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  • Mavericks surf leads to costly wipeout (Garrett McNamara injured, taken to hospital - VIDEO)

    01/08/2016 9:59:17 PM PST · by dayglored · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Bruce Jenkins
    The surf at Mavericks was at its most treacherous on Thursday, one of the biggest days of recent years. Conditions were far from ideal, and there was no talk of holding the annual big-wave contest at Half Moon Bay's fabled spot. One particular episode, however, got everyone's attention. The biggest waves were steaming in at some 50 feet on the face. It was a clear, relatively windless day, but the ocean was so chopped up from recent storms, very few surfers were out - and even fewer were willing to meet the challenge. One of them was Garrett McNamara, who...
  • Newport Beach Could See 15-Foot Waves This Weekend

    05/02/2015 4:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    A large storm hundreds of miles to the south, typically not seen until midsummer, is expected to create the potentially dangerous conditions along the coast, according to lifeguard Capt. Jon Mitchell. ... The biggest swells are expected to hit south-facing beaches Sunday and Monday before tapering off Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
  • VIDEO: Monster wave may be biggest ever surfed Previous record was 100 footer

    10/29/2013 7:05:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 10/29/13 | Rick Couri
    The behemoth came ashore near the city of Nazare on the central cost of Portugal and one man came with it. Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle grabbed a ride on what may be the biggest wave ever surfed. After conquering the wave Burle told Surfer Today magazine "it was luck. We never know when we will be catching the wave."
  • Beach Boys Kick Off 50th Anniversary Tour in Tucson

    04/25/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT · by curth · 27 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 25, 2012 9:17 AM ET | Mike Powell
    You could've guessed it was a Beach Boys show by the shirts the men in the audience wore: Collared, short-sleeved and oversized, with palm trees, hibiscus flowers and nautical gear printed on them.It wasn't until midway through the second set that Mike Love acknowledged what the people in the audience must've been thinking: "It's, uh, been a little while since we've all been on tour together." This year, the Beach Boys turn 50. Until the Grammys this February, Brian Wilson hadn't been on stage with them since 1996. The tour kickoff last night at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater in Tucson...
  • Surf's up as biggest waves in five years come to Hawaii after North Pacific storm

    12/08/2009 11:45:46 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 26 replies · 1,398+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 08th December 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Thousands of spectators and surfers are flocking to Hawaii's beaches to see the biggest waves in years crash ashore. Heavy traffic backed up for miles yesterday along roads leading to Oahu's North Shore. Some of the world's most daring surfers took on the powerful and dangerous waves, which forecasters say could reach heights of 50ft (15 metres) by tomorrow. The surf grew so large that a few beaches on Oahu and Maui were closed because lifeguards feared inexperienced sightseers could drown, according to state officials. 'After the water comes in, it can drag you back out with it,' said Eric...
  • Families prepare for monster surf hazards

    12/07/2009 10:55:20 AM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies · 1,115+ views
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 6, 2009 | Duane Shimogawa
    SUNSET BEACH (HawaiiNewsNow) - It could be the biggest surf Hawaii has seen in the past 40 years. Although the surf calmed down a bit on Sunday, some North Shore of Oahu residents prepared for the worst. Sunset Beach pumped up the hundreds who came to see the big wave spectacular. "We saw that they were big on Surf Net News and thought we'd check it out," Ewa Beach resident Scott Brown said. On Sunday, waves were around 15 feet. But on Monday, they're predicted to be as tall as 50 feet. "This looks to be a very, very large...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • 'Little Warriors' Surf Camp to Host 100 Military Children

    05/08/2009 4:43:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 367+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – Surfs up! Military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers will be able to catch their first wave this summer, thanks to Freedom Is Not Free, a California-based troop-support group. Military chidren take time to pose after riding the waves during a 2007 "Little Warriors" Surf Camp. This year the camp will host 100 military children of wounded or fallen servicemembers Aug. 10-14 in La Jolla Shores, Calif. Photo courtesy of Freedom Is Not Free  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The “Little Warriors” Surf Camp will host 100 military children ages 8 to 15...
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, September 21-27, 2008: Coastal Iceland

    09/22/2008 8:19:35 AM PDT · by cogitator · 15 replies · 268+ views ^ | Frantisek Staud
    I always post these to the Arts/Photography group, even though I check to see if they're in the Science group. I decided to emphasize art for a couple of weeks. So don't get bored with the pictures from this site. I won't. (Note: current events may influence my choices). Rock formations and sea surf at Dyrholaey, Iceland
  • Surfer Frantically Paddles To Escape Approaching Shark [Pic]

    08/12/2008 12:01:19 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 45 replies · 200+ views
    local6 ^ | July 28, 2008
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A surfer in New Smyrna Beach was caught on tape kicking and paddling frantically after spotting a shark closing in on him a day after a boy was bitten in the same area. A TV news helicopter spotted the surfer paddling in the water unaware that a shark was nearby. Video showed the surfer eventually noticing the shark and then fleeing. He is seen kicking when the shark is near his feet. Just hours before the encounter, a 15- year-old was hospitalized after jumping on a shark. "It appears that he actually just put his...
  • Wave-Jumping Shark Caught In Photos At New Smyrna Beach [FL]

