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Community Celebrates Surfboard Pioneer Bing Copeland

Community Celebrates Surfboard Pioneer Bing Copeland

Surf Legend’s 80th Birthday Bash Attended by Surfers, Celebrities & Community Leaders

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Matanivusi Surf Resort Maintains STOKE Surf certification at the Sustainable level

Matanivusi Surf Resort Maintains STOKE Surf certification at the Sustainable level

MATANIVUSI DOES IT AGAIN: THE WORLD’S FIRST SURF RESORT TO BE RECERTIFIED FOR SUSTAINABILITY Matanivusi Surf Resort Maintains STOKE Surf certification at the Sustainable level FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2016 Contact: Carl Kish at carl@stokecertified.com OR (415) 683-6799   SAN DIEGO, CA – Matanivusi Surf Resort in Fiji, the world’s first surf resort to [...]

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State Rd.

State Rd.

A couple swells during the first quarter of 2014 up and down the California coast.

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Peter Mel : Peaking

Peter Mel : Peaking

Cool insight into the Mavericks contest and surfer Peter Mel.  

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The Fin Project

The Fin Project

A Kickstarter to identify the history of surfboard fin innovation

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Swell Alert – An intense South Pacific storm is blasting out a Large Southern Hemi swell for this week

Swell Alert – An intense South Pacific storm is blasting out a Large Southern Hemi swell for this week

If you have been reading the long-range forecasts or even remotely paying attention to the swell models you probably already know that a strong storm is currently tearing up the South Pacific storm track…

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Mavericks Invitational 2013 – Photos by Ben Ginsberg

Mavericks Invitational 2013 – Photos by Ben Ginsberg

While the waves weren’t out-of-control big for the Maverick’s contest this year the conditions were killer. It was sunny and offshore with barely a drop of water out of place…definitely not the kind of weather that you would expect to see in the middle of winter at this notorious spot.

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Mavericks Invitational Big Wave Surf Contest Scheduled For Sunday, January 20th

Mavericks Invitational Big Wave Surf Contest Scheduled For Sunday, January 20th

Contest organizers and officials for the Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013 Presented By GoPro, have confirmed that the world’s premier big wave surf contest will take place this Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA. Mavericks Invitational Contest Director Jeff Clark stated, “The waves are going to be insane, the weather is going [...]

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Maverick’s and Central California get some Thanksgiving appetizers – Photos by Ben Ginsberg

Maverick’s and Central California get some Thanksgiving appetizers – Photos by Ben Ginsberg

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, while Socal was getting a lovely dose of combo swell, a beefier version of the WNW-NW swell was moving down the California Coast. Fortunately Ben Ginsberg from Driftwood Photography Studios was on hand to capture some of the shining moments between storm fronts.

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Surf Photos – SSW swell and a punchier shot of WNW energy gives the Central California Coast some Love.

Surf Photos – SSW swell and a punchier shot of WNW energy gives the Central California Coast some Love.

I usually stick around Southern California on the bigger Southern Hemi swells, particularly when you have some bonus tropical SE swell (and minor NW windswell) slipping in as well. This time I just happened to have a trip planned to go up to Santa Cruz for the weekend…and the mix of SSW swell, along with medium period WNW-NW energy (290-300+), made for some good looking waves slipping into spots that many of us normally associate with bigger winter surf.

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