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Reader SidViscosity, who is up for a PhD in Microbial Biology, has just sent us this incredible map of the salinity of the world’s oceans, which according to NASA is the first of its kind.

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“Sometimes there are just not enough surfers in the lineup to get the best sets that come through,” says Chris Burkard. “This seems to be a common theme in the Pacific Northwest.” Photo: Burkard

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SANDED is a short film about the art of shaping surfboards in a modern fashion. It is a dramatic look at the mixture of man, machine & chemicals to make a wave riding tool that dates back to the ancient Polynesians. It was shot in one day without any preparation, on a single 400′ roll of film at the Chemistry Surfboards factory in Oceanside, CA.

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A look at San Diego's best beachbreak

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kineticpotato writes: So went to the local surf shops today trying to find a new wetsuit for surfing in the UK in Winter and came across a Gul store closing down. As all wetsuits were 50% or higher off I thought it was an opportunity to get a top of the range suit for insanely cheap.

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Steve writes: “Muy difícil entrada Esteban.” I have just returned to the crew’s tents and Jacobo is giving me a hard time about getting caught inside. I was the first one out that morning and was racing to get my fins and tethers on before the next set arrived but, as they say, timing is everything…

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On Wednesday night, the San Mateo County Harbor Commission approved Mavericks Invitational, Inc.'s bid to run the 2011-2012 Mavericks surf contest.

During the meeting, the Harbor District's move to raise fees by $10,000 for an overall permit fee of $30,000 was a sticking point during the meeting.

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I know you've seen the trailer. It's been posted on Stokereport what, three times now? There was a little bitty screening of it this evening and thanks to the always generous Chezwhitey, I got to watch this film.

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Remember that $50k night session at Ours that we broke down a little while back? The film that night shoot was done for hits cinemas November 10. It's made by the same creative behind Bra Boys, it's called Fighting Fear and it's about the lives of pals Mark Mathews and Richie Vas. From MMA to towing ridiculous slabs, it's as epic and extreme as you might imagine. How's those Shipsterns bombs?

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Just started another Summer season on the road south, so before we left, me and Janni emptied our little box of random clips from last years missions in WA and Indo, and Mickey wanged this together.

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A bit melodramatic. Good pictures of rogue waves. Hero worship of Laird and the Jaws gang. If you're a surfer and/or watch the Discovery Channel, it's old news. Still, kinda cool. This is the author of bestselling book "The Wave," suitable for reading on airplanes, which is what I did.

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Lars Jacobsen, 30, is a freelance journalist and photographer from Hamburg, Germany. His photos and words have appeared in several major publications around the globe. But his portfolio isn’t doing all the traveling; Jacobsen himself is on an airplane more often than his desk.

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After the GGNRA recently denied Rip Curl's request for approval of Jet-Ski assist for the upcoming ASP World Tour event scheduled for November 1st in San Francisco's Ocean Beach, contest organizers were left with some doubt as to whether the event could go on.

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Kelly Slater defended his Hurley Pro crown by beating Owen Wright at Lower Trestles.

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