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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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NORTH SHORE WEEK IN REVIEW: 12/14-12/21

posted by / News / December 22, 2003

The contest stopped. The week began. Small surf became big surf (well, big by most mainland standards; solid by that […]

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INTERVIEW WITH THE CHAMP

posted by / News / December 21, 2003

(Interviewer’s notes: You wouldn’t believe the amount of crap a pro surfer goes through after something happens like what happened […]

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THE 2003 XBOX GERRY LOPEZ PIPELINE MASTERS: FINAL DAY

posted by / News / December 19, 2003

Surf: Six feet, mainly rights, clean with windy periods Events Held: Event to finalNature’s Call: Well, I did what I […]

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SMYRNA ON THE ROCKS

posted by / News / December 18, 2003

Only you can prevent the destruction of New Smyrna Beach. Once again the Army Corps of Engineers has set its […]

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INTERVIEW WITH SIX-TIME WORLD CHAMPION LAYNE BEACHLEY

posted by / News / December 17, 2003

It was one hell of a year for five-time — make that six-time — women’s world champion Layne “the Beast” […]

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NORTH SHORE WEEK IN REVIEW

posted by / News / December 15, 2003

It was a week like a gathering storm, marked by an electric calm, bent to its snapping point, and teetering […]

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THE 2003 XBOX GERRY LOPEZ PIPELINE MASTERS: DAY TWO

posted by / News / December 13, 2003

Surf: Six feet, clean with windy periods, degenerating to slop laterEvents Held: Remaining Round One, Round Two Nature’s Call: You’re […]

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THE 2003 XBOX GERRY LOPEZ PIPELINE MASTERS: DAY ONE

posted by / News / December 12, 2003

Surf: Six to 10 feet, clean with windy periods Events Held: Trials, seven heats of Round One Nature’s Call: Yes, […]

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BEACHLEY OFF TO PERFECT START

posted by / News / December 12, 2003

Thursday, Dec. 11 produced perfect 4-5 ft. waves at Honolua Bay, Maui offering up high scoring rides at this year’s […]

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Op Honor Roll – Bruce Irons

posted by / News / December 10, 2003

THIS MONTH’S ACE: Bruce Irons RECENT RESULTS: Third place, Billabong Tahara Pro (6-Star WQS), Tahara, Japan REMARKS: We all knew […]

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THROTTLED

posted by / News / December 10, 2003

This past Saturday, one of the “ugliest” tow-in/paddle-in confrontations to date occurred at Todos Santos Island, nine miles off Ensenada. […]

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JAN. 04: TAKEOFF

posted by / Magazine / December 9, 2003

I’ll never forget my first issue of SURFING Magazine. As an 11-year-old towhead who recently decided that chasing waves at […]

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NORTH SHORE WEEK IN REVIEW

posted by / News / December 8, 2003

WHO ARRIVED: {{{CJ}}} Hobgood (“I’m finally starting to feel like a surfer again.”); Pat O’Connell (“I wouldn’t be here if […]

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THE 2003 RIP CURL CUP: FINAL DAY

posted by / News / December 5, 2003

SURF: 6 to 8 feet, north/northwest, tricky to classicEVENTS HELD: Round of 32 to the beautiful endNATURE’S CALL: Erase all […]

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SURFING MAGAZINE’S 2003 SHAPER OF THE YEAR: ERIC ARAKAWA

posted by / Magazine / December 5, 2003

In the middle of the ocean, on the edge of the jungle, in an abandoned sugar mill with barren walls […]

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20 SURFING COVER FIRSTS

posted by / Magazine / December 5, 2003

The cover shot. In the surf mag world, it’s the holiest of holies. Sponsors top-dollar {{{incentives}}}. Surfers claim kingpin status […]

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