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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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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Exactly 126 years ago, surfers popped up on boards and shredded across waves for the first time ever off the mainland United States.

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Ocean wind and waves have grown stronger and bigger in the last ¼ century, according to research conducted at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, based on satellite data collected between 1985 and 2008.

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The cam looks pretty clean but this morning from 6-6:30 it was choppy and less than appealing. A few guy were willing to take a shot at it and I saw one guy catch a wave. The plus is there because at least the sun is out now and there is no fog.

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Rant - Wind info

Recently someone asked about wind and where can you get accurate information.
Logically windsurf and sailing sites would have their finger on the pulse but they all seem to charge money like surfline.

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Marine researchers in South Africa had a narrow escape after a three-metre-long great white shark breached the surface of the sea and leapt into their boat, becoming trapped on deck for more than an hour.

The incident occurred while the research team was conducting a shark population study off Seal Island, near Mossel Bay, on South Africa's Cape coast.

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