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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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Disruptors: Tom Carroll’s Boycott of Surfing in Apartheid-Era South Africa Was One of Surfing’s Most Important Moments

Disruptors: Tom Carroll’s Boycott of Surfing in Apartheid-Era South Africa Was One of Surfing’s Most Important Moments

Editor’s Note: Disruptors is a series that identifies the most groundbreaking moments in surf history. Tom Carroll, leader of one of the most important movements in surfing history. Photo: WSL/Roberston Date: April, 1985 Location: Bells Beach, Australia Moment: Tom Carroll announces his decision to boycott surfing events in apartheid-era South Africa There is no better example in the [...]

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San Diego is Turning Their Water Pink to Figure Out Where All the Shit is Coming From

San Diego is Turning Their Water Pink to Figure Out Where All the Shit is Coming From

Turn it pink and figure it out. Image: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego If you live in Southern California, then you’ve heard the warnings about surfing after it rains. Because all water flows to the sea, all the shit we leave lying around flows with it. And because it rains so rarely in [...]

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Why Soul Surfers Should Love “Soulless” Surf Snowdonia

Why Soul Surfers Should Love “Soulless” Surf Snowdonia

Love them both, and tell everyone about the one on the left. Photos: (L)Surf Snowdonia (R) Kristen Brown Surf Snowdonia is, without a doubt, the biggest invention in surfing since the surfboard. No longer are surfers stuck to the coastline–waves are officially a commodity now. And so many people hate it! One of the chief complaints [...]

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Tracking Swell: Could You Ride the Same Wave at Puerto Escondido Then Malibu?

Tracking Swell: Could You Ride the Same Wave at Puerto Escondido Then Malibu?

Could you potentially surf the exact same energy in two spots? Puerto Escondido to Malibu. Photos: (L) Doug Falter (R)Kevin Jansen Waves are interesting things.  When you really think about what you’re actually riding when you stand up on a surfboard, it’s pretty much a miracle. That lump of water took a whole lot of [...]

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Tropical Swell Alert – Hurricane Dolores breaks into the Socal Swell Window

Tropical Swell Alert – Hurricane Dolores breaks into the Socal Swell Window

Hurricane Dolores, a decent sized CAT-2 storm (recently downgraded from CAT-3), has just moved out of the swell-shadow cast by Central Baja and is in the process of swinging her swell-producing winds into the S-SE swell window of Southern California.

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Tropical Alert – Hurricane Norbert starting to inch into Socal’s swell window

Tropical Alert – Hurricane Norbert starting to inch into Socal’s swell window

Late Friday night Norbert actually started to intensify, reaching a respectable CAT-3 strength…unfortunately he still wasn’t far enough west to move the swell making side of the storm into our swell window. The bad news is that his brief strengthening didn’t last that long, and he is already starting to back down a bit here on Saturday morning.

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Swell Alert – Hurricane Marie kicks out big SE-S swell

Swell Alert – Hurricane Marie kicks out big SE-S swell

Big surf on tap for the next couple of days as the energy from Hurricane Marie moves into the region.

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Baja to Dedicate Bahia de Todos Santos World Surfing Reserve June 21

Baja to Dedicate Bahia de Todos Santos World Surfing Reserve June 21

Bahia de Todos Santos will be officially dedicated as a World Surfing Reserve, Saturday June 21st, 2014, protecting the iconic breaks of the Baja coast from Salsipuedes to Killers. The free event will begin at 3 pm and will feature a community paddle out, performances, a community art project, remarks from invited dignitaries – all [...]

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