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  • Future of Titans of Mavericks Surf Contest Remains Uncertain as Founder, Organizers Clash

    02/16/2017 12:46:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The fate of the Titans of Mavericks surf contest hangs in the balance, and the fight over event ownership is still making big waves. The current owner of the five-year contest permit, Cartel Management of Los Angeles, is involved in a public battle over the contest's legal rights with its presumed partner Mavericks Invitational Inc. (MII). MII ran previous contests and its board is made up of event founder Jeff Clark, along with Cassandra Clark and Brian Overfelt.
  • Surfing Dog Shark Scare?

    01/11/2017 4:24:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A weekend shark sighting temporarily closed the ocean off of a stretch of Huntington Beach, and a surfing dog may have had a close encounter with a shark. During a photo shoot with Sugar the Surfing Dog in Huntington Beach, an image was taken that shows what appears to be a 9 to 10-foot-long shark in the wave next to her. Source: Follow us: @NBCLA on Twitter | NBCLA on Facebook
  • Surfers Ride Aptos Creek During Dangerous Storm

    01/10/2017 3:20:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 9, 2017
    When Costco created the Wavestorm surfboard, I don't think this is what they had in mind. Two thrill-seekers jumped into a raging Aptos Creek with Wavestorm foam surfboards during the brunt of Sunday's Pineapple Express storm. Onlookers recorded the dangerous spectacle on video. -- WATCH HERE. Tree trunks were among massive amounts of debris being swept down the raging river as the two men jumped into the water. They were tossed off their boards by the power of the river multiple times, and struggled to climb back on. One man managed to stand on his board for a few seconds...
  • One-Armed Wild-Card Stuns Best in Fiji Women’s Pro

    05/31/2016 1:15:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Wed, Jun 01, 2016
    One-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton of the US yesterday sealed third place in the Fiji Women’s Pro after beating some of the world’s best to make the semi-finals. Hamilton, whose left arm was bitten off in a shark attack in 2003, entered the event at Tavarua, Fiji, as a wild-card rated as having little chance of making an impact. However, the 26-year-old from Hawaii reached the final four with an incredible giant-killing run.
  • Opinion: Gang injunction? Not if you're an affluent surf thug in Palos Verdes

    04/01/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/30/2016 | Mariel Garza
    For decades, a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes — the so-called Bay Boys of Lunada Bay — has been operating very much like a street gang, authorities and locals say. They are accused of staking out turf on a public beach and in the waves, and intimidating and assaulting people who dare to try to access that turf. Tires have been reported slashed, rocks hurled at visitors, death threats leveled. Pretty nasty stuff. The Bay Boys even have a sort-of clubhouse, an unpermitted structure built on the beach where gang members can hang out and survey the domain...
  • How to Watch the Titans of Mavericks Surf Competition Streaming Online

    02/12/2016 12:57:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, February 12, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    The Titans of Mavericks competition is known for being difficult to watch in person, with surfers being as far out as a half-mile from the beach. This year, it is even tougher to watch near the water, due to the beach being closed to the public and no arranged festival for spectators. Thick morning fog did help much either. Red Bull TV is offering more comprehensive viewer experience. Those interested can see the options below. Streaming devices: Apple TV has a pre-installed channel for Red Bull TV. On Roku players, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Nexus Player, there is a free,...
  • El Nino delivers: Mavericks surf contest on for Friday

    02/10/2016 7:13:18 AM PST · by mac_truck · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/9/2016 | Mark Conley
    The Bay Area got its Super Bowl fix -- now it will get its Super Bowl of big-wave surfing, too. The Titans of Mavericks was greenlighted for Friday, meaning 24 of the world's most fearless watermen will take to the ocean off Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay and put on their own adrenaline-soaked, El Nino-fueled spectacle. It will mark the first year under new ownership for the event, which wasn't able to stage a contest last year because the perfect day with the desired minimum 40-foot wave faces and clean conditions never materialized. As for Friday's conditions, Mark...
  • Kim again? North Korea leader backs surfing to revive ailing tourism industry

