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Another well-hyped El Niño storm is forecasted to hit the coast today. The National Weather Service is calling for howling southwest winds and torrential rain from the get-go.

Take the kids to school under a menacing sky but no precipitation. Drive by the beach and notice that the wind is easterly.

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San Francisco -- In what has been canonized as one of the greatest ongoing professional surfing legacies on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search event, the only ASP World Title competition with a roving or “floating license,” has confirmed Ocean Beach, San Francisco as the official destination for its 2011 installment, set to run November 1-12, 201

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Ever since Petacalco, a Mexican mainland secret spot that was arguably the first of its ilk to be "outed" by a surf magazine, Mexico has been a test case for the benefits of surf tourism and the follies of over-exposure and development.

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Fox 2000 has come aboard to co-finance and distribute "Of Men and Mavericks", a Gerard Butler drama based on a chapter in the life of accomplished surfer Jay Moriarity, who died in a tragic diving accident at the age of 22. In addition, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer have signed on to co-star.

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Dane Reynolds surfs his self-shaped “Sperm Whale” quad in Ventura County, California on September 29, 2011. Song: “American Prayer” by The Doors.

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New Jersey -- home of the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tony Soprano, and Jon Bon Jovi -- is the most ethnically and religiously diverse population of almost 9 million people in the nation. It is also where you will find a deep surfing culture and some of the finest surf on the Eastern Seaboard.

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A sea lion is being treated at the Marine Mammal Center in Marin County this morning after crossing a highway in Burlingame, a spokesman for the center said.

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Thailand has become many things over the years since a young Leonardo Dicaprio blessed the world with his performance in The Beach, a lot of them negative. Overblown tourist hellhole, over developed, sex tourist mecca, and cliché backpacker paradise all jump out as prominent tag lines when South East Asia’s original hotspot is brought up in conversation these days.

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