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Caltrans announced today that roadwork and a one-way traffic control half a mile south of Linda Mar Boulevard on Highway 1 would be delayed for a second time.

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I'm looking to add to my quiver a 2+1 high performance longboard, and would like some recommendations if you please, rather than paying in the $1,000.00 range for a new 'big name' brand board from a shop. I've been searching CL and eBay with no luck for what I want, and really like the idea of breaking in a new board designed for my specifications and needs.

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Check out the clips from last year's event.

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Meet the ragtag band of craftsmen, entrepreneurs and weirdos at the heart of OC's surf industry

"I need a fucking customer, or I'm going to fall asleep," Matt "Slim" Doherty says to no one in particular as he cracks open a fresh beer. An airbrusher with Lost Surfboards is sitting on a white plastic chair nearby, eating his lunch out of Tupperware and nodding his head in acknowledgement.

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Yesterday we saw awesome waves here in Peru. Pico Alto was breaking at 6meters+, while all the other breaks were just close outs. The only spot that I was able to surf was La Herradura, which was breaking at 3 solid meters, with its 3rd section just barreling.

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“June Gloom usually drives me in-land to enjoy the sunny backcountry, but on this day a a nice south swell and glassy conditions gave us something to stick around for,” says Morgan Maassen. Photo: Maassen

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Santa Cruz native Peter Mel can trace his ancestry to Peru. Now he may go down in the country's lore after he moved to the top of the Big Wave World Tour standings Thursday by winning the Pico Alto-Copa Burn big wave surf contest near Lima.

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On July 24 San Clemente-based big wave surfer Rusty Long suffered 2nd degree burns over approximately 40 percent of his body while clearing debris on property he owns in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Rusty is in stable condition in the University of California San Diego Burn Center Intensive Care Unit and has already received a second round of skin grafts on his wounds.

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The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is exploring the possibility of creating a volunteer search and rescue team to patrol the Coastside on personal watercraft.

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Looks like there's a whole series of these. Could that be SFOB that she's filming on?

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During J-Bay, this is what Kelly Slater was doing. Going wave for wave with Chris 'Chippa' Wilson at empty Restaurants. When Kelly (who's not usually one to over-exaggerate) says "If it were a couple feet bigger, it might have been one of the funnest sessions of my life," then you know it's for reals.

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