Monthly Archives: February 2009

Surfing in Cuba

Where theres a will theres a way as proven by these surfers in Cuba. Its great that anyone with enough stoke will find a way to catch a wave (however mushy!)

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Big Wave surfer pleads not guilty in Fatal wreck

From the SanDiego Union Tribune: “NORTH COUNTY COURTS — Well-known big-wave surfer Milton Willis pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and two counts of felony DUI yesterday in a crash last year that killed his passenger. Willis, 52, of … Continue reading

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Don’t Aliens like “Green” Energy?

Here on the East coast our landscape is peppered with Wind Turbine farms, both offshore and near shore. Which is a great because they not only generate environmentally sustainable energy but show us the wind direction for surfing at a … Continue reading

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The dangers of cold water

Here in the UK its been one of the coldest winters in decades. Based on the East coast we are used to surfing North Sea winter water temps of around 5 C (41F), but when combined with weeks of sub-zero … Continue reading

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Pipeline offers up some beatings on a solid swell at HIC Pro

“There was more bloodshed and hold-downs at Pipeline than a UFC match today (06th Feb 09) as 56 of Hawaii’s best Pipeline surfers put it all on the line at the HIC Pipeline Pro in a bid to secure a … Continue reading

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Europe becomes the global epicentre of big waves

Forget Hawaii, Nor-cal and South America, this winter season all of the big wave action has been focused on Europe with spots like Belharra in France, Isla Pancha in Spain and Irelands West coast spawning some monster swells. According to … Continue reading

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Billabong XXL big wave awards

Two months remain in the yearlong period for the Ninth Annual Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards and several of Australia’s top riders are in contention for nominations. The $130,000 Billabong XXL Awards are the Oscars of big wave riding, … Continue reading

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Closing the door: Rabbit steps down as ASP president

After 10 years of service as President of ASP International, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew (AUS), 54, will be stepping down from the post, effective at the end of March 2009. “After deep consideration, I have decided not to seek a fifth … Continue reading

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