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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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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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