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7.22.10

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5 QUESTIONS: With 2008 Rip Curl Pro Mademoiselle Champ Steph Gilmore

After your long hiatus from the tour, how was it to be back in competition mode? I think the first round was a little rusty on everyone’s behalf, but once we had one heat under our belts, the fire was there and then the focus and competitive natures really kicked in. You scored almost a […]

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7.22.10

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A DAY ON THE COUCH: Sickness Strikes The Surf Journalism Crew In Blog #8

Location: Southern Mentawai Islands, Indonesia We are dropping more like dominoes than flies. For five straight mornings, our crew has woken up to someone new passed out on the couch after a night of diarrhea and the dry heaves. But the waves lately have been textbook, our learning experience here on the D’Bora more than […]

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7.22.10

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APPOINTMENT WITH DOC: Doc Paskowitz Speaks About Surfwise, Surfing & Health

When you say America’s inability to deal with sex will lead to the downfall of modern civilization, you are bound to raise a few eyebrows. You might be crazy. You might be accurate. More likely, you are probably Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz. Doc Paskowitz has made a reputation for himself as one of surfing’s most outspoken […]

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7.22.10

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Midget Smith – A Tribute

In the end there is only one measure of surfing status that matters, and it isn’t an ASP world title or a segment in a Taylor Steele movie or getting in a Quiksilver ad or having a Reef sandal named after you. It’s not being a bully at Pipeline or a thug in Maroubra or […]

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7.22.10

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HUNGRY FOR HOSSEGOR: Countdown To Event Three Of The Women's Tour

The Men’s Fantasy Surfer is blowing up. The skyboxes are full, the team-swapping is on overdrive, and people are winning surfboards and free stuff right and left. But let’s be honest, with thousands of people playing and 45 ’CT surfers to choose from for your team, your chances of winning might just be better on […]

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7.22.10

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A LOCAL'S EYE PERSPECTIVE: Chris Ward's Take On The Boost Mobile Pro

You did well in Bali, and you’re on a bit of a roll. How you feeling going into the Boost? I’m on vacation with my daughter right now, just enjoying the downtime, cruising and catching up with her. But it’s nice not to have to pack up and leave soon. To be able to stay […]

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7.22.10

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MUNDAKA PREVIEW: Spanish Revolution Redux – Sort Of

We should be hyping up how great of a wave Mundaka is, how you should be picking tube-riding specialists for your Fantasy Surfer team, and how tight the title race is coming into the homestretch, but we’d be full of shit if we did. Instead, judging by Kelly’s insurmountable lead, the preliminary forecast, and the […]

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7.22.10

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CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN: If Only Politicians Were As Well-Behaved

It’s hard to wrap an all-encompassing energy around the SURFER Poll Awards. Yes, this is the election that “really matters.” And yes, this is the one night out of all three hundred and sixty five nights in the unforgiving year (excluding leap years) that the best surfers in the world (and all the people who […]

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7.22.10

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FUTURE OF SURFING: Make Your Board Last Forever

The 2nd annual Future of Surfing Event held in Solana Beach September reminded surfers that the boards collecting dust in their garages don’t have to rot away for eternity. The event was started to promote consciousness about surfboard sustainability and to demonstrate that the life of a surfboard is far from over after its first […]

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