SURFER Magazine

SURFER Magazine

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7.22.10

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SURFER Explores The Andaman Islands

In their search for surf through India’s wave-rich Andaman Islands, a crew of Americans travel back “to the earliest beginnings of the world.” Port Blair, Andaman Islands April 26, 1998 Mango trees outside my second story window; red-onion topped mosque with yellow flags drooping from stiff bamboo poles; cumulus clouds hanging motionless in the evening, […]

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7.22.10

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MORE TIME IN THE SAND

Considering golf has long been perceived as the quintessential gentrified country club sport, do you think it’s at all ironic that a lot of the best surfers in the world love golf? Strange, huh? Ironically, Miki Dora, the most anti-establishment of em all was possibly the most fanatical about it along with Diffenderfer. I was […]

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7.22.10

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2008 REEF HAWAIIAN PRO DAY ONE

From seasoned veterans the likes of Mark Occhilupo, 42, (Australia) and Peter Mel, 38, (Santa Cruz, CA), to young local rookies like Lahaina, Maui’s Dusty Payne, 19, Haleiwa served up the best conditions possible for the opening day of the Reef Hawaiian Pro – the first event of the $815,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. […]

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7.22.10

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GIRLS STORM REEF HAWAIIAN PRO AT HALEIWA ON DAY THREE

The teenage new wave of women’s professional surfing stole the show at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa today. In their opening day of competition, the ladies enjoyed solid overhead waves and two rounds of competition as they whittled the 44-woman, 11-nation field down to […]

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7.22.10

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The Story On The WQS Mid-Haleiwa With Al Hunt

Men’s ASP WQS prize money has hit US$4 million the same time as rated surfers hit 1,000. At the completion of the PXM International Van’s Pro held in perfect big surf at Puerto Escondido, which was won by local Angelo Lozano, we have exactly 1,000 rated members from 35 different countries that competed in 45 […]

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7.22.10

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A Look at Germany's Dream Tour Apparent, Marlon Lipke

There has been plenty of talk in professional surfing circles about the rise of European surfing. Even a cynic can’t ignore the role that Europeans are playing on the international surfing stage. Think Jeremy Flores and his current Top 10 ASP ranking; think Tiago Pires and his barrel-riding prowess at Teahupoo and his ability to […]

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7.22.10

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Carissa Moore Moves On

After eight years with Roxy, Carissa Moore is heading off to perhaps greener—or at least more caffeinated and neon-streaked—pastures, signing on with Red Bull and Nike 6.0. “I am so stoked,” she says. “This is so new I haven’t got my stickers yet, but hopefully I will get them soon.” Having been with Roxy for […]

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7.22.10

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KELLY NAILS IT: Sean & Skippy Slater Invitational Benefits World Skin Cancer Foundation

All right, let’s get it straight from the start. Although Kelly Slater has a record (9) nine WCT World Titles and another record thirty-nine (39) World Tour victories there’s been one title that has eluded him for the past couple of years and that has been the championship title to his brothers “Sean and Skippy […]

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7.22.10

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LAYNE BEACHLEY RETIRES: 7X ASP Women's World Champion To Greener Pastures

Layne Beachley (AUS), 36, former seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion and current No. 3 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour ratings, has officially announced her retirement from full-time competition, effective at the end of the year. “I feel like now is a really good time, even though I am in my career best form, […]

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7.22.10

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TRIALS TO TRIUMPH: 14-Year-Old Tyler Wright Wins the Beachley Classic

Whenever there are little waves on tour, it’s universal knowledge that just about anybody can win. With a little bit of luck and the right amount of skill, pick the best waves of the heat and you’re on the podium! Coming down to Manly at 6:30 a.m. today, I knew that it was going to […]

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