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5.12.16

Random Happenings

Deep At Pipe With Jamie O’Brien and a Soft Top

Press play and feel horrible about your barrel-riding ability

Want to feel real bad about that last barrel you got? Watch this. Jamie O’Brien has mastered many things in life: getting paid to fuck off courtesy of Red Bull and Who Is JOB; catching every good, mean, and ugly wave at Pipeline, then getting spit out into the channel, and making you feel worse

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5.11.16

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Gulf Coaster Tells All

Surfer speaks about his detainment for surfing

Last week we reported on police arresting a small group of surfers for groveling wind slop too close to pier construction in Bradenton, Florida, a sleepy little beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. The comments section was buried with sandy Libertarian sentiments: “The cops should not be messing with people that want to surf.

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5.10.16

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Gabriel Medina’s New Surfboard Is Pretty Much A Cell Phone

"Hey bro, can I check my Instagram?"

We’ve officially seen it all: A perfect wave, hundreds of miles from an ocean. A stationary wave, in the middle of an airport. A virtual wave, in the middle of your bedroom. And now, a hashtag-sensitive surfboard, courtesy of Gabriel Medina’s sponsor, Samsung. Yes, you read that correctly. The electronics company and John Cabianca, Gabby’s

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5.9.16

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This Weekend: The SURFER Talks

Gerry Lopez, Peter Townend, Matt Biolos, and more in San Diego

The Boardroom International Surfboard Show is pleased to host The SURFER Talks, presented by Millennium Foam, a series of five conversations with some of surfing’s most influential characters and brightest minds. Join SURFER magazine’s editorial staff on May 14th and 15th at The Boardroom International Surfboard show, with special guest: Mr. Pipeline, Gerry Lopez; 1976

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5.6.16

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Surfing Aint A Crime

Gulf Coasters cuffed for groveling windswell

A handful of groveling Gulf Coast surfers were arrested at Bradenton Beach today, apparently for surfing near the Bradenton Piers. Florida’s Gulf is a wave-starved nightmare come May and June (Believe me, I grew up there). When the odd wind fetch does deliver thigh-slappers, I promise you it is glorious relief, delusional as it may

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5.4.16

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Kelly Slater Wave Co. Super Session

Nat Young, Kanoa Igarashi, Carissa Moore, Wingnut, and the King himself

This past Saturday, April 30th, Kelly Slater invited a few friends to try his little project known as the Kelly Slater Wave Co. out in California’s Central Valley. The friends he invited were of methodical purpose, I’d presume, in seeing that he brought the current Women’s World Champ, one of the best backside tuberiding goofyfooters,

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4.20.16

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Artificial Wave Slaying in The Munich Airport

Chlorine, arrivals, departures, and the Beschens

This video of the Beschens surfing an artificial wave in the Munich airport reeks of chlorine and fun. My eyes are burning just watching this. Truth be told, I’m still tempted to book a flight with an extended layover in Munich so I can get my slay on.

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4.12.16

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This…Is…Mavericks

HBO gives Titans of Mavericks a mainstream closeup

“The call went out to 24 competitors around the world: Drop whatever you’re doing…and get on a plane. The Day of Reckoning…was here.” Sprinkle in plenty of dramatic pauses and personify Mavericks to a degree of Seussian monster thumpty-thumps, and you’ll get something like HBO’s newest episode from Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, a 14-minute documentary on

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3.23.16

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Jake Davis Just Had Spinal Surgery

And now the young professional could use some help

Jake Davis, the young professional surfer from San Clemente and brother of Luke Davis, just underwent surgery to correct a spinal issue that had been bothering him for months, called Spinal Arteriovenus Malformation (AVM), and now he could really use some help to cover part of the cost of such a surgery. The backstory: Jake

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3.23.16

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Soli Bailey Gets Snaked By A Dolphin

You can never argue with a local

Soli Bailey was already feeling a bit shaky while visiting the sharky region of Southern Australia. That wouldn’t stop him from suiting up and paddling out. But it was a different kind of local who would interrupt his rather innocuous session, and while Bailey thought he had scored a nice little blue drainer to himself,

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