Recent Rants

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Despite being in superb form at the famed Supertubes break in Portugal, Kelly Slater couldn’t muster one final winning result, as Brazilian surfer Adriano de Souza defeated Slater in the Finals to win the Rip Curl Pro Portugal.

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The function of professional surfing, and photography, brings to mind warm water, women in bikinis, and an endless summer vacation, but what are we missing when we drool over the lives of those who chase waves all day? The reef rash, the confrontations, and oh yeah, the ever-constant threat of drowning.

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We all have or are going to make our trip to the North Shore. I wanted to bring my own board, but Delta was going to charge me $150 EACH WAY to bring it. Screw that. A friend of mine recommended that I rent a board from this dude Jorge, a local North Shore surfer. I rented a board from him for 7 days for $100. It was a perfect board for me (Channel Island K-Whip).

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Local tree cutter and environmentalist Ian Butler found some buried treasure possibly of the mammoth variety near Pacifica's secret waterfall as he cleaned up trash late last week.

Butler said after the recent rainy days, he saw fossils in the mud along the bluffs of a canyon leading to the waterfall and excavated a few.

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Rant - Layback (pic)
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Renowned Australian chef and “gourmet traveller” Ben Shewry has not lost familiarity with his beginnings, or his father’s valuable teachings about life along the coast.

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At 2:20 a.m. on October 5th, 775-foot cargo ship The Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef not far offshore from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

The reef is well-charted and off the standard route to the vessel's destination of Tauranga Harbour. So far there has been no explanation for the accident.

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Claims are back. Their styles are varied and they're delivered with the utmost passion. So, who throws down the best?

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Rant - Slater in SF

from a caption under a pic in surfline this evening: If Kelly finishes 9th or better at the Rip Curl Pro Search in San Francisco, he takes Number 11. "It's obviously a good result for me and it makes things harder on everyone else," Kelly explains. "Let's hope for good conditions in San Francisco."

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San Francisco Sutro Baths September 2011

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A very close Familly member Died at 12pm Today.
The man Taught me to surf starting at 7yrs old on the cornish beaches in England, on pieces of ply wood with the front turned up.
I will paddle out first thing tommorrow and will give him a moment of silence from 8am so if your out even if you dont know him please give a moment for a Surfer who changed my life.

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Go to see Super Natural from Powerlines Productions!

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Tetsuhiko writes: How much would you sacrifice to keep surfing? Lord knows, wave riding demands certain sacrifices, but would you knowingly compromise your health to get in the water every day? How about your children’s health?

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