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Pacific Island Nation of Kiribati Creates Enormous Shark Sanctuary the Size of India
Sharks and global warming have something in common.  Despite the fact that there’s overwhelming evidence that shark populations are dwindling and humans have a hand in the planet heating up way faster than average, there are still a lot of people crying fou...
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The DIY Doorway Drill That Will Teach You to Control Your Speed
This is a counter-intuitive drill that will help you spend more time actually riding a wave.  So far we have fixed the nosedive, adjusted your hand placement, and corrected   your surfing stance . By now, you know the basics of catching a wave and staying o...
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The new Wavegarden technology will pump 1,029 waves per hour
Wavegarden will announce the launch of "The Cove," a new artificial wave pool technology, in February. The Spanish surf pool company plans to unveil a new man-made wave system capable of pumping 1,029 waves per hour, which means more than 16 waves per minut...
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Is That Sugar the Surfing Dog Cruising a Wave with a Shark?
The dark shadow just below the surface certainly looks like a shark.  “Surfing with the big fishes today,” it read on the surfing dog’s instagram. So while the local news shared the story of Sugar’s surf session encounter as a possible scare, at least Sugar...
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How to Live in a Van, from a Real-Life Hobo
A while ago, my girlfriend was mistaken for a homeless woman.  “Here, take this,” a kindly older gentleman said to her through the front window of our van. “Buy yourself something to eat.” Stevie does not need something to eat, nor does she look homeless. O...
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Kelly Slater Just Posted This Insane Bodyboard Video on His Facebook
At first glance we were a bit confused as to why Kelly Slater just posted a bodyboard video on his Facebook.  It’s like a skater posting a rollerblade flick—it just doesn’t happen that often. But only a minute into the clip it all became clear as to why Kel...
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An Interview with the Slackliner Who Saved a Man Dangling from Chairlift Proves the World is Still Awesome
Mickey Wilson balances for a living.  And good thing, too. His slacklining ability  saved a man’s life  last week at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado after the man was tangled in his backpack on the lift, which subsequently choked him out. Listen to Wilson’s take...
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One Nightmare Day at The Right
You probably haven’t heard of Kerby Brown.  He’s one of those West Aus surfers who does crazy things on crazier waves not for you, but for him. It’s a “because it was there” mentality. In circles of people who do those crazy things, Brown is well-known for ...
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See the Moment a Bull Shark Attacks a Spearfisherman in Australia
A few days ago, I went spearfishing with a couple of friends.  After swimming through a school of sierras and not taking a shot, I came back empty handed. My friend, though, came back with a 40-pound roosterfish slung over his back, fish guts in his hair, a...
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In Bold Move for Sharks, Air China Bans Transport of Shark Fins
In a bold move for shark conservation, Air China announced Friday in Beijing that it will no longer allow shark fin transportation on their airline.  It may not seem significant, but luggage has been a primary means for the illegal distribution of shark fin...
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How an Old Longboard Saved My Love for Surfing
Reflecting on the passing of another year, I can certify but one thing: I’m getting older.  This realization didn’t come through securing a job with benefits or the death of a loved one. I’m still not married and I have no children. See, I’m talking about g...
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The Trailer for this Surf Film Is a Stunning Visual Cornucopia
A triumphant soundtrack and mind-bending imagery melt together in an  hors d’oeuvre  of sorts for filmmaker Loïc Wirth’s new film ‘Inaippu.’ At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, the non-surf shots are worthy of a full-length film themselves. And the sur...
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