California: Lightbox

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In Pacific Grove there is a law on the books establishing a $500 fine for molesting butterflies

Flip through this lighbox for more fun facts on the Golden State

Back to School: 2012 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

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School’s back in session and back-to-tour shopping is complete

It is our pleasure to present to you the class of 2013.

California Surf Town: Santa Cruz

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The “original” surf city

Santa Cruz’s past, present and future

Greg Noll // Signature Trunks // 5:23

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Billabong and Greg Noll collaborate to create a limited edition of his “Jailbird” trunks

We don’t throw around “badass” too often, but Da Bull is badass

Cody Thompson & Fisher Heverly // Central America // 3:52

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When life gives Cody lemons — he makes lemonade. When nature strips him of his boardshorts — he still gets shacked.

Some deep tubes and full-rotation aerials in very playful Central America

May Issue 2012 Surfing Magazine

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California Surf Towns

Sometimes postcards lie: La Jolla and Santa Cruz

The Life of Bobby Vaughn, Part I

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You know those three letters on the nose of Bobby Martinez’s board? FTW? This is the man behind those letters. Story by Chas Smith.

Part one of three: An orphan, murder # 1 and Tommy Lee

Evan Geiselman // Mentawais, Indonesia // 3:11

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Everything Evan does looks good — from his tail whips to his hair whips

One of the best web-vids of the year. Three minutes of highlight-worthy clips.

InfluencING Keanu Asing

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Everything you ever do, see or hear influences your behavior and future decisions.

Keanu on the Wiz Khalifa, Chuck Taylors and D. Wade

Taj Burrow // Western Australia // 5:48

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The latest work of art captured by Rick Rifici

This is 300 frames a second — slowed down just enough to digest and appreciate the idiosyncrasies of Mr. Burrow

Ten Photos: Tom Carey’s CA Winter

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Tom Carey is a one man traveling circus of action photos, here are ten he chose from this past winter.

And Tommy Gun sure can shoot

NSSA Surfer of the Month: Jake Davis

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He bagged the first victory of the NSSA season

He’s on the heels of his brother’s success

Swimsuit Issue 2012

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Our annual issue of bikinis and beauties is on sale April 3. Excited? We are.

Here are 47 sexy seconds to whet your appetite

Winter Photos: Pete’s Picks

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The fourteen best images to come across the desk of Peter Taras

Airs, hacks and everything in between

Your Weekend Should Sound Like This, With Mitch Coleborn

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Mitch keeps his favs pre-21st Century.

‘Cause Fleetwood Mac is timeless, right?

Conner Coffin // Pipeline // 2:12

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Not exactly the Pipeline conditions we’re use to but…

Conner Coffin puts on a clinic in power surfing and is rewarded with the Pipeline Pro Junior crown

Sion Milosky // North Shore, Oahu // 1:56

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It’s been a year-to-date since the passing of a fellow brother

Hear Sion talk about life, family and friends

Brett Simpson // Huntington Beach // 5:02

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Brett Simpson opens up about competitive goals on tour, importance of confidence and surf culture in Huntington

What a likable character Brett is — top 15 in 2012?

Alex & Koa Smith + Friends // North Shore, Oahu // 3:47

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Part II from the Smith’s Winter Series with special appearances from Reef Macintosh and John John

Koa Smith navigates the tube like a boss. More like a captain. Check the double angles at 3:08.

You Are Here: Luke Stedman, Surfer/Fashionista

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You Are Here, Nathan MyersThe fashion world is no longer impressed. Surf style is… well, it isn’t.

Now one former WT surfer embarks on a quest to save us from our fashion lull.

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