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Shea Writes: It is okay to be hesitant. I felt the same way at first. I had even battled similar stereotypes growing up on the Gulf of Mexico. But now that Brazilians have asserted themselves as true equals amongst the world’s best surfers, they also have a legit World Title contender amongst their ranks.

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Went out last week and took photos of the surfers at Ocean Beach while the sun was setting. More where this came from at www.simoluu.blogspot.com

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Legendary California waterman Mickey Muñoz's bio is a great collection of stories from a long life spent playing in the water. Review is here: http://www.thewatermanslibrary.com/Site/NoBadWaves.html

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Corky writes: It's that time of year again when the water and air start getting colder and surfers need to pay special attention to protecting their ears from the elements.

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Ocean Beach has become sufficiently well known as a surfing spot that it will host a major international competition in two weeks, but on Saturday a special group will gather to remember the time when only a few dared brave the cold, treacherous waters.

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Last week, Supervisor John Avalos, a San Francisco mayoral candidate, landed one of the city’s more coveted endorsements when he won the backing of DogPAC, a relatively new political action committee representing dozens of dog lovers’ groups citywide.

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Rant - Found at LM

Found something that call tell time. I was on the end closer to Canada. Hit me up if you would like it back seems really nice.

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Save The Waves Film Festival is coming soon on Friday, November 4, featuring the San Francisco premiere of Come Hell or High Water, the directorial debut of legendary bodysurfer Keith Malloy.

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Called hanks, sweaters, and even koozies, these jumpers are not the result of Paris Hilton’s unnatural obsession with clothing animals, but of the Penguin Jumper Project, which began in 2000 after an oil spill loomed over a population of fairy penguins on the southern tip of Australia.

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Sailors used to call it the Devil’s Teeth. Not just because the cluster of jutting islands known as the Farallones resembled a gnarled set of choppers – but because they were known to chew up ships that ventured too close.

Despite an appetite for ships, the island’s reputation didn’t deter early visitors hell bent on making a buck.

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PLEASURE POINT - Friday was, as they say in the neighborhood, a "Jay day" - sunny, clear, unusually warm on the cliffs overlooking the ocean.

In the morning, in a small park on 38th Avenue, Kim Moriarity emotionally evoked that same name, telling hundreds of volunteers clad in wetsuits that her late-husband Jay was present at that moment.

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How do you feel about your skillz now?

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