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Pierce Michael Kavanagh is a tal­ented San Diego surfer/filmmaker. His recent film Man­u­fac­tur­ing Stoke raises ques­tions about the toxic chem­i­cals used in the surf­board indus­try and asks us all: How can we make a dif­fer­ence for the envi­ron­ment? Pierce speaks to us about his inspi­ra­tion for the film and his cur­rent obses­sion for bodysurfing.

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Working at the world’s largest ship demolition yard is no walk in the park, but to 12-year-old Ekramul, it’s better than starving to death.

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At least six of these guys lined up a little tight and an outside macker caught them by surprise. Beautiful conditions at Rivermouth, slightly overhead and full of fish.

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not sure if this will work, but I'm using tubedubber to mash up the tow in video (which has a wack soundtrack) with a mogwai track that kind of takes the video where it should actually go: http://tubedubber.com/#6SWgCHGoBpo:KMDCM5OAOaE:0:100:0:0:1

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Wilson productions should take notes. Fishy rap video.

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Dawn breaks to the noise of whirlybirds, airplanes and bulldozers, all the kings men doing their post-storm post-mortem. Overhead, big Coast Guard 'guppies' make frequent passes, surveying damage as news choppers hunt for evening news 'keeper clips'. Below, the crews push the sticks and sand into organized piles.

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The world's greatest professional surfers are coming to Long Beach. No, not California.

The Long Island city, 50 minutes by train from Manhattan, is getting ready to play host to the Quiksilver Pro New York Surf Competition, starting Sept. 1 and running for two weeks.

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An environmental organization has filed a lawsuit against San Francisco, seeking to force the city to remove rock piles and other structures the group says were placed improperly on Ocean Beach, plus what could be tens of millions of dollars in civil fines.

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Sometimes, it’s just too big. It’s rare. But it happens. Today was one of those days at Teahupoo as the Billabong Pro Tahiti called a lay day due to massive surf. A few of the bravest pros rolled the dice with a Teahupoo tow session, and judging by the photos, Bruce Irons snagged the beast of the day. Check out more photos and videos from the Billabong Pro Tahiti at billabongpro.com/tahiti.

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Frederick Fernandez, a popular math teacher at New Smyrna Beach High School, was killed in a surfing accident just after 11 this morning. Tammy Marris, spokeswoman for the Volusia County Beach Patrol, said Fernandez was surfing near the 1000 North block of State Road A1A when he suffered a head laceration.

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Tow In session today, live!

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Check out this crazy short clip about a beach in Chittagong Bangladesh that is the world’s largest ship demolition yard .

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Pretty amazing video. Holds his breath forever and walks on the seafloor. Hopefully this guy's boatman didn't leave him, though.

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