Bookkeeper who stole $400k from pro surfer Clay Marzo pleads guilty

Feb 21 3:55pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Back in October of 2016 we reported that Maui pro surfer Clay Marzo had been robbed of $400k by his bookkeeper. According to The Maui News, the bookkeeper, Felicidad Rivera, pleaded guilty in court on Friday to 13 counts of wire fraud in her scheme to steal Marzo’s money. RELATED: Pro surfer Clay Marzo and The post Bookkeeper who stole $400k from pro surfer Clay Marzo pleads guilty appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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World Surf League bans Gabriel Medinas stepdad from contests till April

Feb 21 12:31pm Surf – GrindTV.com
2014 World Surf League champion Gabriel Medina’s stepdad has been suspended from attending WSL contests until April 2017, according to a press release from the WSL. Charles Rodrigues is the animated stepdad/coach of Brazil’s first world champion, and can almost always be seen during Medina’s heats whistling, yelling and coaching from the beach. RELATED: Kelly The post World Surf League bans Gabriel Medina’s stepdad from contests till April appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(02/17) Owen Wright OK'd by Doctors to Compete

Feb 17 5:26pm Surfline Surf News
Aussie cleared for first competition since head injury at Pipeline...
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(02/16) Mother Nature Spreads Her Love Around the Atlantic

Feb 17 11:18am Surfline Surf News
The western Atlantic and Caribbean receive, Europe awaiting their gifts...
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Anastasia Ashley announces she will be on Naked and Afraid; video

Feb 15 3:31pm Surf – GrindTV.com
In a video posted to her Facebook, pro surfer/model Anastasia Ashley announced that she’ll be on this year’s “Naked and Afraid” reality show on the Discovery Channel. The location and full cast have not been announced yet for Season 7 of the reality series, but Ashley pointed out that she’s training now and “will be The post Anastasia Ashley announces she will be on ‘Naked and Afraid’; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(02/15) 'It's the antidote to Kelly's Wave Pool'

Feb 15 1:20pm Surfline Surf News
Matt Warshaw on Fanning's discovery...
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The extraordinary life of Canadas first pro surfer

Feb 15 3:01am Surf – GrindTV.com
When you think of Canadian surfing, one family comes to mind first: the Bruhwilers. Oldest brother Raph is noted as being Canada‘s first professional surfer. The Bruhwilers live an idyllic life in British Columbia, one that revolves around the forest and the ocean, captured in this mini-documentary. Raph’s father, who moved to Tofino, British Columbia, The post The extraordinary life of Canada’s first pro surfer appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Do secret, perfect waves still exist? Mick Fanning proves yes

Feb 14 3:41pm Surf – GrindTV.com
By now, you’ve probably seen the new video of Mick Fanning, “Ain’t No Wave Pool” that dropped a bombshell onto the surf world yesterday. If you haven’t, well, go ahead and give it a watch. If you have, go ahead and give it another watch — trust me, I’ve already watched it several times. RELATED: The post Do secret, perfect waves still exist? Mick Fanning proves yes appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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The Porcella brothers may have the best surf sibling wipeout reel ever; video

Feb 14 12:28pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Brothers Niccolo and Francisco Porcella have endured some of the most jaw-dropping big-wave wipeouts in the last few years. Niccolo’s Teahupoo Heaviest Wipeout Award winner comes to mind as one of the worst wipeouts ever caught on film. RELATED: Surfer suffers massive big wave wipeout at Teahupo’o, walks away But there are a plethora of The post The Porcella brothers may have the best surf sibling wipeout reel ever; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(02/13) 'Crossing My Heart As The Water Washed Over'

Feb 14 8:17am Surfline Surf News
A month after his near-catastrophic wipeout at Pipeline, Kalani Chapman opens up.
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(02/13) Love, Shine, Glow: Sophia Bartlow Memorial

Feb 13 7:14am Surfline Surf News
Celebrating a special life at the Huntington Beach Pier...
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Kalani Chapman talks about his recent near-death at Pipeline; video

Feb 11 11:31am Surf – GrindTV.com
Pro surfer Kalani Chapman is doing better after having to be brought back to life on the beach at Pipeline back in January after a horrific wipeout during the Dahui Backdoor Shootout. RELATED: Kalani Chapman brought back to life after scary Pipeline wipeout Chapman took a second reef wave near the end of a heat The post Kalani Chapman talks about his recent near-death at Pipeline; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(02/10) Deconstructing the 2017 Championship Tour Rookie Class

