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1.6.14

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Save Kirra

A proposed cruise ship terminal has the iconic wave in jeopardy

A proposed development plan to build a $2 billion cruise ship terminal/casino near Kirra has many surfers and non-surfers alike outraged. The plan would likely ruin the natural flow of sand to the Northern Gold Coast, an area already suffering from erosion, damaging the life blood of the world-famous wave that generates millions of dollars […]

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1.6.14

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Baja Toll Road Collapses

Earthquake destroys part of Baja toll road popular with surfers

Planning a surf trip to Baja this winter? If you're driving at least as far south as San Miguel, you're going to want to rethink your route. On December 28th, just a few days after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Northern Baja, a 900-foot section of Highway 1-D, the toll road that zips travelers a bit faster from Tijuana to Ensenada, collapsed just north of Salisipuedes, in some cases crumbling to the sea over 300 feet below.

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1.2.14

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“Cheerio,” The Surfer’s Path

Longtime British surf mag closes its doors

The Surfer's Path, founded in 1997 by Alex Dick-Read, former Caribbean correspondent for the Associated Press, has announced that its soon-to-be published 100th issue will be its very last.

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12.26.13

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Congratulations, Cardiff

Cardiff State Beach is officially San Diego County’s dirtiest beach

After a year’s worth of beach cleanups with the San Diego Coastkeeper and the Surfrider Foundation, Cardiff State Beach in Encinitas was distinguished as the dirtiest in the San Diego. Cardiff’s “award” comes from the average of more than 4 pounds per volunteer picked up and removed from the sand each event, compared to 0.58 […]

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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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