7.22.10

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HEATH LEDGER PASSES Aussie Surfer Found Dead In Apartment

On Tuesday afternoon in a New York City apartment, Australian actor, Heath Ledger, was found dead by his housekeeper. A cocktail of various prescription drugs were also found at the scene; however, autopsy reports remain inconclusive concerning the acute cause of death. His passing marks a sad day for both the general public as well

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7.22.10

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BODY SURFING CHAPTER II: Key Stretches

Formerly, we thought of stretching as a way to lengthen muscles, create blood flow, and prepare the body to move. But doctors have found that that the brain controls every function of the body, including muscle flexibility. If the body is not properly warmed up, the brain will shorten muscles to protect against over stretching.

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7.22.10

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DANE REYNOLDS: The SURFER Profile

The day after Mick Fanning wins his first world title, Dane Reynolds is standing in a nearly vacant Ventura parking lot seeing something in the waves that only someone like him can see. There is a bite of cold in the air, spelled occasionally by a patch of sun moving through the clouds. The surf

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7.22.10

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WALKING OUT: Walker Foam Closes Its Doors

In December of 2007 another long chapter in the surfboard industry silently ended. Harold Walker and his son Joe closed the doors on the Wilmington based Walker Foam company. The closing of Walker Foam, a company that had been around for decades, is blamed on poor execution according to former Walker Foam associate Gary Linden.

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7.22.10

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STANDING STILL: Developments In Artificial Waves

Super fun Ocean Dome Japan. The engineers cranked it up for this video, but cost issues have closed the doors on this wave. The murky development waters in the world of wave pools, surf pools, and water parks just got a little clearer. In the past, there have been a lot of promises, but very

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7.22.10

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LONGING FOR VICTORY: Greg Long Ascends Mavericks Contest Throne

Through the remarkable spirit of humility that characterized the Maverick’s surf contest, held Saturday in 15-18-foot surf and perfect weather, an undeniable fact came forth: Greg Long has joined the pantheon of big-wave surfers. The kingdom starts with Laird Hamilton and filters down through Shane Dorian, Darrick Doerner, Mike Parsons, Peter Mel, Garrett McNamara, Dave

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7.22.10

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STATE OF THE BEACH: Will Governator Terminate Beaches?

It’s Thursday, January 10th, 2008, and the year could be off to a very dry start here in Southern California. Word was released today concerning Governor Schwarzenegger’s new budget proposals, and many people are not pleased. While countless solutions to digging the state out of debt exist, Schwarzenegger has drafted a plan which includes a

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7.22.10

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CHRIS WARD ARRESTED: Charged with Assault with Weapon Other Than Firearm

According to the Mammoth County Police Department, last year’s world number 17 surfer, Chris Ward, was arrested outside of the Whiskey Creek Bar on January 7 in Mammoth, CA on charges of “assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm” after an alleged altercation with three women turned into a full-scale fight. The event

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7.22.10

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CHRIS WARD'S MUG SHOT

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7.22.10

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PETER DAVI AUTOPSY: Big Wave Surfer Shows High Levels of Meth

On Thursday, January 10 2008, the Monterey County Coroner released the autopsy reports of local surfing legend Peter Davi. Davi, who passed on December 4th, 2007 during the largest day Ghost Tree has ever been surfed, was a very accomplished big wave surfer, and his death came as quite a blow to the surfing community.

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