Feb 11 2:18am Surfline Surf News
Who will rip? Who will grip? Who will slip? Here's our predictions.
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Kitesurfer is dared to jump the shark near Australian shoreline; video

Feb 10 7:02pm Surf – GrindTV.com
As Adam Cartmer videotaped a large bull shark swimming along an Australian beach, he warned beachgoers and kitesurfers to get out of the water. Kitesurfer Pierre Olivier did so, but upon seeing the shark pass by, he took off again with one bystander telling him to “Jump it, jump it.” The incident at Brighton Le The post Kitesurfer is dared to jump the shark near Australian shoreline; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Kelly Slater talks legacy, longevity and surfing nude on The Dan Patrick Show; video

Feb 10 2:34pm Surf – GrindTV.com
After bowing out a little earlier than anticipated at this year’s Volcom Pipe Pro, Kelly Slater headed to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Slater typically does the Monterey, California golf tournament each year, as he is an avid golfer. RELATED: Kelly Slater and Michael Phelps dominated the Ryder Cup Slater is paired with pro golfer James The post Kelly Slater talks legacy, longevity and surfing nude on The Dan Patrick Show; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Australian surfer Soli Bailey slips under radar to claim 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro

Feb 9 9:12pm Surf – GrindTV.com
The Volcom Pipe Pro has typically been a Qualifying Series (QS) contest dominated by the likes of three Pipeline legends: Jamie O’Brien, Kelly Slater and John Florence. But in its eighth running this year, those first two names were nowhere to be seen after Round 3 wrapped up last week. RELATED: Kelly Slater says he’s The post Australian surfer Soli Bailey slips under radar to claim 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Upcoming movie The Big Wave Project is inside look at big-wave world

Feb 9 4:15pm Surf – GrindTV.com
The world of big-wave surfing is like no other on the planet. The men and women who ride the biggest waves of every swell all over the planet are more tight-knit than you could even believe. They each depend on each other with their lives and a bond is formed that cannot be broken. RELATED: The post Upcoming movie ‘The Big Wave Project’ is inside look at big-wave world appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Surfer creates new sport at airport: baggage carousel surfing; video

Feb 9 1:27pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Airports haven’t been a great place for surfers over the years. They tend to destroy board bags and rake us through the coals with baggage fees. RELATED: Pro surfer John Florence’s boards destroyed by airline While traveling usually requires spending lots of time in an airport, one surfer recently came up with a way to The post Surfer creates new sport at airport: baggage carousel surfing; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(02/07) Deja XL -- Europe Receiving More Large Swells

Feb 8 4:16am Surfline Surf News
Atlantic hurricane force lows send more large swells to Europe with improving conditions...
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Vague et Vent Blog

Feb 7 3:40pm Mushburger
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Former President Obama learns how to kitesurf with Richard Branson; video

Feb 7 12:56pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Now a (somewhat) normal citizen like the rest of us, former President Barack Obama can do what he pleases with his days. And he’s started that off by hanging out with Richard Branson on Branson’s private island off the British Virgin Islands learning how to kitesurf. Obama just posed for the "I'm GREAT!" pic you'd The post Former President Obama learns how to kitesurf with Richard Branson; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Aussie surf phenom Sabre Norris returns to Ellen, talks buffet strategy

Feb 6 6:38pm Surf – GrindTV.com
You may remember 12-year-old Aussie surfing phenom Sabre Norris from her appearance on “The Ellen Show” in December. Her interview with Ellen went viral, with over 3 million people watching the YouTube clip of the rambunctious surfer explain her love for surfing and donuts to Ellen DeGeneres. Following that interview, DeGeneres gifted Norris $500 and The post Aussie surf phenom Sabre Norris returns to Ellen, talks buffet strategy appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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5 of the coolest jobs in the surf industry

Feb 6 7:00am Surf – GrindTV.com
As the lyric goes from the 2005 hit film “Hustle and Flow,” “It’s hard out here for a p-mp.” But you know who it’s even harder for these days? Pro surfers. RELATED: The most common side jobs for professional surfers Indeed, budget cuts, brand-team shrinkage and overall retail woes have many a surf hero sponsor-less. The post 5 of the coolest jobs in the surf industry appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(02/05) Social Absorption: People You Can Do Without

Feb 5 10:17pm Surfline Surf News
Love they neighbor... except that one guy.
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(02/04) Backdoor and Blood

