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7.22.10

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EDDIE MIGHT GO: Backdoor Shootout On Hold as Waimea Looks Promising

Dawn broke clear and crisp this morning on the North Shore, but no cigar for either the Quikslver Big Wave Invitational nor Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Event officials at Pipeline sat on it till 11 a.m. Hawaii time before pulling the plug with 2nd reef closeouts still pouring through Ehukai beach. Up/down the coast at […]

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7.22.10

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SIGNIFICANT SWELL COMES WITH STORMY CONDITIONS

A significant class swell hit the California coast over the weekend. Northern California caught the brunt of the action with triple overhead wave heights at standout spots. Unfortunately prohibitive conditions presented themselves at most spots north of Point Conception as onshore winds and gusts whipped the ocean into a frenzy. Southern California saw surf in […]

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7.22.10

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WORLD JUNIOR WRAP UP: Pablo Paulino and Sally Fitzgibbons Clean Up in Narrabeen

This past December, on an otherwise mundane North Shore night, 17-year-old Tonino Benson, a friend of his named Ahi, yes, like the fish, as well as Reef team manager Heath Walker and his wife met me for dinner at Lei Lei’s. We got caught up on all the latest gossip. We talked about last season’s […]

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7.22.10

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EXTRA CONTEST: Send Us Your Wittiest Captions!

Send your captions toSurferedit@surfermag.com

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7.22.10

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SPEAK YOUR MIND! Which Unpleasantry Is Most Irritating?

There’s pain and then there’s discomfort. Surfing can be painful, yes, (reef meets back, fins meet head, etc., etc.) but more often than not its downside is just, well, sort of irritating. Which of these surf-associated unpleasantries is your least favorite? DISCUSS The Matter on SURFER’s Message Boards. <script LANGUAGE= "javaScript" SRC="http://simpolls.sourceinterlinkmedia.com/surfermag/9473611215/poll.js?linkback=“>

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7.22.10

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EUROPE'S FIRST ARTIFICIAL REEF: World Class Surf Possibly Looms In England

The whims of Mother Nature no longer dictate the location of world class waves in this day and age, and the surfers of Boscombe, England couldn’t be happier. The already popular surf spot in the south west of England is getting a make over with the implementation of an artificial reef, to be completed in […]

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7.22.10

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LAST WAVE: Adventure of a Lifetime

The most adventurous thing I ever did in my life didn’t happen on the reefs of Indonesia or on the rivet-ruined roads of Baja or deep in the Fijian jungles hiking toward a rumored surfing Mecca. No, unfortunately for me, my most adventurous moment happened at Topanga Canyon State Beach in Malibu, California in 1992, […]

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7.22.10

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PEOPLE WHO SURF: Tripoli Patterson

Born on the shores of Sag Harbor, N.Y., raised in Bali, and educated in New Zealand, Tripoli Patterson has lived in more places than most people have traveled. But it’s not the lengthy list of locations that Tripoli has called home that make him unique; it’s the fact that there is a 24-year-old art curator […]

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7.22.10

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HUMAN TOUCH: Fat Cats and Mick Fanning with Alex Smith

For those of you not in the know, Hawaii’s Alex Smith has been turning a lot of heads as of late. Older brother to the ever-charismatic Koa Smith, Alex has been setting the Under-18 surf world ablaze, one spit-shined and highly polished cutback at a time. After making two finals at the NSSA Nationals (finishing […]

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7.22.10

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MOST INTERESTING SURFERS OF 2007: The Top Ten

#10 Bede Durbidge - The reason he is interesting is because he is so damn uninteresting. From unsponsored finalist in the first WCT event (Quik Pro Snapper) of the ’07 season to winner of the Triple Crown of Surfing (first Aussie since Mike Rommelse in 1997), we are still asking ourselves, “Who is this guy?’ […]

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