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Today's SwellWatch: Saturday, Sep 20 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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