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Lars Jacobsen, 30, is a freelance journalist and photographer from Hamburg, Germany. His photos and words have appeared in several major publications around the globe. But his portfolio isn’t doing all the traveling; Jacobsen himself is on an airplane more often than his desk.

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After the GGNRA recently denied Rip Curl's request for approval of Jet-Ski assist for the upcoming ASP World Tour event scheduled for November 1st in San Francisco's Ocean Beach, contest organizers were left with some doubt as to whether the event could go on.

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Kelly Slater defended his Hurley Pro crown by beating Owen Wright at Lower Trestles.

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LED surfboard. Shark bait much?

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Big Wave surf fans gathered at the Kona Gallery in San Clemente on Friday to celebrate former SURFER Photo Editor, Jason Murray’s work. Titled: Goliaths of the Pacific-Big Wave Hunters consists of 18 limited edition archival print. The show runs until December 15th, 2011.

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Took some time off the bike to get barreled. No one else out despite a city of several million very close by. Warm water too. Would have been big enough to ride on a long board, but not big enough for stand up barrels.

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Never seen this one before. Aha. I'll add it to my list of surf report adjectives for when I talk to my buddies.

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All photo slideshow -- a monthly showcase of Surfline's finest photos for the month of September

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In advance of the 2011-2012 Mavericks surf season, a newly-unified group of surfers organizing this year's contest announced today that Jeff Clark would return as contest director.

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Orange chopper doing low passes for an hour as police and fire swarmed the lots. No body was recovered as far as we could see.

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Champion surfer Mathieu Schiller was killed in a frenzied shark attack that lasted less than 30 seconds after he was dragged from his surfboard on Bouncan Canot beach, on the French island of Réunion.

The 32-year-old was believed to have been attacked by a man-eating tiger shark that swam off afterwards.

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A group of surfers, business owners and community leaders have united to bring peace back into the lineup at Mavericks and stability to the renowned big wave surfing event. The group, with Mavericks pioneer Jeff Clark as Contest Director, is re-organizing the event as the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational.

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