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ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has found water in a comet with almost exactly the same composition as Earth's oceans. The discovery revives the idea that our planet's seas could once have been giant icebergs floating through space.

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Sean Writes: I always loved the idea of seeing well known coastal cities with lineups in them. You never seem to see pictures of cities with surf in them, except perhaps for Honolulu and Rio de Janeiro on the odd occasion. I set out to change that and came up with the following series which I entitled “Surf cities.” Where there were no waves, I used the magic of Photoshop to create waves.

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Sutton's best work to date, Under the Sun is a 16mm documentary shot in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast and features incredible surfing from Dave Rastovich, Beau Young, Nat Young and a handful of others as it explores the roots of commercialism that are now so entrenched in surf culture. Be prepared for a dark and compelling narrative amidst beautiful imagery and a kick ass custom soundtrack.

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camel surfing northwest oz best tube of the season.

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California surfers take advantage of blooming algae's effect on the water as it produces a glow at night.

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With no waves (just yet) on hand in France, Mick Fanning and Owen Wright took matters in their own hands and headed down to the Basque Country’s Wavegarden for a quick pond contest.

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This ones for us "old" guys. Turn 38 Friday and hope I'm still paddling out in 26 years. Might actually be good by then....

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Pretty amazing the shape on these waves last friday from Lake Superior. This is the great lake that looks like the head of a dog on the way to Canada east of Minnesota... just so we all know it is not El Salvador. My friend says they surf until the lake freezes over but as usual timing is everything. Ouch!

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Rant - Geezer Nation

Another well-hyped El Niño storm is forecasted to hit the coast today. The National Weather Service is calling for howling southwest winds and torrential rain from the get-go.

Take the kids to school under a menacing sky but no precipitation. Drive by the beach and notice that the wind is easterly.

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San Francisco -- In what has been canonized as one of the greatest ongoing professional surfing legacies on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search event, the only ASP World Title competition with a roving or “floating license,” has confirmed Ocean Beach, San Francisco as the official destination for its 2011 installment, set to run November 1-12, 201

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Ever since Petacalco, a Mexican mainland secret spot that was arguably the first of its ilk to be "outed" by a surf magazine, Mexico has been a test case for the benefits of surf tourism and the follies of over-exposure and development.

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Fox 2000 has come aboard to co-finance and distribute "Of Men and Mavericks", a Gerard Butler drama based on a chapter in the life of accomplished surfer Jay Moriarity, who died in a tragic diving accident at the age of 22. In addition, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer have signed on to co-star.

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