Eleven Moments That Defined 2011

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While SURFING Mag tends to keep its focus down the line, we still appreciate a nice look-back now and again. Nathan Myers compiles the moments that defined a year in surfing.

Big surf, Dane, death and groms taking over the world

Milosky Mettle Contender: Ben Wilkinson

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Milosky MettleAussie-born, North Shore-dwelling carpenter is a big-wave surfer’s big wave surfer

Built like a rugby player and twice as tough

Sean Collins Passes Away

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Founder of Surfline dies of a heart attack on Monday

Thank you, Sean, for helping us score

2011 Billabong Pipe Masters Flipbook

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We revisit the final event of the Vans Triple Crown, The Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons

And boy were they graced with epic conditions. This is Pipeline in two and a half days

Your Weekend Should Sound Like This, With Sterling Spencer

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Spencer walks you through his music selection from his new movie, SURF MADNESS!

Some tracks make you feel Indie, some make you want to surf in Crocs

What Would You Say You Do Here? Head ASP judge Richard Porta

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The ASP judges have a tough job.

Here’s a look inside the mind of head judge Richard Porta>/strong>

He Is The Indistinguishable Aussie

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Aussie’s are a rare breed.

Chas gives us his explanation for their madness.

Sherm Moments: Andy Reads the News

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Sherm MomentsA.I. poses for Sherm in a different place in time.

Larger than life before Sherm even got to him

Sherm Moments: KS11

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Kelly lines ‘em up and knocks ‘em down.

What better way to celebrate an 11th world title.

Jack of All Trades Master of Some

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Eric Geiselman, surfing’s renaissance man

“I want to push hard for contests, but I also want to have good video parts for the kids, because that’s what got me into surfing”

THETDWS: The Universe Has A Rhythm

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The universe has a rhythm?

Chas explains it beautifully

Nate Lawrence: Portfolio

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A few shots from Mr. Lawrence

Look and enjoy

Behind the Lens: This is Nate Lawrence

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Nate has his own theory about surf photography.

Surf more and photograph less.

Under The Influence: Dave Rastovich

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“Nothing ventured nothing gained”

Rasta gives us his take on discovery, activism, and the tour.

[Haleiwa] Town and Country

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Returning to the first two contests of the Vans Triple Crown

That’s Haleiwa and Sunset, ‘case you’d forgotten

February Issue 2012 Surfing Magazine

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My own trajectory has been defined by giving up

Sometimes, just saying “f–k it,” and walking away from whatever is weighing you down can be the cure-all and lead you to perfection

Milosky Mettle Contender: Aaron Gold

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Milosky MettleThe North Shore shaper has been packing barrels at the Bay since he was a teenager.

And like most big-wave surfers, dreams of competing in the Eddie

Dusty Payne // Lost Atlas B-Side // 2:08

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Revisiting Dusty’s controversial comments and breakthrough surfing in Lost Atlas, along with a special offer from Hurley.

And just in time for the holidays!

Kolohe Andino // Lower Trestles // 2:45

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Lowers in December? Kolohe Andino indulges, of course.

How ’bout that bottom turn fin-throw combo at the 1:40 mark?

Maui Boys // Jaws // 3:24

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On the same swell that brought perfect surf to the Pipe Masters, a group of Maui chargers polish up their guns to paddle Peahi

Seems this whole paddle-in movement is here to stay

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