Feb 5 4:18am Surfline Surf News
Day two at Volcom Pipe Pro entertains with big-scores and a little bit of carnage...
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Steve Harvey appreciates Great Lakes winter surfing; video

Feb 4 10:44am Surf – GrindTV.com
Actor and television host Steve Harvey is not a surfer. But recently on his talk show, Harvey noted how cold it was in Chicago the previous weekend: “It’s ridiculous.” Harvey also notes how there were surfers on Lake Michigan during this “ridiculous” winter weather. Bringing on Chicago surfer Tommy Shimenetto, Harvey finds out more about The post Steve Harvey appreciates Great Lakes winter surfing; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Surfers tackle mutant wave on Maui: scariest paddle wave of my life; video

Feb 3 1:21pm Surf – GrindTV.com
There is a well-documented, tight knit crew of Maui surfers pushing the limits at Jaws and in the air. Amongst them are Albee Layer (who landed that insane double spin), Billy Kemper, Matt Meola and others. RELATED: Surfer Albee Layer lands unbelievable backside 540 The group took things to a completely new level yesterday when The post Surfers tackle mutant wave on Maui: ‘scariest paddle wave of my life’; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Shaper Jon Pyzel remembers his first surfboard for John John Florence

Feb 3 7:00am Surf – GrindTV.com
It was 1997. A young shaper named Jon Pyzel, a Californian transplanted to the North Shore, was mowing foam at Country Surfboards, what he calls “the best located surfboard factory ever built,” right across the street from Sunset Beach. One day, a young mother named Alex Florence came into the shop with three boys. “They The post Shaper Jon Pyzel remembers his first surfboard for John John Florence appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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5 of the best big cities on the planet to be a surfer

Feb 2 7:00am Surf – GrindTV.com
If you were to transplant, or at least stay awhile in a city with some waves, what are the best cities to pick from? These are our top picks. The post 5 of the best big cities on the planet to be a surfer appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Titans of Mavericks big-wave contest organizers file for bankruptcy

Feb 1 4:13pm Surf – GrindTV.com
The Titans of Mavericks big-wave surf contest appears to be done for the foreseeable future. Contest organizers Cartel Management Inc. and Titans of Mavericks LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, according to a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. RELATED: These are the female Titans of Mavericks According to NBC Bay Area, the contest The post Titans of Mavericks big-wave contest organizers file for bankruptcy appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/31) To Be Young on the North Shore

Jan 31 9:19pm Surfline Surf News
Seth Moniz leads O'Neill Wave of the Winter Breakthrough Performer Award -- with one month left in event...
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5 reasons why right now is the best time to visit the North Shore of Oahu

Jan 31 2:03pm Surf – GrindTV.com
The North Shore pumps out near-weekly XXL swells into February, and large swells into as late as May. The post 5 reasons why right now is the best time to visit the North Shore of Oahu appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/30) Social Absorption: Refurbished Wisdom from 'The Surfing Rulebook'

Jan 30 5:17am Surfline Surf News
The magazine died, but its truths remain immortal.
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Laird Hamilton takes Sundance by storm in flip flops with new film

Jan 28 11:59am Surf – GrindTV.com
Leave it to Laird Hamilton to stand out amongst the eclectic masses that make up a crowd at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Debuting his biopic documentary film “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton”, he showed up to Park City the only way he knows how: in sandals. This The post Laird Hamilton takes Sundance by storm in flip flops with new film appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Hood Wood Skate

Jan 28 12:28am Mushburger
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Stranger Things

Jan 27 11:38pm News
Is it, or isn't it? Shark or Surfer? Gra Murdoch takes one final look as he speaks with Australia's top shark biologist, Dr Andrew Chin. Despite first hand accounts, sequences and ‘irrefutable evidence’, White Horses Editor Gra Murdoch remains unconvinced, though he wishes not to be. Wow, this has been fascinating. Have you heard the 'Serial' podcast? Reporter Sarah Koenig spends a year investigating a single, murky, ambivalent legal case, and the story unfolds from week to week. This shark/paddler thing reminds me of listening to 'Serial', where the listener, along with the reporter, is confronted by conflicting evidence – just when you think that, yes, 100 percent, person X did that to person Y, another detail will come to light and you'll be forced to rethink your position and accept that no way could person X do that to person Y. But then the following we...
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6 of surfings hottest power couples right now

Jan 27 7:12pm Surf – GrindTV.com
More and more of surfing’s most talented surfers are coupling-up and hitting the professional surfing world as power couples. They say “teamwork makes the dream work,” and the following six duos have so much raw talent (and high cheekbones), that their futures are certainly all looking bright. Tatiana Weston-Webb and Jesse Mendes A photo posted The post 6 of surfing’s hottest power couples right now appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Eden Hasson's Shark Story. The Full Sequence!

