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6.24.15

Random Happenings

Fun Facts About The WSL

Straight from the mouth of CEO Paul Speaker

A little context: Above, World Surf League CEO Paul Speaker sits down with Stuart Varney, a cheeky British TV anchor prone to interruption and very, very afraid of sharks. The two discuss the current state of the WSL during a segment that for some reason asks, “Can surfing beat football?” We didn’t get an answer

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6.23.15

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The Gentleman Surfer

I'll be damned, that floater was dapper

It was only a few months ago that Quiksilver Japan introduced the first actual wet suit, and for most of us it seemed like more of a novelty and a joke than something anyone would actually purchase. Welp, we were wrong. If you visit Quik’s Japanese site, you’ll see that all of their true wet-”suits”

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6.23.15

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One Giant Board, Two World Records

Sixty-six surfers just rode the world's biggest board in Huntington Beach

Last weekend, more than 5,000 spectators covered the shores of Huntington Beach to watch sixty-six surfers climb aboard what can only be described as a huge-ass surfboard designed by Nev Hyman to set not one, but two Guinness World Records. The board, supposedly an enlarged version of one of Brett Simpson’s models, weighed a dainty

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6.19.15

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Red Crabs of the Apocalypse?

Southern California beaches inundated with tiny red crabs

No need to panic, unless you suffer from ostraconophobia (fear of crustaceans—very reasonable I might add), but thousands and thousands of little red crabs, called tuna crabs, are washing ashore on Southern California beaches. Normally, these little dudes float around toward the tip of Baja. But warmer waters have carried them north and deposited them

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6.10.15

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Giant Sharks, Vampire Squid, and Radioactive Worms

Three strong reasons to stay out of the ocean today

Meet “Deep Blue,” a 20-foot long great white who inhabits your nightmares and the ocean off the coast of Ensenada. Earlier this week Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted to Facebook this video of a diver high-fiving the beast for some reason. I can’t stress enough how bad of an idea that is.   OK, so this

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6.1.15

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Surf’s Up in Austin, Texas

Here comes a massive surf park for the Lone Star State

A surf park of massive proportions is planned for Austin, Texas, with its development team pushing to open the gates in 2016. The founder and CEO of NLand Surf Park LLC, Doug Coors, is a direct descendent of Coors Brewing founder Adolph Coors. Coors, a self-proclaimed engineer and surfer, claims to have just finished a

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5.26.15

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Point Break, Broken

Trailer for Point Break remake is...not great

Sigh.

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5.15.15

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Premiere: Who Is JOB 5.0

Pipeline barrels, Supsquatch, and Poopies

Jamie O’Brien and his band of misfits are back with another season of surfing’s version of Jackass. No sense in pretending not to be excited. Be it the absolute domination that JOB holds at Pipeline, the torture that Poopies continues to endure, or the mastery of their ridiculously oversized SUP (aka Supsquatch), 5.0 should be

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5.13.15

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The Surfiest Flight Safety Vid Ever

Air New Zealand and Gabriel Medina want you to be safe in the skies

You’ve flown on Virgin Airlines, right? You know the dance party safety video they play before takeoff? Kind of charming at first, but ingratiating by the return flight? It’s the worst. Air New Zealand’s new safety video is so much better. Need help understanding how seat belts work? Alana Blanchard’s got that. Anastasia Ashley is

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5.7.15

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Under Iceland’s Sky

Abducted by tube-hunting aliens

Aliens exist and they want to lead you to almond-tube perfection. The only issue is that you’ll have to whip on some serious rubber because the tubes they have in mind are in Iceland. If you’re keen for a mission to the edge of the universe like Ian Battrick here, then go ahead and follow

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