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Call me an old fart but I sure dig the flowing grace of Tudor much more than the slashing ripping aerials of the top pros.

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I had an early copy of this book, which provided the background for my cover quote. The book content and layout improved since then, which is saying something since it was already excellent. Regardless, this is a must-have book for any committed surfer (particularly those who travel). It covers everything you could imagine surfing health related.

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What's really goin'on.

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In barrier shattering news, Carissa Moore has been awarded wildcards into the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa and the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach. The 2011 ASP Women's World Champion will be competing alongside 200 of the world's most talented men. Both events are jewels in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series that takes place on the North Shore of Oahu every year.

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Residents near the site of a deadly outer Sunset District shooting say they were surprised by the incident in their normally quiet neighborhood Saturday morning.

A 22-year-old man was shot several times near the intersection of 35th Avenue and ###### Street at about 1:17 a.m. Saturday. Paramedics pronounced the 22-year-old man dead at the scene of the shooting.

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In Onion Bay, Palm Island off North Queensland, Australia, these tiger sharks have cornered the remains of a week-old humpback whale carcass against the shore’s edge in a shallow lagoon. In passing back and forth from the shark into deeper water, they would even attack the boat’s propeller.

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Sitting all alone on a beach, this little seal is an outcast from the colony.
Its crime? Having reddish-brown fur and the palest of blue eyes. The rest of its sleek black family took an instant dislike to the ginger pup, leaving it to fend for itself.

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A 13-year-old boy was swimming in Cambodia with a net when he trapped a pufferfish, released it, and it turned around and sank its teeth into the boy’s scrotum.

The boy was swimming with a net when he caught the pufferfish, which he untangled and released. Once released, the fish turned around and went straight for the boy’s testicles.

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Bobbygate is still alive and well, we’ve heard what Bobby has to say (and thousands of you have already commented on it online), but let’s here from the side of the ASP. We caught up with ASP Media Manager, Dave Prodan, to get his take on the past, present, and future of Bobby Martinez and the ASP.—Chris Cote

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yeee!

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Mark writes: I’ve always wanted to surf at night. My friend has a story of hanging out one night a bonfire, and seeing two guys with boogie boards getting out of the water. When asked if it was fun, one of the guys said, “Sure, really fun. I can only imagine how great this must be during the day when you can actually see.”

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The harbor porpoise that washed ashore last month at San Francisco's Fort Funston was clearly a victim of foul play.

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