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Surfilm Festibal 2011

If you’re anywhere near the Northern Hemisphere, or even if you’re not, we suggest you start heading over to this beautiful, radical, surf-filled city on...

Surfilm Festibal 2011
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Bells Beach 50th – Parkinson feels the Magic

The wave gods smiled on this year’s annual Easter surf bonanza at Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia. At fifty years-old, Rip Curl’s WCT event in...

Bells Beach 50th – Parkinson feels the Magic
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Save Crab Island - Write a letter now!

Hard to believe they want to destroy this. Write a (real) letter to the minister now and Crab Island may survive. Photo: Mickey Smith This just...

Save Crab Island - Write a letter now!
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Patagonia's new ambassador - Dan Ross

A press release just in – all about a stylish, powerful surfer and a company we like. Patagonia Inc., the enviro-minded apparel company, is pleased...

Patagonia's new ambassador - Dan Ross
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Cold Pro Festival 2011

Some more frantic, fantastic Irish heavy wavery. Fergal Smith and Tom Lowe all over the place, but mostly behind thick curtains. This is actually an ad for...

Cold Pro Festival 2011
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The Tsunami at Sea and from the Air

This is what the tsunami looked like to crew on the bridge of a Japanese coastguard vessel. Hard to tell the scale but you get an...

The Tsunami at Sea and from the Air
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Sion Milosky RIP

Sion Milosky 1976-2011 While we battle to get a handle on the mega tragedy in Japan, this news of a single death in the worldwide surfing...

Sion Milosky RIP
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Japan: How to Help

As the catastrophic events in Japan continue to morph following the earthquake and tsunami of March 10th, and now the ongoing nuclear horror, it’s hard...

Japan: How to Help
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Join the largest beach-clean on Earth

It’s all about getting rid of this from our beaches, rivers and waterways – oh, and our lifestyle. The largest eco-citizens’ rally in Europe: 24th, 25th,...

Join the largest beach-clean on Earth
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The Navigator - A Polynesian Guide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWt5sQiYv0Q From the 1983 PBS film The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific. We were recently alerted (thanks Kurungabaa) to the passing of this great man, Mau Piailug,...

The Navigator - A Polynesian Guide
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The Surfer and the Golden Gate Jumper

Big jump … A surfer at Fort Point, San Francisco (above, on a flat day) helped the kid after he leaped from the bridge. Here’s the...

The Surfer and the Golden Gate Jumper
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Tsunami Warning info

Tsunami energy map. Via NOAA’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. Some info from the US NOAA tsunami warning centre. For latest warnings go here. For...

Tsunami Warning info
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Patagonia Music Collective

Jack Johnson, part of the new Patagonia Music Collective which will sell exclusive tracks to raise money for campaigning environmental groups. Patagonia Music Launches March 1 with...

Patagonia Music Collective
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Americans: your planet needs you

Already the world’s no. 1 polluter and consumer of more resources than any other nation, America really should be cleaning up, not dirtying down. Gulf...

Americans: your planet needs you
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Extra-sensory Surfboard

Spain, or more correctly, the Basque Country, seems to be overflowing with new surf technology at the moment. Recent innovations include the Pukas LED surfboard,...

Extra-sensory Surfboard
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Two New World Surfing Reserves Approved

Santa Cruz, California & Ericeira, Portugal Approved as World Surfing Reserves Storied surf zones in Northern California and Portugal join Malibu, California, and Australia’s Manly Beach as...

Two New World Surfing Reserves Approved
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Mullaghmore Contest: Tow-in Surf Session

http://vimeo.com/20197441 Mullaghmore Head “Tow in Surf Session” from Mully Productions on Vimeo.

Mullaghmore Contest: Tow-in Surf Session
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Theo Jansen's Beach Beasties

Shurfing in the Noord Zee? Keep your eyes out for these unbelievable animated sculptures by Theo Jansen on the beaches of Holland.

Theo Jansen's Beach Beasties
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Lucky Shamrock

Think it’s all hype? Nah. Contest winner Benjamin Sanchis and serious Mullaghmore, signaling something special in the Emerald Isle. Photo Gary McCall It was a week...

Lucky Shamrock
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Punta Roca, El Salvador to host ISA Masters

The best master surfers of the world will compete in Punta Roca’s perfect waves for the 2011 ISA World Masters Surfing Championship. Photo: Vaquero. El...

Punta Roca, El Salvador to host ISA Masters
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Wave Garden – the next generation wave pool?

Somewhere near Zarautz, deep in the Basque Country, José Manuel Odriozola has been tinkering in a pond. It’s a man-made pond with black plastic lining...

Wave Garden – the next generation wave pool?
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Groundswell ... a new music and surf festival, Hossegor

Groundswell (http://www.groundswell-festival.com) a new music festival combining sun, surf, international music acts and eco credibility, is a fresh addition to the European festival circuit for...

Groundswell ... a new music and surf festival, Hossegor
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More Wave Garden

More teasing from those Basque wave gardeners. They’ve cultivated a rare strain of inland wave, it seems, but for now, no one outside the garden...

More Wave Garden
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LEDs by Pukas

We’re not entirely sure why, but the venerable Spanish surf company Pukas has pioneered disco surfing using carefully placed light emitting diodes cleverly embedded within...

LEDs by Pukas