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7.22.10

Features

Nathaniel Curran Punctuates His Success With Win In Gorgeous Sebastian

After several days of harsh conditions the 5th annual Sebastian Inlet Pro commenced on a picture perfect day. Unlike the previous days that forced spectators and competitors alike to bundle up in winter clothing the final day saw temperatures rise into the 70’s with light winds and a very contestable 2 to 4 foot peaky […]

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7.22.10

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Preposterous Excess Baggage Fees Prompt A Letter Of Thanks?

Dear Sir/Madam, I am typing this letter to thank you for the profound service you have done me personally by raising the fee to transport surfboards on your United Airline flights. You see, as a surfer, and the managing editor of the world’s leading surf publication, SURFER Magazine, I had somehow lost sight of just […]

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7.22.10

Features

Forgiving NOAA, Wardo, TCA, and Koby

On this historic week in which President Obama took his oath of office, few were aware that outgoing President Bush took care of some last minute business. Pardons. So in the spirit of forgiveness and unity, we’ve decided to pardon some transgressions that took place in the surf world over the course of 2008. Here […]

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7.22.10

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Hawaiian Charger Attacks The Fairways

Hawaiian Makua Rothman started off his new year as one of the featured celebrities at this year’s Sony Open Pro-Am at the famed Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. Representing Hawaii, Makua played alongside professional golfer Hideto Tanihara. Makua played in between the waiting periods for several competitions including the Eddie Aikua Invitational, the Backdoor Shootout, […]

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7.22.10

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SURFER Backyard BBQ Challenge

This year was all about the BBQ on the North Shore. Not only is the backyard BBQ the place to whet your appetite with delicious food, it’s also where you get to know the people that make the Triple Crown happen. “Any day is a good day for a BBQ on the North Shore,” says […]

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7.22.10

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On Rehabbing A Knee Injury, And Committing To The WQS In 2009

East Coasters anticipate hurricane season like a starving man awaits a meal. But this fall, Florida’s Eric Geiselman was forced to go hungry when he split his femur during the first swell of the season. Following three months of rehab, Geiselman went to Hawaii last month to “work out the kinks,” which, for him, meant […]

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7.22.10

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Big-Wave Events May Be Called Off, But California Expects Decent Swell

While early this week we thought we might see a trifecta of big-wave events get green-lighted (Jaws, the Eddie, and Mavericks) as a huge blob of swell energy raced across the Pacific, by Thursday it had become obvious that bad winds and less-than-mountainous waves forced those contests back into holding patterns. Friday morning, the Hawaiian […]

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7.22.10

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A Celebration of Life

Please join his family and friends for this special time to celebrate Dugan. Dress casual for winter beach weather. Bring seating, food and drinks for your needs…and surf gear for those participating in the paddle out ceremony. Directions for parking: expect the free beach parking paralleling Hwy #101 and Ponto beach to be crowded. The […]

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7.22.10

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Payout Increased, Making Largest Big-Wave Prize Purse In History

Just days before the event’s proposed commencement, a new sponsor has doubled the prize money for the Mavericks Surf Contest, increasing the purse from $75,000 to $150,000. Barracuda Networks, Inc., a Web security company, sweetened the pot yesterday with their hefty, five-figure donation. The newly added resources—combined with the original sponsorship dollars provided last month […]

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7.22.10

Features

Hawaiian Princess Funds ASP World Tour Surfer Melanie Bartels

In the 2008 season, a third of the surfers on the ASP Women’s World Tour lacked major sponsorships. Melanie Bartels was one such surfer, having struggled financially since losing her biggest sponsor in 2007. Last year, Melanie Bartels was only able to attend six of the eight ASP World Tour events because she lacked the […]

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