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John pulls into some dredging tubes

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Some are calling it the biggest and best swell to hit Fiji in 20 years, check out Dean Bowen, Scardy, Nick Vasicek and Mikey Brennan's journey chasing down the monster waves with some of the worlds finest...

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Check out the O'Neill girls surf team on the North Shore of Hawaii. Malia Manuel and Sage Erickson try out the new Spring 2011 swim collection and have some fun with the rest of the team in Hawaii.

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Sunglasses have long been associated with celebrities and film actors primarily from a desire to mask their identity. Since the 1940s sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory, especially on the beach. In the early 20th century they were also known as sun cheaters (cheaters being an American slang term for glasses).

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So it’s summer on the East Coast and that bead of sweat running down your back is moving just a little slower than the car in front of you. Your lineup has been invaded by beefed-up clowns who spent last night chugging Miller Light. The last time you saw a real wave was in Central America or maybe back in May. But those overhead swells are long gone, replaced by double shifts and sunburn.

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It’s a scene out there at Snapper, sure. Always has been, always will be. At times it’s just like just being upstairs in the surf club when all the Snapper guys are sitting together behind the r0ck talking bullshit, laughing, then splitting a few waves when they come through.

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Blame it on Swayze, this salt ridden, wave crazed life. Ever since I saw the mighty Bohdi chasing down the 50-year storm as an impressionable kid, there was never any doubt about what I wanted to be.

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YEAR ZERO is a modern take on high performance surfing set in a post-apocalyptic world, reminiscent of Mad Max or an HG Wells novel. It tells a story of a band of renegade surfers, including Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Nate Tyler, Taj Burrow, CJ Hobgood and Damien Hobgood, on a road trip through the apocalypse in search of waves, women, and good times.

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Lose a brother, gain a nephew, refocus a life. Bruce Irons has cut adrift some of his greater excesses to focus on deeper meanings. Photos by Richard Freeman

PART ONE

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It may seem simple enough, but successfully ordering a board from your local shaper has proven to be the pitfall of surfers from Tokyo to Texas. Unfortunately, many of us are making the same mistakes when we enter the shaping bay. But fear not, there’s hope.

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What is the best affordable Surf Watch on the market? Hands down...
VESTAL - Brig Tide watch!!!
Best Features/ Pros : Very cool looking, VERY durable, Alarm to wake me up for dawn patrol, Great Tide info, 100 meters waterproof, cheap price $150., light weight, training and heat data for you pros like Jordy Smith.

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It’s a different Billabong Pro this year. Having said that, the world’s a different place this year. Things have changed so much in the last 12 months that it’s sometimes hard to comprehend the amount of change we are going through. This year at Supertubes Jeffreys Bay it seems like a different place to last. It’s a nice place, just a very different place.

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