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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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7.22.10

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Mundaka Lives And No More AI

The 2009 ASP World Tour is set to commence in just over a month, and the ASP Top 45 is looking set and shaping up to be one of the most explosive the world has ever seen. Nine-times ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 36, will be back to hunt down ASP World Title No. […]

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7.22.10

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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

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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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