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7.22.10

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THE FORECAST FACTOR: Kelly's Secret Revealed During Round 1 of Rip Curl Pro

After his win at Snapper, Kelly headed back to Santa Barbara, back to the Channel Islands factory, back to diligently designing boards with Al Merrick for Bells—event he was pretty sure he was going to pull out of. And for as much of a contradiction as that sounds, these days that’s just how Kelly’s going […]

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7.22.10

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BELLS DAY TWO: Willsy The Wounded Animal

DAY TWO WRAP by Ben MondySURFER Senior Writer “You were like a wounded animal, out there. Willsy the wounded animal.” Andy Irons is sitting on his car, hanging with Dane Reynolds, soaking up the sun and the Bells vibes. He’s in a good mood, as he usually is, and he’s not alone. Willsy had just […]

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7.22.10

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DECONSTRUCTING MECCA: Examining The Sum of Its Parts, It's Easy To See Why Hawaii Attracts Legions of The Faithful

The most famous surfing coastline on Earth appears on no map. No official map, at least, geopolitical or topographic. The fabled shore does exist, however, floating in the Pacific at latitude 21.590 degrees north, longitude 158.112 west. The region has a name—several, in fact, comprising approximately nine miles of coastline. But if asked, the average […]

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7.22.10

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Big Surf Big Scores as Fanning Moves Into Round 3

COOLANGATTA, Australia (Friday, March 21, 2008) – ASP World No. 1 Kelly Slater (USA) came to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach to surf big waves. He took advantage of the eight foot (three metre) conditions on offer today to post the highest heat total and single wave score of the day. Event officials ran […]

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7.22.10

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EXTRA CAPTION CONTEST: Go Big With Wit

Send your funniest caption to Surferedit@surfermag.com

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7.22.10

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VERY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards

This year’s big winner of the BILLABONG XXL is Shane Dorian, according to me. Dorian’s wave at Teahupoo on Nov. 1, 2007 is the winner for RIDE OF THE YEAR and he deserves the $50K prize. The interesting thing about this ride is that nothing goes according to plan, at least from my vantage. Shane […]

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7.22.10

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BELLS' FIRST RING: The Women Get Underway at Rip Curl Women's Pro

After being spurned by Carissa Moore in front of her hometown crowd on the Gold Coast, you had to expect that when Steph Gilmore showed up at Bells it would be with a bit of a chip on her shoulder. As a general rule, world champs don’t like losing to 15-year-olds. Needless to say, racking […]

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7.22.10

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SURF NEWS: Bodyboarder Dies at Pipeline

March 18, 2008 — A 23-year old man died at the infamous Pipeline in Hawaii yesterday. Joshua Kalai Nakata, a 2002 graduate from Mililani High School, apparently hit his head on the reef at Pipeline while bodyboarding, according to the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Lifeguards began CPR on Nakata after pulling him from the 8-10 foot […]

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7.22.10

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ROCHELLE BALLARD: From Yoga DVDs to Screaming Barrels

So what have you been up to since you retired? It’s the ultimate thing in surfing. It’s the best thing that happens to you as a surfer and it’s what makes you freak out the most…I think it’s really important to be surfing waves that are barreling on the tour. Actually, I’ve just been kicking […]

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7.22.10

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BELLS REARIN' TO GO: Top 45 In Gear To Ring the Bell

The countdown is on for commencement of hostilities at Bells. With Easter falling extremely early this year, the Rip Curl Pro presented by Snickers and Rip Curl Women’s Pro presented by Ford Fiesta follows quickly on the heels of the recently concluded Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro at Snapper. The world’s Top 45 Men & […]

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