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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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7.22.10

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ANOTHER DAY IN THE BACKYARD: Jamie O'Brien Pushes Past Irons For Title

“Backdoor means you either backdoor Pipe or you backdoor Backdoor,” explained Eddie Rothman, standing next to the beach marshal’s table on Jamie O’Brien’s lanai. “Either way, you got to backdoor it to really get barreled. That’s what these guys are doing and having a good time and we’re stoked we got to run our contest.” […]

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7.22.10

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SPEAK YOUR MIND: Which WCT Location Would You Like To Surf?

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7.22.10

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BACKDOOR SHOOTOUT: Pistols Drawn on Day One

Uncle Eddie Rothman, founding father of Da Hui, perched himself at the edge of the beach path in between the Volcom houses, watching unridden twenty-foot waves race down the reef at Pipeline. As people walked by they greeted him with handshakes, kisses and small talk about the surf, but Rothman never took his eyes off […]

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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!

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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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