SURFER Magazine

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7.22.10

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LOST 5' 5" 19 1/4 Premiere at Catalyst Surf Shop

The 5′ 5″ and 1/4 Redux movie premiere went off this last Friday at the Catalyst, …LOST headquarters in San Clemente. Slater returned to the probably the only shop to ever be kicked out of (17 years ago before he won Lowers he wanted a ding repair and the drunk then-owner booted him – but

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7.22.10

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CJ Hobgood Wins O'Neill World Cup of Surfing

On a Wednesday afternoon, while most people were working, Sunset Beach was teeming with people: competitors and their entourages (caddies, agents, managers, girlfriends, and groupies), vacationers, surf industry people busy at “work,” and the delightfully unemployed. The surf was 8- to 10-foot, but the rapidly increasing swell promised finalists a legitimate Hawaiian finale to a

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7.22.10

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The Surf Industry's North Shore Invasion

The funny thing about the North Shore winter is that everyone is here because everyone is here. Some love it, some come dragging their heels, and others are so accustomed to the circus that they’re indifferent. But nonetheless, year after year, the surf industry makes the trek, descending upon a small place that’s arguably unfit

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7.22.10

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COCO HO'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT APOLOGIZING FOR HER INTERFERENCE AGAINST LAYNE BEACHLEY

With all the recent attention towards my interference call during the Reef Hawaiian Pro I wish to express my thoughts towards the situation. I’ve been extremely humbled by this entire situation. My action was based on the fact that I was desperate for a wave and made a spontaneous decision motivated by competition rather than

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7.22.10

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Bling, Bling! Good News For Surfers

Okay, we get it! The economy sucks. Shut up already. The good news is that we are surfers. What we do, riding waves, is free. I’ve got some more economic good news for you. Surfing is cheap. Dirt cheap. Cheap entertainment and inexpensive hobbies do well in sour economic times. Just imagine if we were

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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

Features

"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

Features

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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