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PRESS RELEASE - In the wake of two dramatic accidents this year at the Mavericks surf break near Half Moon Bay, the federal government and San Mateo County are working on a plan to lift a controversial ban on Jet Skis for surfers and photographers who receive special rescue training.

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"From Adriano to big Puerto, sometimes it's just tough to hold back stoke."

I was surprised I didn't see any Degeneration-X "Suck it" moves thrown in there, that's my go-to move. Jazz hands seem to be the popular territory marking action here, what's yours?

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Half a dozen canoes from islands of the South Pacific landed on the beach at Aquatic Park today as part of a week-long visit to San Francisco - the first stop on the coast of what Polynesians call "Turtle Island."

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Review of biography about legendary SoCal shaper and innovator, Rich Harbour. If you like surfing history, then this is worth reading. If you don't, well....it's not for you. Review is here: http://www.thewatermanslibrary.com/Site/HarbourChronicles.html

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Three Mexican nationals attempted to illegally land their boat on California's Huntington Beach Sunday -- about a mile away from where crowds were forming to watch a professional surfing contest.

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The Converse China skateboard team ventured up north to give their neighbor, Mongolia, a week long visit! Besides filming skateboarding in Ulaanbaatar, the troupe journeyed through the chilly Gobi Desert via camels, stayed in traditional yurts and experienced some unwelcoming as well as sketchy situations while trying to just film some maneuvers on rough terrain.

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Another foggy morning. Why is the Bay Area so foggy in summer? To answer that question, look west—at the Pacific Ocean.

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Rant - Get-N Classic

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Waves from storm threaten chemical plant in China
AP – 16 hrs ago
BEIJING (AP) — Towering waves from a tropical storm threatened to hit a chemical plant in a Chinese port city, raising fears it might lead to a toxic chemical spill, a Chinese state media report said Monday.

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Dropped into the Proof Lab on the weekend, and I'm all woah and wtf etc. Huge new space. Spanking new lighting. Tons of Patagonia gear for those moments when you need extreme gear to wear to the cube. No longer the roosty hole in the wall of years gone by. Same mellow dudes, looking a little out of place in their fancy new setup.

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Owen writes: Discovery’s Shark Week has made a list of what they believe to be the top 10 most incredible shark attacks caught on video. Sure, surfers commonly fall victim to shark attacks, looking like seals in dark neoprene wetsuits with their legs dangling as they straddle the board, and bare legs wading in the surf look like struggling or injured baitfish. These are common ways sharks have mistakenly attacked humans. Number 7 on their list is what blows my mind, however.

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