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7.22.10

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The North Shore Beat Goes On

And the beat goes on…. The North Shore has been thumping to a raw energy over the last couple of days, with yesterday peaking in terms of intensity, swell and action. After watching two footers lapping the shore the night before, sunrise bought a new ten foot swell, washed clean by a straight easterly offshore. […]

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7.22.10

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Thailand's Cobra International Locks Out Employees

Asia’s largest surfboard manufacturing plant, Thailand’s Cobra International Co. Ltd., is locking its doors. According to a letter sent to Cobra’s international partners on Wednesday December 3, 2008, Cobra and it’s labor force, Cobra Labor Union, have failed to negotiate a work compromise after five weeks of meetings. Cobra International cited rising manufacturing costs in […]

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7.22.10

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PWCs Officially Extinguished At Ghost Tree

This could be Ghost Tree’s last winter and photogs’ last chance to get pictures of surfers towing into epic waves there. Starting in mid-March 2009, motorized personal watercraft (MPWC), or JetSkis, will no longer be allowed to operate at tow-in spots like Ghost Tree and Moss Landing within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Use […]

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7.22.10

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"No Contest" For Koby Abberton

You can rest assured that sitting in a courtroom listening to a judge hand down his sentence wasn’t exactly what Koby Abberton had envisioned for himself this winter in Hawaii. Nevertheless, that’s precisely where Abberton found himself, facing Circuit Judge Rey Graulty and a third-degree assault charge for allegedly striking off-duty Honolulu harbor police officer, […]

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7.22.10

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ASP Reviews Interference, No Fines For Ho

The ASP Athlete Rules & Discipline Committee announced today that the Coco Ho -in/interference incident, which occurred Thursday, November 20, 2008, at the Reef Hawaiian Pro in Haleiwa, Oahu, has been resolved. After conducting numerous interviews and reviewing written accounts of the incident prepared by spectators, athletes, ASP Judges, and other officials, and after carefully […]

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7.22.10

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SURF NEWS – Ryan Hipwood Air Drops At Massive Shipsterns

Ryan Hipwood, 23, of Queensland is one of the world’s most promising young big wave maestros. On this beautiful, big, scary day at Tasmania’s Shipstern Bluff, Ryan picked up this wave (pictured), hoping for the best. Ten seconds later, he was in mid-air – inside the wave’s colossal, living-room-sized mouth! Ryan had rocketed off Shipstern’s […]

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7.22.10

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First West Swell Turns Pipe On

Maui charger Ian Walsh is standing outside the Red Bull house, rubbing his hands together, talking as over his left shoulder, another massive set stacked up pyramid style on Pipe’s first reef and detonated on the shallow reef, all airbrushed by a stiff, clean easterly offshore. “Earlier in the day, it had been a little […]

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7.22.10

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NSSA Decides To Rejoin Surfing America

“This is a tremendous and historic day for Surfing America and the sport of surfing,” said Mike Gerard, Surfing America’s executive director. “NSSA is an extremely important piece to the American surfing landscape. And, as Surfing America operates under a philosophy of inclusion, to have such a large and prestigious organization outside of the system […]

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7.22.10

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Opinions Run Deep In La Jolla Community

A spilled drink. This whole sad affair started because of a spilled drink. What followed were bad decisions. A brawl. A punch. A death. Lives ruined and an affluent community thrust into the pop culture spotlight of Nancy Grace and her sluethy ilk. View photos of the memorial paddle out for Emery Kauanui Seth Cravens […]

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7.22.10

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Dora, Sunset Beach, Kelly Slater, Russian Surfers

Rarick has directly or indirectly been a part of almost every aspect of our surfing history and surf culture. In many ways he’s the Forrest Gump of surfing history. SURFER: Not much has taken place in the surf world that you didn’t have some involvement with. Before we get into the Triple Crown stuff we […]

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