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Andy Olive is hard to miss. He’s tall, with a bright shock of red hair that’s a mohawk/afro/mullet hybrid, and he drives around a massive, brightly painted van. Andy is half of the team of the lifestyle brand San Franpscyho, which he runs with his friend and business partner Christian Routzen.

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Jaimal writes: Black lava, grey sea, grey sky, no trees. The houses are equally stark – a red cube with one window, a brown rectangle with a flat roof. The locals, who all look related to either Bjork or Thor, dress in modern designs without loud colors or flare, and their words, at least as far as I can tell on my taxi ride from the Reykjavik airport, are equally brisk.

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it's been in the works for years. if ya want mo shit to skate in the city :

Loyal Skaters and Friends,

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GoPro is ready to take action cameras to a whole new level. Again. The Half Moon Bay-based company just released the HD Hero2 Professional, a major refresh over the original (and much loved) HD Hero. Chief among the updates is a new video sensor that has twice the performance as the original including better low light capture. This new sensor is paired with a different lens that not only improves the overall clarity, but also features a 170 degree field of view rather than the 127 found in the older HD Hero. Yep, your extreme tomfoolery will look that much more awesome.

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CBS News sat down with Kelly Slater for a segment that aired on Sunday morning that detailed his ascent to competitive surfing greatness, his stint on Baywatch, and unveiled some new information and imagery about the Kelly Slater Wave Company. It looks pretty amazing.

“The wave is perfect,” said Slater. “It just keeps going around and around. I just wish I were the size of a mouse or something.” As for how much it costs? “We have an idea. It’s a pretty big number.”

Funding permitted, look for endless, perfect barrels in a city near you as soon as 2014.

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Somebody drove off and left there surfboard on the lower Great Highway this past Saturday. If the board is yours, please describe it and let me know how I can contact you.

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Ready for a new 4/3 mm and am looking for some feedback from those using mainly chest zip suits. I have been to several shops, and many now claim that the chest zip offers less restricted movement when paddling. And having tried on several chest zip suits, they can be quite difficult to get in and out of. The one suit I'm looking at is the O'Neill RG8.

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CANBERRA, Australia - Shark hunters set baited hooks off Australia's southwest coast on Sunday hoping to catch a great white that killed an American recreational diver in the area's third recent fatal attack.

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Rant - Sacrifice

Mark writes: Matt Warshaw is the quintessential surfer. He was a pro in the 80s, the editor of Surfer Magazine, the author of the History of Surfing and has narrated surfing so extensively that he has shaped the way we talk and think about it. Matt loves surfing as deeply as any of us can love any of the things we do. In San Francisco, he could grab waves whenever he wanted.

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Gary writes: If there is one thing that we can all agree on (and there are probably many things we could agree on), it would be that the coastline is never the same from one day to the next.

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Coming to the Victoria Theater (16th Street and Mission St.) in San Francisco:

Save The Waves Film Festival features live music by My Peoples, the San Francisco film premiere of “Come Hell or High Water” and a very special selection of new, international and local films about surfing, the environment and ocean living.

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