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Since it's a slow news day, thought it a good time to share the following

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“Sterling Spencer and I had an interesting visit to Puerto Rico,” says Morgan Maassen. “Not only was the rain, wind, and music awkward with our lightning-strike operation, but the waves were about as windswelly as windswell can get.

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O'NEILL, the original Californian surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack ONeill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to beat Mother Nature at her own game. Pioneering the worlds first neoprene wetsuit, Jack had successfully found a way to extend his surf sessions in the bone-chilling breaks of Northern California.

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Dave Homcy is an accom­plished film­m­maker based in Hawaii known for his work on Slid­ing Liberia. His recent film col­lab­o­ra­tion, Come Hell or High Water with Keith Mal­loy, cel­e­brates the art of body­surf­ing. We spoke with Dave to learn more about his life and inspiration.

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I remember someone saying they had a site where people can post boards they would be willing to lend out to travelers. I'm going to Costa Rica in January and I'm not going to pay the $150 fee to bring my board. Does anyone know the website?

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Surfers in the Rip Curl Pro Search surfing contest scheduled for Ocean Beach in November will have to paddle out and catch waves just like the Kelly’s Cove locals, as the National Park Service has decided to prohibit all personal watercraft except for those used by lifeguards at the event. Thanks to @OBBulletin for the tweet.

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The age of having an arsenal of 6’1″ thrusters has gone the way of the beta tape. In its place, the modern surfer has stacked their quiver with a range of boards that suit nearly every occasion. From a fish to a hybrid thruster to a step-up and everything in between, if you want to make the most of the conditions year round, you’re going to need the proper equipment under your feet.

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Somewhere this afternoon on the California coast, a great white shark has crossed paths with a swimmer or a surfer—while shark attacks are very rare, shark expert Patric Douglas told Patch that we share nearby waters with sharks every single day.

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Dear September,
What happened? You came on so strong and now you hardly ever call, except to tell us what a great time you're having back East. You were drunk, weren't you? And you think we're just going to wait here by the phone? Huh?

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For the last ten years, a small group of skilled watermen has been chasing big swells around the world. Jason Murray, Quiksilver’s Director of Photography, followed along on their journey, documenting the madness as the surfers challenged nature, themselves, and big wave surfing’s limitations.

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Rant - The Ostrich
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