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#Father’s Day: 6 Dads (and their Kids) Who Rip

#Father’s Day: 6 Dads (and their Kids) Who Rip

This is a surfing dad to beat all surfing dads. Doc Paskowitz. Image: Art Brewer It’s Father’s Day. Hurray for dads! Those guys who gave you life; the ones that grudgingly let you borrow the car that you crashed into a tree; the men that keep you in line when you’re a hormone-laden, angry teenager. [...]

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Duke Kahanamoku Wins 1912 Stockholm Olympics

Duke Kahanamoku Wins 1912 Stockholm Olympics

Editor’s Note: Thirty for Thirty is a brand new series powered by Oakley that identifies the thirty most disruptive moments in surf history. Check out more historic moments here. Duke Kahanamoku at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: International Olympic Committee Date: July 10, 1912 Place: Stockholm, Sweden The Moment: Duke Kahanamoku wins swimming gold in the 100 meters freestyle [...]

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Surfing’s Most Famous High Five

Surfing’s Most Famous High Five

Kelly Slater and Rob Machado at 1995 Pipe Masters

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Laird Hamilton’s Story: A Lifetime of Pushing the Limits

Laird Hamilton’s Story: A Lifetime of Pushing the Limits

Laird Hamilton. No matter how you look at it, Laird Hamilton has done more for surfing than most – his innovations on varying types of crafts have moved the sport to a place where it wasn’t before he was doing it. He speaks with a confidence touched by a bit of arrogance, which I assume [...]

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The Death of Eddie Aikau (Eddie Would Go)

The Death of Eddie Aikau (Eddie Would Go)

Eddie Aikau: Hawaiian first, surfer second. Photo: University of Hawaii Date: March 16, 1978 Place: Off the coast of Lānaʻi, Hawaiʻi The Moment: Eddie Aikau paddles for help from a capsized Hokole’a to save a group of stranded Hawaiian leaders – never to be seen again. “Eddie was a really, really warm hearted person. Really big heart. He’d do anything for [...]

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The Endless Summer Inspires Worldwide Surf Travel

The Endless Summer Inspires Worldwide Surf Travel

The stars of the film that inspired all of us to find our slice of summer. Photo: Yoon Kim Date: Summer, 1964 Place(s): Worldwide. Travel included many countries and spots that weren’t included in the film. The Moment: Robert August and Mike Hynson star in Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer,” a movie about traveling the world for perfect waves. [...]

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5 Amazing Surfing and Fishing Destinations

5 Amazing Surfing and Fishing Destinations

There are two truly satisfying things in this world – more if you count silly little things like raising a happy family and being a productive member of society – that only a select few will ever experience: getting barreled and landing a truly big fish. If you’ve done either, chances are good that you [...]

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5 Awesome Surf Fads We Wish Never Went Away

5 Awesome Surf Fads We Wish Never Went Away

The glory days. Photo: Surf Stitch.com I have a thing about reminiscing. Inside my brain, everything used to be better. Progress be damned! I should have been born Amish. Nah, that would suck – they have to judge everyone. Anyway, surfing’s got a couple of little gems that I wish to God I was either [...]

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Adriano de Souza Has Boards Confiscated: Does It Matter?

Adriano de Souza Has Boards Confiscated: Does It Matter?

Will he be able to raise his home country’s flag without his first-choice quiver? Photo: ASP|Kirstin Is penny-pinching pride worth it? Well, the recent results would offer a resounding “no.” After having his entire first-choice quiver confiscated at his homeland’s customs checkpoint yesterday, mere hours before the start of the competition, Brazil’s very own Adriano [...]

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An Interactive Guide to Seafood: You Are What You Eat

An Interactive Guide to Seafood: You Are What You Eat

After all, you are what you eat. Photo: National Geographic Nom nom. Is it just us, or is food always on your mind, too? And with the summer months knockin’ on our door, a hearty meal of some fresh fish sounds mighty nice, especially throwing a couple filets on the good ol’ grill or heading [...]

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