SURFER Magazine

SURFER Magazine

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7.22.10

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Icon Threatened By Budget Cuts

The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum sits inside the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, a small brick structure that overlooks Steamer Lane. Outside, surfers shuffle past daily as on their way to the waves at the base of the cliffs. Inside, exhibits outline Santa Cruz’s 100-plus-year surf history, chronicling the town’s introduction to the sport in 1886—when […]

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7.22.10

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Bugs Rings in the New Year and Analyzes the Up-and-Comers

COOLANGATTA, Australia (Friday, December 9, 2009) – On behalf of all the crew at ASP, welcome to a new year of surfing. I trust everyone rang in the New Year in fine style, there was certainly a celebration of amazing junior surfing at North Narrabeen for the Billabong ASP World Junior Championship, as the final […]

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7.22.10

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NORTH PACIFIC GETS BACK ON TRACK

The swell models are lighting up with not one, but potentially two significant swell producing storms pushing off and below Japan. Both storms are modeled to send large surf (and potentially iffy conditions) to Hawaii and the mainland USA. Expert forecaster Sean Collins put Surfline’s stamp on the possible swell in a press release sent […]

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7.22.10

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An Online Year In Review

Like most years, 2008 was a huge year in the world of surf. Kelly Slater won his ninth world title. New slabs were discovered around the globe. Ghost Tree erupted. Then watercraft were banned from the area. The ocean tragically claimed lives. Artificial reefs sprouted in Europe. A mysterious fishing vessel crashed smack dab in […]

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7.22.10

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Booze Giant Recycling Ridiculous Surf Ad to Celebrate Birthday

To celebrate their 250th birthday, Guinness is planning to re-air all their classic advertisements including “Surfer,” the 1999 epic. With a running time of 1:31, there is plenty of time for director Jonathan Glazer to commit gross acts of inconsistency and nonsensical cuts, including the classic I’m-a-regularfoot-oh-no-wait-I’m-now-a-goofyfoot faux pas. Another highlight: three surfers in short […]

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7.22.10

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Your Guide To Baja

How to travel south of the border

How to travel south of the border.

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7.22.10

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Nathan Fletcher Injured

Wednesday, January 7, 2009. – Professional surfer and all around hellman Nathan Fletcher broke his femur Wednesday morning while surfing at Pipeline. According to North Shore lifeguard Dave Wassel, at approximately 9am Fletcher paddled out. Pipe was 4 to 6 feet. The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout had been put on hold, as the west swell […]

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7.22.10

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SURFER Feels the Heat at Hot Yoga

Yoga and surfing share a common bond—both are considered a spiritual pursuit, but without spiritualism being necessary. Both require balance, strength, and poise, but in the case of Bikram Yoga (or “Hot Yoga”), there is one significant difference: temperature. Recently Timmy Reyes has included Hot Yoga<sup1 into his training schedule and has recruited Jordy Smith […]

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7.22.10

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New brand of surf photography takes hold of Pipeline

As ridiculous as this may sound, Jamie O’Brien’s biggest innovation could come not in the form of a 10-foot rodeo flip at Backdoor, but on a million-gig hard drive. Jamie’s been dabbling with filmmaking for some time now—starring in and producing two opuses himself, Freak Show and Freak Side—but it would now appear that, like […]

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7.22.10

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Ado Bids Adieu To Youngsters

NORTH NARRABEEN, Australia (Tuesday, January 6, 2009) – Pauline Ado (FRA), 17, has just made ASP history as the first non-Australian female to claim the undisputed ASP Junior World Title, defeating opponent Bethany Hamilton (HAW), 18, in a hard-fought Final at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships. Clean three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves were on […]

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