to seek a fifth term as ASP President,” Bartholomew said. “I depart […]

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7.22.10

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On Music, Foo Fighters, A New Video Project, And Fatherhood

Timmy Curran has long wowed us with his aerial and free-surfing abilities, but his foray into the world of recording artists has left us equally impressed. Here Curran opens up to SURFER about his latest album Word of Mouth, his experience touring with the Foo Fighters, an upcoming film, and becoming a father. Obviously you’ve […]

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7.22.10

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The Riverboat Gamblers Discuss Thier Latest Album And World Domination

Music may be one of the most influential variables in affecting the success of a surf session. Sure, the tide and wind both play important roles in a session’s temperament, but you can’t control those things; you can control what you listen to. And sometimes it can control you, too. That’s why it’s important not […]

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7.22.10

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Surfing Lightens The Darkness In Alkaline Trio's Music

“I think getting hit by cars prepared me for getting smashed by waves,” says Matt Skiba very matter-of-factly while posted on the wall overlooking First Point in Malibu. “After being hit by the fourth car, everything became less intimidating.” The last place I would expect to meet Matt Skiba, lead vocalist and guitarist for the […]

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7.22.10

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1,500 Surfers Paddle Out In Protest Of Sand Pumping

Yesterday, 1,500 paddlers took to the water at Kirra to create history on Australia Day by joining hands in the outline of the map of Australia. The focus of the rally was to raise awareness of the loss of Kirra Point—and to gain attention at the highest levels of Australian State Government, namely the NSW […]

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7.22.10

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After A Very Public Meltdown This Fall, Irons Looks Forward To Leaving 2008 Behind Him

This past fall, it seemed like Andy Irons was coming apart in front of our eyes. In early September 2008, at the Boost Mobile Pro at Trestles, he was visibly agitated. In his heats, his body English was that of someone who had already lost mentally—a far cry from the heat-winning machine that reeled off […]

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