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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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7.22.10

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SURF RIDE – NATIONAL CHAMPS: San Diego Shop Claims Quiksilver Surf Shop Challenge

Just like Labor Day – it’s the working man’s holiday. It’s that time of the year where the men and women that keep the surf industry thriving receive the same opportunity in return, and they do so at the 2008 Quiksilver Surf Shop Challenge Presented by SURFER. Get more info at SurfShopChallenge.com. While the blue-collar […]

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7.22.10

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SO CAL ICON DIES: R.I.P. Jim "Burrhead" Drever

Iconic surfer, Jim “Burrhead” Drever, died October 2, 2008. He passed away at South Coast Hospital in Laguna Beach near his residence in Three Arch Bay overlooking Salt Creek. Burrhead lived until age 86 and died peacefully after a battle with terminal cancer. He began surfing in 1937, at age 15, but took time to […]

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7.22.10

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BACK IN ACTION: Steph Gilmore Wins Event Three Of ASP Women's World Tour

If it seems you haven’t heard much about the Women’s World Tour, it’s because you haven’t. While the men’s tour busily hops from location to location, the women were granted a summer vacation of sorts: a five-month break between the second and third events of the season. Some rusty, some well rested, and some especially […]

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7.22.10

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SURFER POLL 2008: The People's Champ, Kelly Slater, Wins Again At Surfing's Biggest Night

Another term has passed – another election decided. Votes have been tallied, and after a long year of smear campaigns, pandering, and promises of a brighter future, a leader has been chosen. Most will recognize him. Click here to view photos from the night! While SURFER Poll 2008 represents the only election that really matters […]

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7.22.10

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JULIAN INJURED: One Bad Step Sidelines Julian Wilson

This past summer, while Julian Wilson was hanging in California, the Young Guns star was walking out into the water for just your average, run-of-the-mill surf when he took a bad step, buckled his ankle in a submerged hole in the sand bar and like that his summer came to a crashing hault. “He blew […]

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7.22.10

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IT'S A SMALL WORLD: Surf Journalism Expedition Dispatch # 4

Sprawled on my bed, body exhausted, I hear the engine of our boat quiet down. The anchor chain begins its run, the sharp purring noise I’ve come to recognize as the preceding sound to surf time. Already sunburned, sore and tired from a morning session at “Seven Palms,” I roll slowly out of bed to […]

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7.22.10

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MASSIVE OAM GIVEAWAY: Win A Board Bag, Traction Pad, Leash, & More!

Check out the On A Mission summer hookup! In the spirit of summer, sun, and surf, OAM is giving all of the following goods to one lucky entrant! Good luck to all! * A Day Mission Board Bag * The New Mitch Coleborn Van Yellow Traction Pad * A 6′ Reg Yellow Houndstooth Leash * […]

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