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9.19.13

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Best Surf Cars Ever

As a surfer, you are what you drive

It's a scientifically established fact that you surf better when you show up to the beach in a completely dialed-in surf rig. It's also a fact that you will heinously ruin the interior of a normal sedan with wax, sand, and foul smells if you're wedging boards and suits into the back. You need a good surf car. If you're perusing Craigslist for dedicated surf transport, here are the models you want. All can be had for less than $7,500

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9.16.13

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Shaun Tomson Talk Story

From his days competing to the release of his new book, Tomson opens up at Surfer, The Bar

From his days competing to the release of his new book, The Code, Tomson opens up at Surfer, The Bar's 'Talk Story' session.

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9.5.13

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Taka’s Treehouses

Rob Machado visits Japan to meet with Taka, who builds treehouses for kids in the wake of the 2011 tsunami

Rob Machado meets artist/surfer Takashi Kobayashi, who shows him the area’s surrounding waves and a tree-house project particularly close to his heart.

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8.30.13

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Inside “Urchin Howl”

Filmmaker Chris McClean talks us through the first ever Instagram surf movie

Social media has given us all a mild case of ADD. Tweets have replaced web stories, Vine replaced YouTube, and Instagram replaced Facebook in a race to make information easier to consume. One person who is embracing this impatient era is UK-based filmmaker Chris McClean. McClean takes the term "short film" to new extremes with his project, Urchin Howl, which has been edited into a series of 15-second clips to be released on Instagram.

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8.29.13

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“Compassing” with Cyrus Sutton

The easygoing filmmaker talks about his new travelogue through Mexico

Cyrus Sutton, he of Stoked and Broke and Korduroy.tv fame, has just finished the edits of his new, light-hearted travelogue/surf film, Compassing. Sutton spent two months living in a converted van, trekking through Baja and Mainland Mexico, getting tubed, eating peanut butter, and hanging with fellow vagabonds Kepa Acero and Rob Machado.

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8.21.13

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The Surf-Specific Degree

Giving the B.S. degree a whole new meaning

If you’re a high school surfer panicking about what to study in college, or if you’re the parent of one and you’re worried that your young shredder doesn’t have the academic commitment for a university degree, there may be hope for the both of you.

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8.15.13

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“Surfin’ USA” Is No. 1?

Yahoo readers send the Beach Boys' 1963 single to the top of the summer songs chart

For the past month, Yahoo! ran a “Greatest Summer Song of All Time” voting battle, and the Beach Boys’ Surfin’ USA somehow came out on top. Everybody’s favorite non-surfing surf rock band narrowly edged-out the legions of parrotheads who voted for Jimmy Buffett’s "Margaritaville."

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8.13.13

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Allan Byrne Paddle Out

Photos from the memorial paddle out in Bali for the legendary surfer and shaper

A legion of local and pro surfers gathered in memory of A.B.

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8.8.13

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Rest in Peace Allan Byrne

Remembering the legendary surfer and shaper after he passed away in Bali

Allan Byrne, the legendary Australian surfer/shaper, passed away last night while on life support in a hospital in Bali. He was 62 years old.

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8.2.13

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Five Weird Ways To Go

It's not all sharks and headfirst trips to the bottom that should worry you while surfing

While surfing is not particularly dangerous, spending lots of time in an unpredictable ocean, with Lord knows what swimming below and around you, and reefs, rocks, sandbars, and sharp, pointy surfboards all in play, the possibility of an unpleasant death always lurks. Here are five weird ways that your next session could be your last.

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