    09/12/2015 11:28:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Daily Star ^ | September 12, 2015 | Harry Kemble
    Kim again? North Korea leader backs surfing to revive ailing tourism industry NORTH KOREA leader Kim Jong-un is forever looking for ways to expand his country's rather narrow cultural agenda. By Harry Kemble / Published 12th September 2015 His latest brainwave is to turn his backward state into a surfing haven. Tourism fell by 40% last year in North Korea – and it is hoped the water sport will help boost figures. Despot Kim has reportedly given permission for a surfing camp to be held on the east coast – and a group of 20 surfers are on their way....
  • Watch a Surfing Champion Fend Off a Shark By Punching It

    07/19/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Justin Worland
    Fanning, who escaped the incident uninjured, was knocked off of his surfboard at the beginning of his heat when he realized a shark was attacking. Following expert guidance, Fanning punched the shark to scare it off. “It kept coming at my board and I was kicking and screaming. I just saw fins. I didn’t see teeth,” he said, according to a Australian news outlet. “I was waiting for the teeth to come at me. I punched it in the back.”
  • Guinness record set for most surfers riding wave

    06/20/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 20, 2015 | Laylan Connelly
    Long-time Huntington Beach surfer Gary Sahagen had a prediction about how the world record attempt to get the most people riding one wave would go down. "It's either going to be spectacular, or a spectacle," Sahagen said, before joining 66 other surfers crammed onto a 42-foot board on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Turns out, it was a lot of both.
  • Dave Sweet dies at 86; father of the modern foam surfboard

    05/30/2015 7:48:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 29 05 2015 | By ELAINE WOO
    The first time Dave Sweet went surfing, in 1945, he was 16 and his wooden board weighed more than he did. A decade later, he was launching a revolution that would turn those bulky boards into relics. Sweet, who played a pioneering role in introducing the foam surfboard that transformed the sport and helped propel it into the mainstream, died of renal failure May 18 at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center, said his son, Greg Sweet. He was 86. The development and marketing of the foam surfboard has often been credited to Orange County surf entrepreneurs Hobie...
  • 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.
  • San Jose Mercury News: Global Warming Could Ruin Surfing

    02/24/2015 9:15:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In an article chock full of "could" and computer model projections, the San Jose Mercury News speculates in the headline, "Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz's famed surfing waves." Key word is "may" since it also may not. However, this doesn't prevent reporter James Urton from engaging in extreme conjecture about surf conditions in a century while computer model projections are often unable to correctly project the weather for the next day. Let us now join Urton in the midst of his Chicken Little mode concerning the future of Santa Cruz surfing:
  • Hawaii Dem Skipped VA Hearing to Surf the Waves

    10/06/2014 4:02:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | october 6, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A House Democrat from Hawaii didn’t attend a hearing on veterans’ access to healthcare back in August because she was being profiled for an article and video profile about surfing by Yahoo News. According to the Honolulu Civil Beat, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) originally told the paper that she missed the August 19 hearing because she was “delayed in another meeting.” But the paper later realized the hearing and her surfing interview were on the same day. When asked again, her office acknowledged that Gabbard was hoping to attend both the surf profile and the hearing, but said the Yahoo crew...
  • North Korea launches surfing tours

    08/13/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:51AM BST 12 Aug 2014 | Hamish MacDonald, NK News
    The North Korean government is now offering surfing tours to the country’s east coast, the state media has announced. Three resorts on North Korea’s 1,550 mile-long eastern coastline are open for tourists: Songdowon, Lake Sijung and Majon, according to the Pyongyang Times. “The first surfing tour ran between July 28 and August 6,” the newspaper reported. “American surfers said they had a very good time in the resort with fascinating scenery and a refreshing environment,” it added. …
  • Surfing Dog Paddle-Out Memorializes Teen Cancer Victim

    06/09/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 | Andie Adams
    Family and friends remembered the 15-year-old Florida teen who lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this yearA paddle-out at La Jolla Shores Sunday celebrated a 15-year-old brain cancer victim and the surfing dog who made him feel "normal for a day," his mother said. Last year, Florida teenager Caleb Acosta was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor, prompting rounds of surgery, radiation and physical therapy. During the difficult treatments, Caleb heard of the San Diego-based dog “Ricochet” that surfs with people with disabilities, special needs and other disorders. It became Caleb’s dream to take to the waves with...
  • Man in sombrero and poncho accused of 'surfing' on top of MBTA commuter train

