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A Carlsbad street artist who has admitted to giving the "Cardiff Kook" a makeover to temporarily transform it into post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh has been asked by the city of Encinitas to stop defacing the surfer statue.

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Swell size/duration/conditions :
12 to 15 feet again. Bombing all evening. Light trades and east-wind butter. Rights, too!

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A DIVER in Grand Bahama almost had his arm bitten off in a shark attack after another boat began dumping chum into the water.

Rescue workers received a distress call from crew onboard the Lady Joe at around 12:30pm on Tuesday, according to reports from the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA).

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The California Supreme Court has upheld plastic bag bans in a unanimous decision applauded by environmentalists.

The court ruled Thursday that Manhattan Beach can ban grocery stores and other retailers from using plastic bags without doing a full environmental study on the subsequent increased use of paper bags.

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A few hundred lucky people got a sneak peek at some hot bikinis on Thursday night. Volcom opened their headquarters up to a runway fashion show to debut their Spring 2012 line of swimwear. Needless to say, the music was bumping and hearts were pumping. Enjoy the evidence.

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This van mocks me for not going left at the Lane. But nevertheless still a great paint job. Dig the feather and bearprint motif.

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Brian writes: Wednesday, After Dark: The moon was almost full, and the lights from the city were helping guide us, too. The southern swell was wrapping its way into the mouth of the Sea of Cortez and finding me here in this warm place called another California, but with water nothing like California I call home. For starters, the sun had just gone down over the desert instead of the ocean.

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For years, a painting of a whale's tail splashing out of the gray, misty ocean has been one of the most popular license plates in California. Nearly 200,000 have been sold, raising millions for coastal and environmental conservation programs.

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The Bajau Laut, or Bajo, are marine nomads thought to come from the Philippines, who for centuries have lived out their lives almost entirely at sea. In dugout canoes known as lepa lepa they ply the ocean between Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, fishing with nets and lines.

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t's typhoon season in Taiwan, but this year a new 'no surfing' law is generating a storm. Taiwanese officials are banning surfers from paddling out before, during or after a typhoon. From now on when a typhoon land warning is issued in Taiwan, it will be illegal for surfers to surf, even if the water is glassy and the waves are epic.

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