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Greg Noll at Billabong XXL: Da Bull Is As Awesome As Ever

Greg Noll at Billabong XXL: Da Bull Is As Awesome As Ever

Da Bull still charges, now in a more vocal manner. Photo: ASP (L), Noll Surfboards (R) Yep, Greg Noll’s appearance onstage at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards last night might have very well stolen the show. Amid the video recaps of the epic rides and gnarly wipeouts, Da Bull was a refreshingly entertaining stretch [...]

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CLASSICS: Robert August

CLASSICS: Robert August

An article form our friends at The Inertia

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Oh, The Irony: An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

Oh, The Irony: An Afternoon with Bethany Hamilton at Universal Studios

Bethany Hamilton: surfer, healthy living advocate, author. Photo: Mike Coots The sign that arched over the entrance may as well have said, “Welcome to Hell.” I had slipped into my own personal version of it, but I hadn’t died and gone there. I was very much alive and aware of what was going on around [...]

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#Homeless: Six Months of #Vanlife

#Homeless: Six Months of #Vanlife

There are more places to eat lunch than a restaurant. About six months ago, I made a weird decision. I’ve been working as an editor at this website for around three years now, and up until that weird decision, it was just something I did at night after real work because I liked doing it. [...]

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Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Wild Surf Destinations

Seek and Ye Shall Find: 5 Wild Surf Destinations

Teddy Roosevelt said it best: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, or difficulty.” There aren’t many things better than rolling up to your chosen surf spot to see perfect, empty, reeling waves. Too bad it’s a pretty rare occurrence. But part of the reason why it’s [...]

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MGMT Vibes Out At Apogee In Santa Monica

MGMT Vibes Out At Apogee In Santa Monica

It was an unexpectedly mature listening experience. I even waited to get drunk until after I left the studio. Photo: Jeremiah Garcia I admit I wasn’t sure what to expect — and moreover, wasn’t sure how excited I was. I used to like MGMT. You might even say I used to like them a lot. They [...]

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Defamation of Character: Otis Carey Levies $200K Lawsuit Against Surfing Life

Defamation of Character: Otis Carey Levies $200K Lawsuit Against Surfing Life

  The controversial issue. Photo: Surfing Life Two weeks ago, Surfing Life Editor Wade Davis was informed by the title’s publisher, Morrison Media, that they were being sued by Aboriginal surfer Otis Carey. Carey claims that a feature titled, “Poetry Night with Mermaid Killer” written by surf writer Nathan Myers and printed in the the March [...]

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