    05/06/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | May 5, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WORCESTER, Mass., May 5 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man who was drinking during a Saturday afternoon pub crawl in Boston was allegedly found “surfing” on top of an MBTA commuter train while wearing a sombrero and poncho that night. The train's engineer stopped the train between Southborough and Ashland after being told someone was on top of the train while it was traveling 40 mph.
  • How to DISAPPEAR from the internet: Nine-step guide

    03/08/2014 6:58:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-7-14 | Victoria Woollaston
    Could you give up the internet for Lent - or even for good? Following various reports about companies stealing information and complaints about oversharing on social media, a web hosting firm has created a nine-step guide on how to disappear from the web completely. It includes deactivating accounts, removing links from search results and how to remove yourself from various lists - and for people who'd rather just stay hidden than disappear, the guide also gives tips on how to use the internet anonymously. 'Social media has made everyone’s life an open book - one that’s open a bit too...
  • How Climate Change Could Wipe Out Surfing

    08/09/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Care2 Make a Difference ^ | August 8, 2013 | by Kiley Kroh
    Both the sport and culture of surfing are increasingly at risk due to the effects of climate change. Quite simply, surfing is reliant on healthy oceans and coasts. So as climate change drives fundamental changes — sea-level rise, ocean warming and acidification — the result could be a great readjusting, and potential loss, of the world’s surf communities. Chad Nelsen-Wanker, environmental director for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots network of surfers in eighteen countries around the globe, explains that the world’s surf spots are very sensitive to change. While surfers are often the most attuned to the conditions that impact...
  • Reunion Island bans surfing, plans massive shark kill

    07/30/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies ^ | 07/30/2013 | Pete Thomas
    Reunion Island is known for its world-class waves, pristine swimming beaches and, in recent years, shark attacks that are tarnishing the image of this idyllic Indian Ocean paradise. Now, in the aftermath of a fatal attack on a 15-year-old girl earlier this month (the second deadly attack in three months and fifth since 2011), the French-controlled island has embarked on an extreme plan in the hope of ending the bloodshed—or at least making locals and visitors feel safer. Surfer magazine reported Monday that the government has banned swimming and surfing in all but the island’s shallow lagoon through October 1....
  • Ka'anapali beaches closed following shark attack

    04/03/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    KGMB and KHNL ^ | April 2, 2013 | Hawaii News Now
    Wailuku, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 58-year-old man visiting from Marina Del Rey, California was bitten by a shark Tuesday morning, in waters fronting 110 Ka'anapali Shores Place, officials say. The incident was reported at around 8:30 a.m. Surfers were evacuated from the water and the beach is closed for a mile in both directions from the area where the shark bite took place. Maui officials say the victim suffered two deep lacerations on the right thigh, above the knee. Video
  • Israeli surfers rescue 8 drowning children in Hawaii

    02/10/2013 10:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    Three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, Channel 2 television reported, after huge waves began surging toward the coast. The three - Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz - were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents. “We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu,” 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York, told Channel 2. “The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes past, the waves got stronger and even higher.” Elias and his friends then saw...
  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • California surfer killed in shark attack may have been mistaken for prey, experts say

    10/24/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT · by youngidiot · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2012
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California – A shark that bit and killed a surfer off of California's central coast probably was a great white and may have mistaken the boarder for prey, experts said Wednesday. "Most shark attacks in California are caused by great whites. There's no other species that regularly occurs off of California that could inflict that kind of injury," said Andrew Nosal, a marine biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla.
  • Video: Seeing through a blind surfer

