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SYDNEY -- A shark bit the legs off a bodyboarder at a popular surfing spot in western Australia on Sunday, killing the man, police said. Authorities were searching for the shark as well as the man's missing limbs.

The man in his early 20s was bodyboarding with five friends when the shark attacked, a police spokesman said.

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Rob Machado is in a very select company of surfers. One one hand, you can call him one of the greatest competitive surfers ever for his numerous accomplishments. On the other hand, you can say Machado is currently the most popular free surfer in the world, with throngs of fans showing their support by watching his surf films and supporting his philanthropic involvements.

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A sea lion found stuck in the mud in an East Palo Alto creek last week was euthanized Wednesday morning after suffering a stroke at the Marin County rescue center where he was being treated.

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Why not just get there by boat? A time window must be met in order to reach the swell at the right place, and a boat two days away would be too late. A plane was just the vessel, it could be prepped and ready in minutes.

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Earlier tonight Kauai’s own Keala Kennelly tweeted a photo to 10 time World Champ Kelly Slater, “here is that pic I told you about. (it looks way better now I swear!” Also posted on her FB page with an apology for posting if you were eating lol…

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Rant - Quick! (pic)
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium welcomed the newest member of its family Thursday, a 4-foot-7-inch, 43-pound bundle of sharp teeth and predatory instincts.

The sixth white shark to be exhibited at the aquarium was unveiled just in time for Labor Day weekend. It brought with it the potential for another record-setting visitor count during the holiday weekend.

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Nothing injects adrenaline into a languid summer day on the beach like heavy surf and a few dorsal fins.

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It started off the coast of New Zealand as a tropical cyclone, an atmospheric engine that sent a giant pulse of energy surging through the south seas. That was Aug. 24 -- the same day Steve Jobs announced his resignation from Apple -- and by the time the swell reached Tahiti on Saturday, the waves were so huge that a world-class surfing competition had to be called off until the monster passed.

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Authorities say dangerously high waves likely caused a smuggling boat to crash on a Southern California beach where more than 500 pounds of marijuana washed ashore.

Lindsey Templeton, a California State Parks superintendent, says rangers found the abandoned boat split in half Thursday near Point Mugu.

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One stop shopping for all your crappy surfing logo needs. I dare you to find one that doesnt suck

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