Jan 27 4:46pm News
In a Surfing Life exclusive we can reveal the full sequence from Eden Hasson riding over a White shark in Port Stephens this week.  By braithy   In a Surfing Life exclusive we can reveal the full sequence from Eden Hasson riding over a White shark in Port Stephens this week. Many are saying he allegedly rode over a shark, and many more are saying he rode over a duck diving surfer. Surfing Life were keen to get to the bottom of this polarising internet issue so we contacted Chris Hasson, the father of Eden and the photographer of the shot. Chris was surprised at how quickly and how viral his photo of Eden riding over a shark went. He was even more baffled by the internet’s response calling the shark, a duck diving surfer. Surfing Life spoke with Chris in length last night, and here’s what we can reveal. Chris adds, “There is absolutely no question that is a sha...
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Pacific Ocean winter swell turns on Jaws, Mavericks, Pipeline and more

Jan 27 4:26pm Surf – GrindTV.com
This week has been quite the week of swell for both coasts of America. While a nor’easter slammed the East Coast, a tandem of double storms over the weekend and mid-week lit up every break from Jaws to Mavericks in the Pacific. Here are a few highlights. RELATED: Watch the world’s best big-wave surfers train The post Pacific Ocean winter swell turns on Jaws, Mavericks, Pipeline and more appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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7 Days in New Hampshire: Breweries, lobster rolls and knee-high peelers

Jan 27 1:57pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Day 5: Lobster Rolls, Breweries and Knee-high Peelers It seems that wherever folks gather to climb rocks, catch waves, run rapids or ride snow, good food eventually establishes itself. And more recently, craft beer as well. Think Ashville, Oahu, Austin, Denver, Portland. Then add Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to that list. In this charming colonial city The post 7 Days in New Hampshire: Breweries, lobster rolls and knee-high peelers appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/26) Gabriel Villaran Snaps Tibia at Pipeline

Jan 27 1:15am Surfline Surf News
Peruvian charger suffers serious wipeout, heads to hospital...
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A Cynical Bastard's Take On That Shark Photo.

Jan 26 10:38pm News
When news broke of a 10-year old riding over a Great white shark, everyone was fixated by it. While some fixated, others questioned it. Others like White Horses Editor in Chief, Gra Murdoch who we hand the mic over to. Sharks are great fodder for the interwebs. Nothing gets the clicks and the polarised opinions going quite like a shark incident.  For some reason I found myself affected by Surfing Life unquestioning share of the shark story that broke first on ABC online. Maybe this whole 'post-truth' 'alternative facts' thing is getting to me more than I thought. I'm sure you've seen the photo. It's done the rounds – lil grom charging out to the shoulder, alleged lil whitey evading.  It LOOKS like a shark, the people involved SAID it was a shark, experts had allegedly 'confirmed' it as a shark, but looking at it with a surfer's critical eye, there's room for dou...
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The East Coasts cold water surf contest Cold War returns for second year

Jan 26 5:16pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Last winter a tradition was started in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The inaugural “Cold War” cold water surf contest went down and the idea was one a long time in the making. 18 hand-picked surfers from New York, New Jersey and a few other select East Coast states will suit up in the middle of The post The East Coast’s cold water surf contest ‘Cold War’ returns for second year appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Mick Fanning awarded prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia

Jan 26 1:30pm Surf – GrindTV.com
On the official National Day of Australia (Australia Day), three-time world champion surfer Mick Fanning was awarded Australia’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of the Order of Australia. RELATED: Mick Fanning surfs under the Northern Lights at night in Norway Being named an Officer of the Order of Australia, Fanning was recognized for his “service The post Mick Fanning awarded prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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7 Days in New Hampshire: Surfing and seafood along the coast

Jan 26 12:06pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Day 4: Odiorne State Park and Portsmouth When thinking of New England, Vermont tends to get a lot of the spotlight, with its maple syrup, snow resorts and craft beers. But New Hampshire also offers all of that, plus a coastline — 18 miles of coast that the Green Mountain State simply doesn’t have. And The post 7 Days in New Hampshire: Surfing and seafood along the coast appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/25) Owen Wright Enters First Contest Since Injury

