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Tear It Down, Build It Up Again

posted by / Blogs, Editorial / April 15, 2011

From the Editor, Travis FerreFrom the Editor is about working for and making a surf magazine, and all that comes with it

This week: three issues off to the printer — but it’s OK, there’s always another one. Onward to Bells

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Billabong Bloodlines // Part 4 of 4 // 16:13

posted by / Video / April 15, 2011

Full-length short film produced out of the Billabong house at Off the Wall during this year’s Bloodlines junior camps

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Jimmicane’s Passion Picks: Bells Beach

posted by / News / April 14, 2011

Simpo’s secret weapon, who I chose to replace Freddy P, and why I picked Slater against my own personal principles

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit B

posted by / News / April 14, 2011

Grinding on the WQS for your shot at a world title doesn’t appeal to every professional surfer — nor does it appeal to a lot of the surfing public, as companies are beginning to realize

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Wanna Go Back to Our Little Glass Shacks

posted by / Lightbox / April 13, 2011

Memories of our 2010/2011 winter in Hawaii

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NSSA Standout of the Week: Keto Burns

posted by / News / April 13, 2011

Where SURFING recognize surfers before they’re recognizable

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Seven Ghosts: The Bono // 4:43

posted by / Video / April 13, 2011

Is it true? Tom Curren says bono means it’s true. We’ll take his word for it.

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Slater + Burrow + Mathews // Ours // 2:00

posted by / Video / April 12, 2011

If your World Title rival were 20 yards behind you on a ski, would you “accidentally” tow him in a little too deep? Taj and Kelly play nice at Sydney’s most wicked wave

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10 Photos // Barbados // Tom Carey

posted by / Photos / April 12, 2011

Tom on the lens. Jimmicane on the forecast. Wardo, Kerrzy, Mason and Droid in the barrel

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Seven Ghosts: Tidal Fantasy // 3:10

posted by / Video / April 11, 2011

The Search continues as Tom Curren and Rip Curl crew score a remote Indonesian tidal bore complete with chocolate-covered barrels

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The White Party

posted by / Blogs, Editorial / April 11, 2011

A respite from the surf means back to Palm Springs, where gay men party in the same boardies as you or I

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Renaissance Coming: Exhibit A

posted by / News / April 11, 2011

A look at the biggest names and events in surfing over the last 12 months reveals an unmistakable trend

In this five-part series we examine the tremors that hint at a cultural schism in the sport’s core

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Out of Office Reply: Billabong XXL Picks

posted by / Blogs, Editorial / April 11, 2011

Out of Office ReplyAssociate Editor Taylor Paul’s winners.

“Take them as fact,” he says.

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Clay Marzo // Breakfast with a Stripper // 4:01

posted by / Video / April 8, 2011

Backside ripping on a ledgy right, banana pancakes, and a chick who takes off her clothes for money

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Tyler Newton // HAW & AUS // 2:13

posted by / Video / April 8, 2011

A coupla pipes and a coupla punts

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NSSA Standout of the Week: Amy Nicholl

posted by / News / April 8, 2011

Where SURFING recognize surfers before they’re recognizable

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10 Photos // Indian Ocean // Nate Lawrence

posted by / Photos / April 7, 2011

Lineups from Western Australia to deepest Indonesia, to remind what exists. To remind what’s possible

Photos by Nate Lawrence

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You Are Here: Luke Studer, Shaper

posted by / Blogs, Editorial / April 7, 2011

You Are Here, Nathan MyersMore surfers, more boards. More waves, more broken boards. Shaping in Bali just makes sense

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Julian Wilson // Gas Bay // 1:30

posted by / Video / April 7, 2011

While the rest of the crew were chasing down massive Margaret River, Julian opted for a wedging beach break and some massive airs

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The Ambassador

posted by / News, Video / April 6, 2011

Australian surfer Adrian “Ace” Buchan is one of the tour’s most astute thinkers. We asked him to break down Kelly’s winning formula, Freddy P’s assertion that the tour “is heading in the wrong direction” and Dane Reynolds’ potential absence from competitive surfing

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