Recent Rants

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On a beautiful warm fall afternoon during my freshman year at UC Santa Barbara, I returned to our dorm room to find my roommate huddled under a blanket, visibly shaking. I asked him what was going on?

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The next time you’re on the island of Tavarua, and think you’re just killing it at Restaurants, don’t remember this Riley Blakeway footage of Kelly Slater. It would likely ruin your whole trip.

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When Dane Reynolds created the Dumpster Diver, he wasn't out to make the most popular surfboard.

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Rant - Drop in (pic)
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An idea to develop a volunteer jet ski patrol force certified to perform search and rescue at the Mavericks surf break was presented yesterday by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office in front of an audience of marine sanctuary advisors and Coastside surfers.

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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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