    07/11/2008 8:28:01 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 2,655+ views
    wftv ^ | 11-July-2008
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- If you need more proof that New Smyrna Beach is the shark bite capital of the world, a local photographer has it, three amazing photos with eyewitnesses to back it. Just as thousands of surfers and swimmers are heading to the beach this weekend, there's more evidence they aren't the only ones in the water. It happened in the blink of an eye, but some people told Eyewitness News they still don't believe the tale of a wave-jumping shark in New Smyrna Beach even though it was caught on camera. "He said, 'I hope I...
  • Wounded Iraq, Afghanistan war vets learn to surf Pismo waves

    09/26/2007 10:04:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 846+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 9/26/07 | AP
    PISMO BEACH, Calif. Wounded soldiers home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan learned to ride surfboards in the waves near the Pismo Pier. It was the second year for the surfing clinic known as Operation Restoration, which assembles a group of volunteers to teach war veterans to surf. It's part of an Operation Comfort effort to help wounded vets. A film crew from the yet-to-be-released surf movie "Shaped" and surfers from the Billabong apparel company joined veterans from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. "You don't have to let an injury like this get in the way of...
  • Oakley/ASL Big Wave Awards, biggest-ever Aussie rides

    08/02/2006 9:03:24 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 1 replies · 1,004+ views
    surfersvillage ^ | 02-Aug-2006
    Alfie Carter : photo Big Wave News Oakley/ASL Big Wave Awards Are Off to a Cracking Start Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 August, 2006 : - - Gold Coast, Queensland, -- The Oakley/ASL Big Wave Awards provide Australia with a premier heavy-water surf event of epic proportions. Dozens of ultra-qualified surfers on the open ocean coasts of Australia and New Zealand spend seven months in pursuit of the best and biggest waves they can find. The goals? Ultimate respect from their peers, the thrill of the chase, and $30,000 in total prizemoney. This year’s event kicked off on June...
  • Sharks rebel at Brazil beach

    07/30/2006 9:49:05 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 27 replies · 1,777+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | 30 July 2006 | Tara Merrin
    Something horrifying is happening in the waters off Brazil. Sharks are attacking surfers near the city of Recife at an unprecedented rate, scaring the locals and forcing the government to ban the sport at one of it’s most popular beaches. Over the past decade, 45 people have been attacked by bull sharks in the region, 16 were deadly. And while these attacks are not unheard of, the fact the port city had recorded only one in the 75 years prior, is perplexing. Are the sharks rebelling? Have they had enough of people overcrowding their home? Or is there something less...
  • Growing concern over Internet addiction

    05/19/2006 10:05:24 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 138 replies · 2,134+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/20/06
    For some, the Internet it has become an addiction, adversely affecting their lives and their family's lives. While not yet defined as a true addiction, many people are suffering the consequences of obsession with the online world, warns Dr. Diane M. Wieland, who treats patients with computer addiction in her practice in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. For some people, the Internet may promote addictive behaviors and pseudo-intimate interpersonal relationships, reports Wieland in the journal, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. "Such cyberspace contacts may result in cyber disorders such as virtual relationships that evolve into online marital infidelity (cybersex) or online sexually compulsive behaviors,"...
  • Surfer pronounced dead at Carlsbad beach

    12/22/2005 2:44:24 PM PST · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 376+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/22/05 | Angelica Martinez and Debbi Farr Baker
    CARLSBAD – A surfer was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the water by three fellow surfers who found him floating unconscious just after noon today, state lifeguards said. State lifeguards were called for help by three males surfing near Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard. The group was riding 6-to-8-foot waves in heavy fog and limited visibility, said Karl Tallman, a state lifeguard supervisor. They pulled the unconscious surfer, who was face down and still leashed to his surfboard, onto their boards in attempts to pull him into safety. But they kept getting slammed by breaking waves and needed...
  • Eerie Underwater Recording of Deadly Indonesian Earthquake

    07/23/2005 4:03:54 AM PDT · by bd476 · 74 replies · 3,264+ views
    Yahoo News & ^ | July 22, 2005 | Robert Roy Britt
    Sound from last December's huge tsunami-causing earthquake was picked up by underwater microphones designed to listen for nuclear explosions. Scientists this week released an audio file of the frighteningly long-lasting cracks and splits along the Sumatra-Andaman Fault in the Indian Ocean. The spine-tingling hiss and rumble is an eerie reminder of the devastation and death that is still being tallied in the largest natural disaster in modern times. At least 200,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the magnitude 9.3 earthquake, the tsunami, and the lack of food, drinkable water and medical supplies that followed. The...
  • SHARK ATTACK Surfer had to fight off shark to rescue girl, punching the animal