    08/03/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 3 replies
    U~T San Diego ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kevin Acee
    I’m standing on the sand of La Jolla Shores on Friday morning. Out in the water, a blind man stands up on his surf board, and for a moment I feel like I actually might burst into tears. A guy who can’t see has shown me that anything is possible. Derek Rabelo does not stay up long on this first ride of the day. No one would have. The wind is mild. The water is glassy, its waist-high waves more crumbling than crashing. But these few seconds are enough to confirm for me that too much time is spent focused...
  • Video: Laird Hamilton’s ride that redefined Big Wave Surfing

    07/28/2012 8:50:56 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 19 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    On an outer Tahitian reef break known as Teahupo’o, Laird Hamilton road a wave so massive, so powerful, it redefined what big wave riders thought was possible. There may be more ways of pronouncing Teahupo’o than there are letters in the English alphabet. Two of the most common are Chee-yow-po and Cho-poo. No matter how it is pronounced, when there’s large surf, Teahupo’o’s reef break is one of the most dangerous that can be surfed. Unlike most of the world’s big wave spots that break as cresting waves in deep water, Teahupo’o is just a huge mass moving forward as...
  • Gabriel Medina: Surfing? or Acrobatics?

    06/30/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 8 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    Amazing video of Gabriel Medina surfing Pipeline. Just turned 18, has been on the pro circut for only a couple months and he has already won a couple of tournaments (even beating Kelly Slater in SF). Don't let the bikini clad girls distract you from a look at one of the next great stars of surfing. Medina is amazing.
  • Garrett McNamara creditted with biggest wave ever at Portugal: 78′

    06/17/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 21 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell
    Video of Garrett McNamara. from Haleiwa, Oahu has surfed what is considered to be the biggest wave ever. The Hawaiian big wave rider caught the huge monster in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, during the ZON North Canyon Project 2011.
  • This Part II: saturday stoke...Two year old son surfing with his dad, great video

    06/03/2012 3:28:14 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 4 replies
    part ii saturday stokehow my son spends his his own words. (this is a follow-up to two-year-old stoke which is below...surfing with his father...if you haven't seen part i, it is definitely worth the watch before part ii) This is from Chet (the father)He was 2 1/2 when I shot this (part i). He's a giant kid for his age though and as fearless as they come. Most people think he's four because of his size and coordination. The water housing muffles just about all the audio, unfortunately. But yes, he squeals with delight the entire time... Jim Caldwell...
  • Two year old son surfing with his dad, great video

    06/01/2012 4:45:28 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 14 replies
    Great video of father and two year old son surfing on a Saturday. They are just having a blast.
  • Hawaii: Living the dream surfing the Banzai Pipeline

    02/13/2012 8:45:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Feb 2012 | Alex Wade
    Alex Wade had always wanted to surf off Hawaii's north shore. But then he saw the size of the breaks at the Banzai Pipeline.Dave Rastovich, 33, is a professional surfer for the Billabong team. As happens every December, "Rasta" is at Billabong's house on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. He's there to bag some serious water time at the many breaks along what is known as "the seven-mile miracle", a series of world-class waves stretching from the hippie town of Haleiwa on the south-west of the north shore to Sunset Beach towards the north-eastern point. Rasta...

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies ^ | 11-11-11 |
    This may be the first nonpolitical post I've made but this was just too cool not to share: Despite the fact that one wrong move could put Garrett into an early watery grave, crushed by mega tons of water, he appeared to calm and in control, even as he traversed down the most dangerous part of the wave to set a new world record, surfing a 90 foot wave!
  • Riding A Wave And Chilling (Charlie Don´t Surf)

    10/30/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT · by onedoug · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 OCT 2011 | Mike Ives
    Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in....
  • In massive Tahitian waves, the most incredible day of surfing ever?

