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Santa Cruz, California / USA -- With unfavorable tides on offer at the primary venue of Steamer Lane after Round 1, event officials at the ASP PRIME O’Neill Cold Water Classic opted to relocate to the backup venue of Wadde11 Creek and the two-to-four foot (1 metre) wedgy peaks proved to be the perfect platform for a high-performance showdown.

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A Jacksonville Beach surfer has an unofficial new world record tonight. Kurtis Loftus broke the existing Guinness record for hours surfed by three hours with a time of more than 29 hours.

He also shattered the record for number of waves caught with 308. The previous record was 147.

Loftus was surrounded the entire time by members of the local surf community.

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Rant - Ballet (pic)
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Did you leave your wetsuit on the side of the road last night (Thursday) after the evening session? If so, I found it. Describe the suit and let me know where you were parked, and you can come by and get it.

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The man known as "Occy" made the claim with Slater on the verge of claiming his 11th Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Title.

Slater’s rivals must hope he finishes lower than ninth place in the coming round of the world tour, in San Francisco, to prolong the title race. But Occhilupo thinks it’s a foregone conclusion.

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Wednesday night after a sunset sess, I let my hood on the top of the car. Oops! Thought someone might have seen it by the Cypresses in the median.

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Another look at Alex Gray's Mutant barrel in Tahiti

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The world of big-wave hunting used to be limited to the search for the world's tallest peaks...not anymore.

These days surfers living on the lunatic fringe are scouring the globe for more threatening beasts that -- while not as tall as Maui's Jaws or California's Cortes Bank -- pack more punch per square foot in a pound-for-pound comparison.

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The Bodysurf Classic to be held in San Francisco, Ocean Beach on November 5th, 2011 at 10:00am. The specific location to be determined on the day of the event. The location will be posted here on the official event website and in the window of Trouble Coffee, 4033 Joodah St (between 45th Ave & 46th Ave) San Francisco CA 94122.

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Pro surfer Morgan Faulkner, "The Texas Chainsaw", takes Christian Wach and Kameron Brown, 2 professional longboarders from California, on a journey to score the epic tanker wave. Wave lasts over 5 minutes long.

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Shea writes: Since I have been slipping this year on Fantasy Surfer, I reached out to an old friend who happens to be the current No. 1 for some help going into San Francisco. His name is Mike Reilly, he was an NSSA star as a kid, tried a brief stint on the WQS, then followed that up by getting an MBA, and now a job at Quiksilver.

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Cyrus Writes: Affordable, compact, and easy to use, this little tool has become ubiquitous on the noses of kooks’ surfboards around the world. While we’ve all seen or participated in Youtube videos of jaw-clenching, scratching and surfing reminiscent of spastic action figures, the Go Pro has also enabled athletes to become filmmakers and photographers.

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the "Silver Dragon" is a tidal bore on the Qiantang river in the city of Hangzhou China. Featuring Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, Mary Osborne, Everaldo "Pato" Teixeira, and Curren Caples

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