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All those pranksters climbing on the long-suffering Cardiff Kook are finally taking a physical toll on the statue, so much so that the artist himself is returning to Encinitas this month to fix it.

Artist Matthew Antichevich of Hemet built the $120,000 bronze statue of a boy learning to surf in 2007. It recognizes Encinitas as a place where children learn the sport.

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“This was a cold morning—the kind of cold that makes your fingers feel like they are being ripped out with pliers and you want to vomit,” says Chris Burkard. “The barrels were big, but there weren’t any takers this day. It was just a little too small for how shallow it really was.

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One of the recent shark sightings in San Onofre mentioned that after the lineup saw a shark "Nobody cared." If you saw a shark, would you get out of the water?... While hiking on a short backpacking trip in Hetch Hetchy this weekend, we encountered a bear about 150 feet up a hillside from us. It was fascinating to watch...

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11 July, 2011 : - - San Onofre State Beach -- On June 24, 2011 Doug Green was surfing ‘Four Doors' at San Onofre State Beach. It was 1:30 PM and he had been on the water 1.5 hours. He was 300 meters from shore over a rocky bottom 10 – 15 feet deep. Air and water temperatures were estimated in the mid-60s Fahrenheit.

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It finally happened. After years and years of surfing I got in to (and out of) the tube. It was at a strange break I had never surfed before. It was on a borrowed board I had never surfed before. There was a major toilet bowl motion in effect. Nobody else out.

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Joel Parkinson talks about his long love affair with Jeffreys Bay

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The high cost and exclusive nature of Italy's best beaches cause regular disputes, but accelerating coastal erosion means some of them are now disappearing altogether.

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A San Jose man fell to his death on Friday from a cliff along the San Mateo County coast, a coroner's deputy said today.

Ruben Santos, 56, died from injuries suffered when he fell from a cliff near state Highway 1 and Pescadero Creek Road, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.

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Jye Byrnes says a tow-in session at Bar Reef this morning was some of the biggest surf he had ever encountered in Newcastle. The Merewether resident took 40 minutes to paddle out in massive swell where he joined big-wave mate Josh Ferris and jet-ski rider Rhys Smith. The big swell is expected to remain off Newcastle’s coast tomorrow with swells of 2 to 3 metres expected.

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