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5.14.14

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Laird Hamilton, “Greatest Surfer in the World”

The surfer everyone loves to hate on Entertainment Tonight

Love him or hate him (or love to hate him), Laird Hamilton lives an interesting life. “The greatest surfer in the world,” as Entertainment Tonight dubbed him, sat down with the Hollywood tabloid to discuss surfing “80-foot, even 100-foot waves,” why he feels at home in Malibu, and stand-up paddling, which he does “most of […]

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5.7.14

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Customs’ Quiver

Brazilian customs seizes Adriano De Souza's boards

Adriano De Souza began the Billabong Pro Rio without some of his most trusted sleds. In the days leading up to the start of the Rio event, Adriano had some of his boards seized by Brazilian customs and was forced to surf his Round 1 heat today on a backup board.

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4.28.14

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Christian Wach’s New View

A new perspective of a time-honored tradition

While GoPros are nothing new to surf videos, Christian Wach’s “New View” is something we’ve never seen before. The use of a custom mount on the tail of his 10′ longboard adds a unique dimension to the time-honored tradition of logging. The backwards take off at the 2:10 mark will take you for a spin […]

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4.24.14

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Surf Science

A wave quality survey needs your help

Your knowledge is needed. Did you hate science in school? Don’t worry. You’re an expert when it comes to the observational science of breaking waves. And Dan Reineman—a coastal researcher, Stanford doctoral candidate, and more important, a surfer—wants to deputize you as a citizen surfer scientist. Your role as a citizen scientist is easy: take […]

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4.22.14

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Bells Beach Carnage

Nikki, meet the reef.

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4.9.14

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Humpback Whales Ruling Pipe

Hawaii's noblest locals

Lest you think surfing among mammals is restricted to dolphins, seals, and humans, feast your eyes on these humpback whales gliding unmolested into a set wave at Pipe. It’s a rare occurrence, and, according to the Internet, this may be the only photo of surfing whales in existence. While humpbacks are common in Hawaiian waters, […]

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4.7.14

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Shark Photobomb?

Mysterious creature appears during Kelly Slater's GoPro clip at the Box in West Oz

While there may be a perfectly reasonable explanation for the blob that appears at 0:17, the prevalence, and controversy, of sharks in Western Australia spreads paranoia like wildfire, prompting many to believe this is a shark photobomb of Kelly Slater’s wave at The Box. At first, we thought the surfer at 0:06 explained the blob, […]

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4.3.14

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See You In The Lineup, Kelly Slater

Quiksilver bids adieu to their 23-year union with The Champ

In case you live under a rock, Kelly Slater recently announced that he’ll no longer be sporting the iconic red and white Quiksilver logo. After a 23-year partnership that spanned 11 world titles, 54 World Tour victories, and countless other accolades, there’s sure to be some heartfelt reminiscing on what once was by both parties. […]

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4.1.14

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How Bethany Does It

Bethany Hamilton walks us through the intricacies of surfing with only one arm

Bethany Hamilton sharing exactly how she is able to surf with just one arm. From battling through the shorebreak to taking off late on overhead waves, it's remarkable to watch her in action. This is how she does it.

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3.31.14

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Water

A brief odyssey into Morgan Maassen's aquatic perspectives.

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