    08/31/2011 4:22:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Kelly Slater this week won a major surf competition in large waves at a notoriously treacherous venue in Tahiti. But the buzz around the Billabong Pro still is mostly about what transpired during an off day in the middle of the event, when more than a dozen tow surfers took over in gargantuan surf and participated in what some observers described as the most incredible and intense big-wave session ever recorded.
  • Surfing Dog, Ricochet, Helps Disabled Surf

    08/22/2011 10:01:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 22, 2011 | JOHN BERMAN
    There are dogs who play ball, dogs who chase cats and dogs who catch Frisbees. But near San Diego there is Ricochet, a 3-year-old golden retriever who catches waves and captures hearts. Ricochet helps teach disabled people how to surf by acting as a canine co-pilot. "She stabilizes the board," said Sabine Becker, who was born with no arms. "Somehow, she does it so we're not off balance. She is just standing there and just surfs with us." Surfing isn't even Ricochet's first career. From birth, she was trained to be a service dog, a companion to someone who needed...
  • Just Wonderin'

    05/25/2011 5:17:59 PM PDT · by PiperShade · 12 replies
    Piper Shade
    Been noticing something of late, (the last six months). I'm noticing links to anti-administration articles posted on popular web news sites seem to take an inordinate amount of time to load. Sometimes they don't . May be my hardware/software....but could be something else, too...Could be purely subjective I suppose, but a "no connect" "unresponsive program" message isn't imaginary. >PS
  • That Which Lurks below (Shark below surfer caught on video)

    02/02/2011 5:45:32 PM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies · 1+ views
    OneVike ^ | 2/2/11
    While SUP surfing (stand up paddle surfing) with a couple friends, Chuck Paterson saw 2 sharks circling them for about 15 minutes. The next day, Chuck decided to go back out at around the same time and take my his ("GO PRO HD HERO") camera mounted on a 10 ft pole and do some exploring. Sure enough within 5 minutes a 9 ft shark came out of no where and circled him twice and slapped his tail on his board before disappearing. About a minute later a 7 ft young juvenile Great White swam circles around him for 12...
  • 'Surfing rabbi' rallies with British anti-Islam group outside Israel embassy

    10/25/2010 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/25/10 | Staff
    An Orthodox California rabbi running for state senate under the Tea Party banner marched yesterday with a far right-wing anti-Islam group in Britain outside the Israeli Embassy. Rabbi Nachum Shifren, an ex-lifeguard known as the surfing rabbi, is considered a long shot to represent west Los Angeles in the California senate. He has spoken at Tea Party events and says he is a member of the group. The English Defence League has said it wants to foster ties with the American Tea Party, a right-wing group that has also taken anti-Muslim and anti-immigration stances, and the rally, at which Shifren...
  • Friend: Waves turned red after fatal shark attack

    10/22/2010 9:23:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies · 2+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    A bodyboarder killed by a shark at a Central California beach cried out to his friend for help as the shark flashed out of the water, bit into his leg and pulled him under in a tide of blood, the friend said Friday. Matthew Garcia was surfing 2 feet from his friend, 19-year-old Lucas Ransom, when the shark attacked, he said. The whole incident lasted seconds. "When the shark hit him, he just said, 'Help me, dude!' He knew what was going on," Garcia told The Associated Press. "It was really fast. You just saw a red wave and this...
  • How Does One Stay Warm Surfing Through a Northeast Winter? [James Ready: “That high you get"...]

    10/20/2010 10:20:13 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies
    Surfline ^ | 05/10/09 | Gabe
    QUESTION I live in the northeast and want to continue to surf year-round. The H20 temp is around 32F and the air temp is in the 20's. Any tricks on staying somewhat warm? Asked by Gabe ANSWER Maine photographer and surfer Jim Ready responds "There's a variety of methods to stay warm through a New England winter. The best advice is to buy a 6/4/3 -- and maybe a van to change in [laughs]. Some guys, if they're putting on wet rubber, will bring a cooler with hot water and they'll rinse the suit off in the cooler before putting...
  • Do I-net Anonymizers Work ?

    10/15/2010 11:57:11 PM PDT · by MissDairyGoodnessVT · 26 replies
    today | self
    are these anonymizers worth the cost per year or am I throwing my money away?
  • So, what kind of chair do you sit in while you surf the FR?

