Recent Rants

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Looks like someone is trying to green up the surf industry and catch a little buzz along the way. Would you use tall boys to make a longboard?

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Twenty feet and closing.

“Run! Ruuuuuuuuuun!” Hans didn’t speak Portuguese, but the meaning was clear enough—haul ass. His sneakers gripped firmly on the jagged rock, and he drove his chest forward towards 3,000 feet of nothing.

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Surfboards are a work of art. No argument there. Energized by muse. Infused with individuality, hand shaped surfboards will forever drive innovation in form and function. From the early Hawaiian Olo or alaia boards to Tom Blake's hollow logs, George Greenough's kneeboards, Greg Knoll's big wave guns, Simon Anderson, Glenn Winton, Dick Brewer, Al Merrick, the list continues...

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Rant - Costa Help

I got the OK to go to Costa Rica for my honeymoon, but it has to be a "nice" place to stay. Of course I'm going to surf everyday that I can, and well she is going to maybe paddle out a few times, yoga, ect. Please give me some suggestions on where to go/stay. This trip is not going to be on the cheap we have money saved and would love to spend it. Thanks!!

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The beer-fueled conversation ratcheted up a notch,

“If you think about it, they’re all dicks.”

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With the open-ended theme of “Sand Blast” as their guiding premise, 23 teams of students, architects, engineers and contractors built sand castles on Ocean Beach Saturday as a part of the 28th annual Leap Sand Castle Contest.

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What an 18 second barrel looks like ...

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"I've been surfing for over 30 years and have gone from shortboards to longboards and back to shorterboards. I'm 6', 200lbs. I'd love to get a big thruster that would work in quality surf and would probably work in average surf, too. Can you help me?"
--Hayes Domler

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has anyone ever noticed that generally, (generally) its usually a high-ish tide at OB in the mornings during the Fall? Obviously, theres the low-er tide in the am, but, somehow, a Lot of high tides seem to fit themselves into the AM sessions during fall at OB. I've got 'tidebooks' and surf logs that go back for years that seem to confirm this. Do a look up, tell me what you think ...

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We’ve all heard the jokes about California someday sliding into the sea. We all live in secret fear of the “Big One” being so close to the San Andreas Fault. Or do we?

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Elizabeth writes: I have been obsessively surfing for the past decade, but you’d never know it by looking at my quiver.

My quiver consists of a handful of beat-up boards, which, at best, would qualify as “striving to be a quiver.” This is mostly for two reasons.

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I'm a huge fan of Dane's surfing, like most these days. Dissent of his approach is rare in the surf world, but dare I say, refreshing? Mauro has some good points, especially the comparison with De Souza, IMO.

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Doubts remain over the global future of sharks despite an international coalition's commitment toward conservation and try to halt what experts see as a steady slide toward extinction of numerous shark species. Overfishing of sharks, which reproduce and mature slowly, poses risks for the oceans' ecology and the entire global environment.

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