Jan 26 12:22am Surfline Surf News
27-year-old Aussie signs up for QS event more than a year after head trauma at Pipeline...
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Dad photographs son unknowingly surfing over great white shark

Jan 25 2:24pm Surf – GrindTV.com
The day was coming to an end and a storm was moving in when Chris Hasson, a lifelong surfer, snapped an amazing photograph of a great white shark with its mouth open swimming into the face of a wave his son was surfing. Hasson was photographing while standing on some rocks at Samurai Beach at The post Dad photographs son unknowingly surfing over great white shark appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/25) RIP Surfing Magazine (1964-2017)

Jan 24 11:19pm Surfline Surf News
Matt Warshaw weighs in on the end of an era...
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Brad Domke to skimboard Padang Padang in upcoming skim movie; video

Jan 24 3:12pm Surf – GrindTV.com
There isn’t much Brad Domke can’t do on a skimboard. He’s ridden big Teahupoo on one and even bigger Puerto Escondido. RELATED: Surfer rides big Teahupoo on a skimboard He’s been in Indonesia as of late filming for a new skimboarding movie “Skimdonesia”. He released the trailer last week and it features a jazzy little The post Brad Domke to skimboard Padang Padang in upcoming skim movie; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Historic rains in Southern California offer perfect puddle surfing conditions; video

Jan 24 2:12pm Surf – GrindTV.com
The time-honored tradition of puddle surfing is one that rarely gets to happen in Southern California. But when it does, it can always be counted on to be an historic occasion. RELATED: After storms, 2 California ski resorts report snowiest month in history After a weekend that saw further historic precipitation fall in Southern California, The post Historic rains in Southern California offer perfect puddle surfing conditions; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/23) Carnage on the CA Coast

Jan 23 10:16pm Surfline Surf News
Multiple deaths from massive swell during record-breaking storms...
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The Slow Death of the Pororoca

Jan 22 7:37pm News
The first tidal bore ever to be surfed, Surfing Life and Ross Clarke-Jones were there to capture it, is sadly no more. By braithy  Rick Wernick was the first photographer to ever shoot surfing a tidal bore, back in northern Brazil in 1997. This was the first ever trip toPororocaand itstartedthe whole tidal-bore surfing thing, we see around the world today. Surfing Life published this pioneering trip in January 1997, Issue 112 which featured Ross Clarke-Jones surfing the brown tidal surge. At the time it was the world’s longest wave to which Rick testifies, “I’ve seen people ride it for over 34 minutes!” Surfing Life Issue 112, January 1997. Rick also did a shoot there for the 1998 Guinness Book of Records...
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Surfing a blizzard in New York City with a pacemaker; video

Jan 21 9:00am Surf – GrindTV.com
Pro surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple splits his time in New York between Brooklyn and Montauk. DeTemple is a rare creative breed who exudes just as much prowess in the water as he does behind a lens. Anytime there is surf in New York, he’s on it. RELATED: 5 images from photographer Matt Clark that The post Surfing a blizzard in New York City with a pacemaker; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Meet the man getting French barrels on self-built wooden snowboards

Jan 21 7:00am Surf – GrindTV.com
Seeing the video footage of what 40-year-old French surfer Fred Compagnon does in heaving waves is a bit perplexing at first. He paddles into them on a standup paddleboard, but then dismounts mid-wave, revealing that he is in fact strapped into a wooden alaia. He then gets a proper barrel that would easily be a The post Meet the man getting French barrels on self-built wooden snowboards appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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Surfing dogs take on thumping shorebreak like its their job; video

Jan 20 5:16pm Surf – GrindTV.com
Anything with dogs surfing in it is well worth watching. And these brave dogs featured in a recent edit by filmmaker Mike Lucas are all about the body-whomping shorebreak. Charging some thumping waves, we get to witness just how much some dogs love surfing. Sure, we human surfers will do this, but a dog doing The post Surfing dogs take on thumping shorebreak like it’s their job; video appeared first on GrindTV.com.
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(01/20) Mason Ho Wins O'Neill Wave of the Winter for December

Jan 20 2:18pm Surfline Surf News
I'm still on a weird little cloud, says globally adored North Shore local about his $1000-winning Pipe bomb...
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(01/19) One System to Serve Them All - Mavericks, West Florida, and the Northeast?

Jan 20 1:20am Surfline Surf News
System impacting the West Coast Fri-Sat, delivers to the Gulf over weekend, East Coast to follow...
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