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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Sweeping Bills Fighting Climate Change

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Sweeping Bills Fighting Climate Change

Governor Jerry Brown just signed to remarkable bills combatting climate change. Photo: Richard Vogel/AP To anyone paying attention, it’s clear that there are much better, cleaner ways for us to live. Electric cars are a real thing, their technology free for those auto manufacturers that would use it. Tide powered electricity generators, powerful enough to [...]

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Find Out Which Foods Made the 2016 “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen”

Find Out Which Foods Made the 2016 “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen”

Photo: Shutterstock. It’s no secret that buying organic is a great decision, if you can afford it. There is little downside to keeping the pesticides and herbicides used to produce your foods to a minimum. However, it’s also no secret that buying organic is expensive. For some, especially people with families, it can be overwhelming [...]

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1.2 MILLION People Watched The Eddie

1.2 MILLION People Watched The Eddie

Better than the webcast, if you could swing it. Photo: WSL/ Heff When the ASP turned into the WSL, they made one thing clear: they wanted to bring surfing to the masses. They wanted it to be massive; a sport of global interest, with big names and drama and giant, gaudy graphics and appeal on [...]

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Firing of California Coastal Commission Executive Director Sparks Massive Public Outrage

Firing of California Coastal Commission Executive Director Sparks Massive Public Outrage

Lester wanted to protect California’s coastline. Do the rest of the appointees on the California Coastal Commission feel the same way? Photos, L-R: LA Times/Shutterstock A few days ago, the California Coastal Commission did something strange. They fired their Executive Director, Charles Lester. It was strange because they fired him even after almost 1000 people [...]

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Juicing for Jaws

Juicing for Jaws

The best guys at Jaws are all drinking the koolaid. Except, it’s not actually koolaid: it’s juice. As it turns out, aside from the energy drink product placement and branded jetskis, most of the world’s best big wave riders have figured out the recipe for success, and it includes cold pressed juice. Typically, when I [...]

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Here’s Why Quiksilver Hasn’t Run the Eddie

Here’s Why Quiksilver Hasn’t Run the Eddie

Waimea Bay has been truly massive at least twice during the waiting period. So why hasn’t the Eddie run? Photo: Klopf The last few weeks have seen a few huge swells at Waimea Bay. While we sit chest deep in the waiting period for the Eddie, many have wondered why, exactly, hasn’t it run? Amid rampant [...]

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Surfing in Dirty Water: What You Need to Know This Winter

Surfing in Dirty Water: What You Need to Know This Winter

If the water looks like this, think twice about paddling out. Photo: Jeremy Hall. El Niño is in full effect, and surfers are reaping the benefits and consequences of the weather pattern. “The boy” typically comes an abundance of winter swell and a very wet, rainy winter, and this season he has not disappointed. This past [...]

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Battling Back: How Harley Taich Overcame a Brutal Concussion

Battling Back: How Harley Taich Overcame a Brutal Concussion

Harley knows, perhaps more than anyone, how important it is to keep smiling. Photo: CJ Becky. In August of 2011, everything was coming together for teenage surfer Harley Taich. She had recently made the USA travel team, was fresh off the plane from a trip to Tahiti, and headed into what would have been the [...]

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Is California’s Massive Gas Leak the Worst Environmental Disaster Since the BP Oil Spill?

Is California’s Massive Gas Leak the Worst Environmental Disaster Since the BP Oil Spill?

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. A massive methane leak in hills above Los Angeles is violently spewing hundreds of thousands of pounds of gas into the atmosphere… and there’s no end in sight. There’s something terrible happening right now that you might not have heard about. Deep beneath the [...]

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4 of the Most Spectacular Big Wave Moments of 2015

4 of the Most Spectacular Big Wave Moments of 2015

Are you not entertained?! We’ve just experienced the most amazing year of surfing.  For some strange reason, more crazy shit was packed into this year than any other before it. It was the year of circus surfing (you heard that here first). Think about it: in 2015, Mick Fanning had a duel with a shark [...]

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