    08/16/2010 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Scythian · 115 replies
    This is my FreeRepublic Commander 119 Opus/Zot Destroyer. Notice the arm has a joy stick for Friday's "Silliness" thread with an built in "I'd hit it Button" for those who like to reply as such. Ya, it's cool ...
  • Teen mountain climber accused of 'street surfing' - Johnny Strange of Malibu

    05/12/2010 9:37:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 977+ views
    hosted ^ | May 12
    MALIBU (AP) -- A California teen who made headlines as a pioneering mountain climber could face charges for allegedly surfing up the Pacific Coast Highway on top of a car on his way to school.
  • Ewe Won't Believe This

    04/29/2010 5:38:55 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 572+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4-28-10 | STAFF REPORTER
    SHEEP are not exactly born swimmers — but un-baa-lievable Mildred is wowing fans as a talented SURFER. More than 50,000 web surfers have flocked to get a glimpse of the six-year-old. In the footage of her unprecedented surf at St. Agnes in Cornwall the anything but sheepish ewe is seen being helped on to her board by three surfers in wetsuits before being towed out to sea. As the waves carry her back to shore she uses her skill and clever footwork to keep the board steady and straight — before leaping on to the sand. But for her legions...
  • Kite surfer attacked by shark off Stuart Beach dies from multiple bites

    02/03/2010 7:30:37 PM PST · by driftdiver · 27 replies · 1,362+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Michael Laforgia
    A man was killed by sharks in a rare fatal attack this afternoon in the waters off Stuart, authorities said. The man, whose name wasn't made public, was kite surfing south of Stuart Beach about 4:15 p.m. when the sharks attacked him, said Bureau Chief Doug Killane of Martin County Fire-Rescue. A lifeguard spotted the man floating in an unguarded stretch of ocean, jumped on a rescue board and paddled out to him. He pulled the man away from the sharks and carried him back to shore.
  • Internet 'addiction' linked to depression

    02/03/2010 1:44:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies · 522+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rosemary Black
    The longer you spend surfing the Web, the more unhappy you’re likely to be, says a new study from Great Britain that shows that Internet “addicts” are more likely to be depressed. Researchers analyzed Internet use and depression levels in more than 1,000 British residents between the ages of 16 and 51. Some 1.2% were labeled “Internet addicted” by researchers at Leeds University.
  • President Barack Obama's Daughters Surfed Through The End Of 2009, Showing Off Their Skills..

    01/01/2010 11:06:45 AM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies · 6,641+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 01st 2010
    President Barack Obama's Daughters Surfed Through The End Of 2009, Showing Off Their Skills On The Waves To Their Mother While On Holiday In Hawaii. [Pics in URL] Michelle Obama clapped as Malia and even her younger sister Sasha both managed to stand up on their boards to ride the waves in.
  • Surfin' USA: Obama's daughters hit the waves in Hawaii as their dad hits the links

    01/01/2010 5:17:13 AM PST · by maggief · 99 replies · 3,437+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | January 1, 2010
    President Barack Obama's daughters surfed through the end of 2009, showing off their skills on the waves to their mother while on holiday in Hawaii. Michelle Obama clapped as Malia and even her younger sister Sasha both managed to stand up on their boards to ride the waves in.
  • Vanity: Surfing Glitch Needs Computer Wizard

    12/27/2009 1:52:46 PM PST · by WestwardHo · 28 replies · 962+ views
    Home PC, Vista, Windows, Comodo, Malwarebytes. Everything seems clean and fast. Problem: Example: Homepage opens, go to Fox, go to Drudge, go to Free Republic, etc. Here's the problem, and because it's more and more frequent, and yet random, I can't figure it out. If I'm at one of those sites and try to go to an external site, retrace my steps, or even open a post, it won't open and begins to "time out" forever. I had the same problem with AVG before switching to Comodo, which I love! (My son showed me how to clean the registry and...
  • Surfing Near-Miss

    08/27/2009 4:30:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 892+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/27/09 | R. Stickney
    An amazing pic captured just off OB shows two surfers getting oh, too close. Local photographer David Poller was enjoying a Monday in Ocean Beach, taking pictures of people enjoying the coast. At one point, he was focusing on a man surfing and realized the surfer was getting a little too close to another. He leaned on his shutter and captured the near-miss happening right before his eyes. "Neither of the guys were injured and no one got aggro afterwards," Poller writes. "I think they were more surprised than anything else." You can see the before and after pics and...