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7.22.10

Features

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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7.22.10

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Local Boy Takes The Crown

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 21, 2009 – The RC’s Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge presented by Jack’s concluded today with another day of epic conditions, a high caliber of surfing and one of the greatest finals ever on the North Side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Hurley emerged as the clear winner with both Brett Simpson […]

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7.22.10

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A Passion For Paddling

Sometime next month, Australian Jamie Mitchell, perhaps the greatest paddle-racer in the history of the sport, will begin training for the 13th annual QuiksilverEdition Molokai to Oahu race, a 32-mile battle of endurance across one of the most challenging pieces of open water in the world. His preparation will span five months of his life, […]

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7.22.10

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Q & A With The 2009 ASP Wildcard

After giving birth in 2007, former ASP World Champion Chelsea Hedges opted to take the 2008 season off to spend time with her newborn daughter. Now, with a year of motherhood and an ample amount of freesurfing under her belt, she’s more eager than ever to get back to the competitive arena. After petitioning the […]

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7.22.10

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Hawaii Native Barack Obama Sworn In As 44th President

In case you live in an ice cave on the Siberian tundra, you already know that at noon on Tuesday, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. His inauguration ceremony set attendance records, as politicians and celebrities fell all over themselves trying to grab a piece of […]

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