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12.17.13

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Pushing Pine

South African chargers Frank Solomon and Josh Redman fund their Northern California winter by slinging Christmas trees

For the last two years, South African hellmen Frank Solomon and Josh Redman have spent the first part of the winter together in San Francisco, surfing Mavericks and bigger-than-big Ocean Beach. Though they’re two of the best big-wave surfers on the planet (Solomon finished 10th in the Big Wave World Tour last year), Solomon and […]

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12.17.13

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Surfers Say No to GMOs

Dustin Barca’s “Aloha Aina March” attracted hundreds on the North Shore

Pouring rain and pulled permits didn’t stop protesters from turning out at Sunday’s “Aloha Aina March” in Haleiwa. At noon on Sunday, a mob marched 1.5 miles along the Kamehameha Highway to the Haleiwa Beach Park. Dustin Barca organized the event along with the Hawai’i GMO Justice Coalition. An estimated 1,000 people came out to […]

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12.11.13

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Through His Lens

Rob Machado travels to Hawaii to meet up with famed native Hawaiian designer Sig Zane

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11.19.13

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5 Coaches Surfing Needs

The best coaches in history don't know surfing, but they do know winning

Sure, successful ex-pro surfers know how to make heats. But do they really know how to coach? Here’s a list of five past and present sports gurus from outside the surf world who would’ve made great surf coaches.

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11.18.13

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Lennox Head 101

Dave Rastovich and Chris Del Moro slipping and sliding

Dave Rastovich and Chris Del Moro, getting cruisy on all sorts of surf craft at Lennox Head, NSW.

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11.12.13

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Out in the Lineup

Founder of gaysurfers.net speaks about the new documentary focusing on gay surfers

A few months back, we ran the trailer for Out in the Lineup, a documentary featuring the experiences of gay surfers around the world. Well, the movie is finally slated for release in December, and last week I exchanged e-mails with Thomas Castets, producer of the film, and the founder of gaysurfers.net, to find out a bit about what the project has involved. Here's what he had to say.

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11.8.13

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Path of a Wave Warrior

Herbie Fletcher's solo art exhibition on display in Los Angeles

Herbie Fletcher's "Path of a Wave Warrior” collection, a solo exhibition of his surf-inspired artwork representing the decades of influence surfing and its culture has had on his life and family, is on display now in Los Angeles.

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11.4.13

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Skindog to Laird: Got Beef?

Ken Collins speaks about Laird Hamilton's Nazaré comments

Ken Collins speaks about Laird's Nazaré comments.

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10.30.13

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Laird’s Take on Nazaré

Big-wave icon Laird Hamilton calls into question Carlos Burle's ride and Maya Gabeira's skills

Big-wave icon Laird Hamilton calls into question Carlos Burle's ride and Maya Gabeira's skills.

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10.30.13

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Tom Carroll Tells All

Australian surf hero comes clean about his drug addiction in "60 Minutes" interview

Tom Carroll has struggled with a crystal meth addiction since 2002, the two-time world champion revealed on Australia’s 60 Minutes Sunday night. Carroll was interviewed alongside older brother Nick Carroll, who has co-written the forthcoming autobiography, TC: Tom Carroll, a book that promises to chronicle some of the darkest moments of Tom’s life.

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