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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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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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