Recent Rants

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It looked a lonely place to die. A lonely way to die.

The coldest, cruelest, most horrifying way any surfer has to die.

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Why has there been good and fair forecasts on Stokereport, when the waves are crappy? The other day it said Good, I went to the beach to find Double overhead poop dumpers at the middle of OB. Don't believe the hype. Big swell does not always mean good waves... duh.

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San Francisco police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Sunset District Sept. 17, nabbing one suspect just hours before he was to leave the country on a one-way flight.

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The maverick, the pioneer, the legendary man behind the wetsuit and first surf shop, Jack O'Neill, celebrates 60 years of pioneering a revolutionary brand that changed the surf industry forever.

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You’ve been a mainstay in women’s professional surfing for a long time and have undoubtedly seen a lot of change over your career. What’s your take on where women’s professional surfing currently is?

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Y'all probably know about this site, but if you don't, it's extremely cool. Sometimes they fly a little too close above the shore, and there are often no waves anyway, but it's trippy to see how things have changed or not changed, all along the California coastline.

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They are well known for their shocking adverts with some of the world's most famous people posing naked to help boost their animal rights message.

But this time PETA may have gone too far with its latest campaign, which suggests those who swim or fish in waters containing sharks are attacked or killed as 'payback'.

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Remember Gidget? Sandra Dee played the role in movies and Sally Field was television’s Gidget, but did you know that Gidget was based on a real teenage girl who discovered “Malibu, boys and surfing” in 1956?

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California beachgoers enjoyed another summer of clean water, according to an annual study released Tuesday.

An estimated 92 percent of the 447 beaches along the state's coast that were tested for bacterial pollution from Memorial Day through Labor Day appeared clean, according to Heal the Bay.

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Ted Woods’s documentary “White Wash” wants you to know that white guys aren’t the only ones who surf. Mr. Woods’s movie — part history lesson, part sports film, part polemical essay — has a complicated story to tell, about black surfers and, more broadly, about African-American history and the history of surfing.

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Over the weekend, beach goers rescued what is thought to be a baby great white shark near the Venice Pier in California, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The shark washed ashore with a fish hook in its mouth, and bystanders quickly rushed to its rescue.

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Riding man-made surf typically means catching choppy, underwhelming swells in short five-to-10-second spurts. A project known as the Kelly Slater Surf Park, designed in partnership with its 10-time world-champion namesake, generates currents that provide surfers with rides of a full minute or longer.

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Thursday Sept 29th in Aqua Surf Shop’s chilly back parking lot, come catch the new highly praised film from the Kavanaghs!
The movie will be starting at 8pm sharp, so get your lawn chairs, beach blankets, etc all set up early.

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