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Today's SwellWatch: Saturday, Apr 19 2014

BREAKING THE SPELL

posted by / News / February 9, 2004

Forget about Pancho’s relentless winning at Sunset Beach.This winter, the North Shore’s beloved heavy-foot carried the weight a few steps […]

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SURFERS WHO ACT

posted by / News / February 5, 2004

We were beginning to wonder. Just a few episodes into the hit show, “The OC”, we watched babbling, bumbling, nerd […]

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DEATH AT PIPE

posted by / News / February 4, 2004

“It was one of the ugliest waves I’ve ever paddled for, but his head was already down — he was […]

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WHO’S NEXT: SHANE BESCHEN

posted by / Magazine / February 2, 2004

Look out world. After being knocked off the WCT in 2001 — then knocked around by the ‘QS in 2002 […]

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Op Honor Roll – Nathan Carroll

posted by / News / January 28, 2004

Nathan Carroll finally got it right. After three years of butting his head against equal 33rd in the Xcel Pro […]

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ARRESTING DEVELOPMENT

posted by / News / January 26, 2004

Is the surf at the Dana Point Headlands going the way of Killer Dana? It certainly looks that way after […]

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BOYS’ CLUB

posted by / News / January 22, 2004

There’s only one way into the WCT, pro surfing’s top gun academy. It’s through the World Qualifying Series. But frankly, […]

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, LIKE GRANDSON

posted by / News / January 21, 2004

Filmmaking is in the blood.Or at least it appears that way with Wes Brown and TJ Barrack’s upcoming release, Islands […]

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DOUBLE THE SWELL, DOUBLE THE CLASSIC

posted by / News / January 21, 2004

The waiting period paid off for the 21st annual Surf N Wear Rincon Classic, originally slated for the year’s first […]

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CARNIVAL CRUISE

posted by / News / January 16, 2004

Big-wave legend and Billabong {{{Odyssey}}} surfer Mike Parsons didn’t see this one coming in his worst nightmare. This past Monday […]

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TOUGH BREAK

posted by / News / January 16, 2004

Shea Lopez had already re-qualified for the World Championship Tour, a huge feat in itself. Now he was in the […]

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OLD SCHOOL

posted by / News / January 15, 2004

The single, don’t-miss event of this year’s surf expo wasn’t the Social D. or Vanilla Ice Saturday night shows. It […]

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THE LOST BOMB

posted by / News / January 14, 2004

Sitting in his Santa Monica screening room, Stacy Peralta was so close he could taste it. The acclaimed director of […]

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DEJA VU

posted by / News / January 14, 2004

Anyone who missed the 36th annual ESA Easterns last year at Buxton, got a chance to relive the experience at […]

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THE TEN BEST WAVES IN THE WORLD:SUPERBANK

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

OK, this is weird. Five years ago the place wouldn’t have made our list — not because nobody had ever […]

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QUIKSILVER STALWART RETIRES

posted by / News / January 6, 2004

After a long career with Quiksilver, Norm Innis, the general manager of Quiksilver International, is retiring from the surf industry. […]

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WHAT IS THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WAVE?

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

What is the world’s most powerful wave? Pipeline? Maverick’s? Teahupo’o? Jaws? Is it some unnamed, untamed offshore100-footer that crushes cruise […]

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ANATOMY OF A 66-FOOT WAVE

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

HEIGHT: 66 feet PERIOD: 18 sec. BREAKING DEPTH: 20 feet DISTANCE TRAVELED: {{{600}}} mi. DEEPWATER SWELL HEIGHT: 15 feet+ DEEPWATER […]

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ASK CAPTAIN BLACKSHORTS

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Is there really such thing as a {{{100}}}-foot wave? Asked by Guillerme Filoso BLACKSHORTS RESPONDS: One thing’s […]

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O4′ BILLABONG JR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

posted by / News / January 6, 2004

Sunday January 4, 2004 (North Narrabeen, Sydney, Aus) Brazilian Adriano De Souza today became the youngest surfer to ever clinch […]

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