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7.22.10

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KELLY SLATER AT 36: The Greatest Surfer Of All Time Insists That Right Now Is What's Next

CHAPTER 1: Meet Kelly Slater. “We all live an illusion of who we are. Probably lots and lots of illusions of who we actually are. And it’s hard to know the truth of who you are.” First of all, I have no idea how Kelly Slater sleeps. If I was forced to hazard an answer, […]

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7.22.10

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WALKING WITH THE GODS: Daily Updates From 2008 Honda US Open Of Surfing

So I’d always wanted to a pro surfer. I mean, who doesn’t? And you know I could have been a contender. If I only had the talent, and the looks, and the drive, and the balance, and the stickers. Did I mention talent? Check out SURFER’s exclusive photos from the 2008 US OPEN. And yet […]

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7.22.10

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QnA – Clifton James Hobgood

2001 WCT World Champion CJ Hobgood recently won the ISA gold medal for the USA at the ISA World Games in Portugal. This after a convincing win at Mundaka in the Billabong Pro WCT. It seemed an opportune time for us to give CJ a call and find out what went down in Portugal and […]

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7.22.10

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BEHIND THE LENS: Aichner & Hennessy's 2008 Photo of the Year

It’s a shot that at first glance requires a double take. The fiery-blue lip cascading down upon the lens; the surfer, deftly slotted in the background, perfectly poised within the heaving lip, readying himself to make a dash for a non-existent exit. The photo—shot by Scott Aichner and composed of Hawaiian surfer Robert Hennessy tucked […]

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7.22.10

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DELTA DOWN: Three Hundred Dollar Board Fees Mean "No Fly Zone"

Delta Airlines have increased their board bag fees to $300 each way for international flights, costing surfers $600 roundtrip to travel with their board. This rate has instantaneously tripled from its previous $100 charge. It’s extremely important to note the outstanding difference in fees. The cost of checking your board may surpass the amount of […]

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7.22.10

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HANDS ON: Shaper Profiles – Uncle Mike

Most people do their best work when they’re happy. With the exception of those few miserable people you meet who consistently produce brilliance despite their perpetual wallowing; happiness is usually directly related to productivity. What exactly dictates morale varies for everyone, but it’s no secret that when one’s quality of life sputters, that life’s passion […]

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7.22.10

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BEDE'S BLOG: An Opportunity Lost

I guess you could call it an opportunity lost. Not just for me, but for a few of us in the top 10 who were trying to chase down Kelly’s big lead going into The Search in Indonesia. With Kelly having a third round exit, a few of us got excited about making some headway […]

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7.22.10

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AMERICAN DREAMS: The 2008 Honda US Open Of Surfing Begins

“I swear on my mother’s grave, that’s what I saw, why would I make that up? I couldn’t even begin to make that up.” “I think, he’s illustrating, that here, this week, anything, and everything, might be possible. For this is no ordinary surf competition. This is some type of super structure of American dreams.” […]

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7.22.10

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SURF AUTHOR ILL: Allan Weisbecker Needs Support

It has just come to our attention that one of the world’s best known surf-writers, Allan Weisbecker, (In Search Of Captain Zero, Cosmic Banditos) has fallen seriously ill and could use all of the support he can get. The information came our way via Weisbecker’s Down South Perspective, a periodical newsletter Weisbecker sends to readers […]

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7.22.10

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Daily Surf Journalism Expedition Blog

At the southernmost tip of the Mentawai Islands are uncrowded waves and some of the most remote villages in Indonesia… Here is where our journey continues. At 9:30 AM on July 25th, our dinghy—weighed down with eight surfers, 100 bundles of school supplies, and three soccer balls, touched the seafloor in the shallows of Siakup […]

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