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7.22.10

Features

Top 10 Reasons the Commerce Department Cancelled Public Save Trestles Meeting

The following represents the top ten REALreasons that the Commerce department cancelled the TCA appeal meeting at UCI Bren Center: #10 – Commerce department members couldn’t afford the gas AND the toll on tollway route 73. #9 – Union thugs couldn’t make the meeting due to annual commemoration of Jimmy Hoffa’s Birthday #8 – Decided […]

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7.22.10

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NO PLACE LIKE INDO: The Surf Journalism Expedition Roars To Life

“There is nowhere else on earth I’d rather be right now.” This was the first thought running through my head as I lay in my bunk in the pre-dawn darkness. The sun rose to reveal clean rights peeling along the shallow reef just inshore of us. After a fun surf and our first class – […]

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7.22.10

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BOND GOES DOWN: Pierce Brosnan Eats It On A Stand Up Board

Pierce Brosnan — Talk to the Sand! With all of the star power flirting with surfing lately, you’ve got to pause for a second and enjoy the learning curve. Here’s Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond, wiping out while trying to stand up paddle surf in Hawaii. Like to comment on the video? Leave one below.

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7.22.10

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GARUT GOES GOLD: Widiarta Wins Surfing's First Olympic Gold Medal

Twenty-year-old Garut Widiarta from Bali became the first surfer in history to win a gold medal in the sport of surfing at an Olympic event today at Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia. The talented young surfer proudly held up the Indonesian flag as he and silver medalist Raditya Rondi accepted the cheers of the crowd […]

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7.22.10

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ACCESS DENIED: Dueling Perspectives On Cape Hatteras Beach Access

In the October 2008 edition of SURFER magazine, we gave you an in-depth synopsis of what is happening in the Outer Banks of Cape Hatteras. To let our readers in on even more of the controversy, here are two unfiltered opinions from both sides of the debate. Check out photos of the Outer Banks going […]

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7.22.10

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HANDS ON: Shaper Profiles – Wade and Kerry Tokoro

Wade and Kerry Tokoro aren’t easy fellows to find. With their shaping and glassing rooms nestled deep against the Pali mountain range and tucked away from the nearby town of Kaneohe on Oahu’s east side, you’re not likely to stumble upon them if you weren’t already looking for them…and that’s just the way Wade and […]

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7.22.10

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WE NEED THIS: Tribal Leaders Unite at Surfing's Ultimate Craft Show

Legendary surfboard shaper Allan Byrne has been waiting his whole life for a show like this one. “They had to kick us out of here last night,” he said Sunday morning, after refusing to leave the Sacred Craft Consumer Board Expo on Saturday afternoon. “I’ve never really felt like hanging out at a trade show […]

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7.22.10

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MARATHON MEN: Jamie Mitchell Wins Molokai Paddleboard Race

If you listened to Jamie Mitchell seconds after he took his final stroke across the O’ahu finish line, slid off his open class paddleboard and was instantly surrounded by news cameras and reporters, his “slightly under five hour” racing pace across the ocean was more a lonely sprint than a serious race against all challengers […]

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7.22.10

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HUMAN TOUCH: From Filet Mignon to Lil Wayne with Roy Powers

After throwing the opening pitch at a recent Padres game in San Diego to the delight of thousands of cheering fans with his video segment from the upcoming O’Neill movie playing in the background, we caught up with the Kauai local to get his take on ’80s dance music, what makes a good steak, and […]

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7.22.10

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STYLE MASTER: Taylor Knox Dances Rumba with JBay Perfection

The big news in pro surfing revolves around the Billabong Pro being held at the venerable Jeffreys Bay in South Africa, and more specifically American Taylor Knox’s record breaking round one score. Knox crafted a symphonically beautiful 19.70 out of possible 20 points. And I say beautiful because it was. Knox’s wave dance earned him […]

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