    06/27/2005 8:39:11 AM PDT · by ppaul · 83 replies · 9,000+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/26/05 | MONICA HATCHER
    A Florida surfer said he acted as ''bait'' to try to distract the shark while he wrestled the 14-year-old girl onto his surfboard: ''I've never been so scared in my life.'' The teen later died. Off Miramar Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida's Panhandle, longtime surfer Tim Dicus has seen the dark, lithe shadows dart beneath the water -- the glistening gray fins split the waves. He was once even bumped by a shark, he said. But Saturday was different. Dicus tussled in the water with what experts say was most likely an 8-foot-long hungry bull shark hellbent on...
  • More Than 40 on Surfboard Break Record

    03/05/2005 7:31:43 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 1,281+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2005 | Staff
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - More than 40 surfers cruised into the record books Saturday when they successfully rode a giant surfboard off an Australian beach, breaking the previous world record set by an English team of 14 people in 2003.
  • Ironically, "New York's A Lonely Town" Is One Of The Best Surf Songs

    02/20/2005 4:41:17 PM PST · by JennysCool · 13 replies · 1,765+ views
    The Tradewinds | 1964, I think | The Tradewinds
    Just an observation. I pulled out my surf CDs since the mercury cracked 40, the sun came out, and the snow and ice is melting like crazy. Holy Cow! I have a lawn!
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Launches New Television Advertisement: "Windsurfing"

    09/22/2004 1:08:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 1,468+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | September 22, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Bush-Cheney '04 announced the release of the campaign's newest television advertisement, "Windsurfing."  The ad highlights John Kerry's tendency to go whichever way the wind blows on the most important issues facing our nation, including the War on Terror, education reform and health care.  The ad will rotate in on national cable and in select local markets.Script For "Windsurfing" President Bush: I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.Voice Over: In which direction would John Kerry lead? Kerry voted for the Iraq war, opposed it, supported it, and now opposes it again. He bragged about...
  • FREEP this Corporate Giant if you're upset about Whoopi's comments

    07/10/2004 3:37:37 PM PDT · by jimboster · 25 replies · 1,174+ views
    Whoopi Goldberg is a spokesperson for Slimfast- which, along with Birdseye, Lipton, Iglo, Hellman’s, Bertolli, Healthy Heart, Knorr, Family Brand, Findus is owned by Unilever. Let Unilever know how you feel about Ms. Goldbeg's actions. Click here to contact Unilever Remember- be polite!
  • Vanity: Any other surfers out there?

    02/08/2004 2:24:13 PM PST · by zoso82t · 19 replies · 194+ views
    Are there any other wave riders out there in FReeperland? I live in southern RI and surf year-round. Most people don't associate surfing with the Northeast, but we get some very good waves as long as you don't mind the cold weather.
  • For Florida surf shop mogul, high-tech "woodie" is home

    12/02/2003 11:39:49 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 560+ views
    bradenton ^ | Nov. 30, 2003 | JOHN CURRAN
    MARGATE, N.J. - He's a diehard surfer, an eccentric millionaire, a sun-seeking recluse. Given all that, Ron DiMenna's choice of retirement home makes perfect sense.Who else would spend $500,000 to buy an RV, equip it with a slew of high-tech electronic features, paint it to look like a 21st-century woodie and then hit the road, destinations unknown?But DiMenna, the 66-year-old founder of Cocoa Beach, Fla.-based Ron Jon Surf Shops, is not the retiring type. He has three shops in Florida - Cocoa Beach, Orlando and Sunrise.More than 40 years after he started selling boards on nearby Long Beach Island, the...
  • Surfing Teen Describes Losing Arm to Shark (Prayer for shark-bite victim)

    11/02/2003 9:31:16 PM PST · by TheCookMan · 4 replies · 318+ views
    <p>LIHUE, Hawaii — The water was clear and there was no indication of danger when a 13-year-old surfing star went out on the waves with her best friend and her friend's father. But while Bethany Hamilton was lying on her board off Kauai's North Shore , a shark bit once and then disappeared, taking off her left arm just below the shoulder.</p>
  • Ship comes in for tanker-chasing team (Wake Surfers)

    09/27/2003 4:46:51 AM PDT · by wysiwyg · 6 replies · 1,792+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/26/2003 | Dina Capiello
    GALVESTON BAY -- James Fulbright rides waves with no beach in sight. For Fulbright and a small pod of friends, surf's up when the hull of an approaching tanker appears on the horizon of Galveston Bay like an apparition, trailed by a thin line of white water that signals a breaking wave. "Dude, what do you think of that? That's a pretty big ship," said Fulbright, 45, a local surf shop owner and surfboard manufacturer who chased the wakes of tanker ships Friday morning aboard a 17-foot Boston Whaler named Surf Bored. The group of local surfers, which includes a...
  • Are You Too Stupid to Surf(Barf alert)

    09/16/2003 4:17:46 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 247+ views
    wired news ^ | Sep. 12, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>A virus fouls your computer and you haplessly pass it on. Advertising software loads stealthily on your machine. Your password gets stolen because of your negligence. The music industry sues you because of something your kids or grandkids did on your computer.</p>