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Corky writes: Last week I was checking out the action at the U.S. Open of Surfing and taking in some of the side events going on. Every time I go to some big surfing event, such as this one, I always got hit with tons of what would seem like silly and ridiculous questions such as, "I bet you wish you were still out there, huh?"

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Talking Twitter, ASP shortcomings and injuries with Hawaii's outspoken ambassador - While his peers surfed in Round Two of the U.S. Open, Freddy P and his pregnant wife Melissa were shopping at Ikea. Patacchia, still nursing a knee injury, lost out in the opening round at Huntington, which was quickly following a Round Two loss at J-Bay.

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On a beautiful warm fall afternoon during my freshman year at UC Santa Barbara, I returned to our dorm room to find my roommate huddled under a blanket, visibly shaking. I asked him what was going on?

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The next time you’re on the island of Tavarua, and think you’re just killing it at Restaurants, don’t remember this Riley Blakeway footage of Kelly Slater. It would likely ruin your whole trip.

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When Dane Reynolds created the Dumpster Diver, he wasn't out to make the most popular surfboard.

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Rant - Drop in (pic)
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An idea to develop a volunteer jet ski patrol force certified to perform search and rescue at the Mavericks surf break was presented yesterday by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office in front of an audience of marine sanctuary advisors and Coastside surfers.

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Caltrans announced today that roadwork and a one-way traffic control half a mile south of Linda Mar Boulevard on Highway 1 would be delayed for a second time.

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I'm looking to add to my quiver a 2+1 high performance longboard, and would like some recommendations if you please, rather than paying in the $1,000.00 range for a new 'big name' brand board from a shop. I've been searching CL and eBay with no luck for what I want, and really like the idea of breaking in a new board designed for my specifications and needs.

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Check out the clips from last year's event.

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Meet the ragtag band of craftsmen, entrepreneurs and weirdos at the heart of OC's surf industry

"I need a fucking customer, or I'm going to fall asleep," Matt "Slim" Doherty says to no one in particular as he cracks open a fresh beer. An airbrusher with Lost Surfboards is sitting on a white plastic chair nearby, eating his lunch out of Tupperware and nodding his head in acknowledgement.

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