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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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7.29.13

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The Slow is Fast Tour

A very Malloy bike trip along the California coast

Men. Doing manly man stuff. Guys with beards driving tractors, harvesting crops, riding horses, driving pickup trucks. This is the Malloy way.

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7.22.13

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Where Are They Now?

Serena Brooke on transitioning from the World Tour grind to motherhood

Serena Brooke was one of the surf world’s best-liked and brightest stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This past spring, Brooke moved on to the most important chapter of her life, giving birth to twin girls. She's raising the future shredders with her long-time partner, visual artist Emma Sheldrake. We caught up with Serena to find out what post-tour life has been like.

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7.18.13

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From the Projects to Marin

A San Francisco surf camp brings the Sunnydale kids to the beach

Sunnydale, known as “The Dale” or “The Swamp,” is San Francisco’s largest housing project, and statistically speaking, the most dangerous neighborhood in town. Glover has partnered with local shaper Tim Gras and filmmaker Adam Warmington in an effort to bring kids from the Sunnydale projects to the Big Dog camp in Marin, teaching them how to surf, and showing them a world outside of their violent urban homes.

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7.16.13

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Ando’s Slow Dance Interview

Craig Anderson on starring in his own surf movie, rolling with Occy, and getting punched in the face by a Frenchman

Slow Dance, the Craig Anderson-starring, Dane Reynolds-edited, Occy and Rob Machado and Matt Hoy-cameoed summer surf blockbuster opens on Saturday, July 20 at Quiksilver's Huntington Beach headquarters. Ando and crew then trundle off through Australia, Japan, and Europe on a Slow Dance mini tour. Last week I chatted with Craig over e-mail about the making of Slow Dance, but more importantly about things like the weirdness of seeing yourself on the big screen, and taking off on waves when Dane Reynolds and Occy are watching. It was easily one of the politest e-mail exchanges I've ever had.

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7.9.13

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A Tasmanian Throwback

Rare footage of a 13-hour Shipstern's Bluff session with Andy Irons and Co.

In the spring of 2006, Andy Irons made his Shipstern’s Bluff debut alongside Joel Parkinson, Mark Mathews, Dylan Longbottom, and Laurie Towner. The 3X world champ easily adapted to the deformed right-hand slab, but at the end of the day it was the relatively unknown 19-year-old Laurie Towner who stole the show (and the cover of our June 2006 issue).

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