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PHOTOS: Paddleboarders And Whales – Don’t Try This At Home

VIA – SEATTLE PI Paddleboarders And Whales – Don’t Try This At Home Humpback breaches near paddle boarder in Colombia (Photo by Dan Merkel) Candace Calloway Whiting Candace Calloway Whiting has studied and trained dolphins, seals, and orca whales. She is currently a volunteer at the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor. For the […]

Best Local Surf Shops on Oahu

VIA – ALOHA UPDATE Best Local Surf Shops on Oahu September 24, 2011 The surfing world has become very commercial and so has most of the surf shops on the island. It seems like big mainland companies like Billabong have bought almost every surf shop. If you want to keep your money on island and […]

VIDEO: Shark attacks Kauai canoe paddler

VIA – KHON Shark attacks Kauai canoe paddler Reported by: Ron Mizutani Email: rmizutani@khon2.com A veteran canoe paddler is grateful to be alive after encountering a shark off Kauai’s south shore. Tom Bartlett’s one-man canoe was severely damaged after a shark bit his vessel twice about a half mile offshore. Poipu to Salt Pond is […]

Case Hardened: Derek Dunfee

VIA – ESPN Photo: Jason Murray – Dunfee hits Maverick’s at dawn on a solo mission to get sized up without the crowd. Case Hardened: Derek Dunfee Sep 23 01:30 PM ET By Scott Hulet La Jolla’s Windansea beach is hallowed ground in the surf realm. The sport took root here in the forties, with […]

WIn Lunch and Surfing with the Inspirational Soul Surfer, Bethany Hamilton, in Southern CA or Kauai, HI @BethanyHamilton

VIA – CHARITY BUZZ Enjoy Lunch and Surfing with the Inspirational Soul Surfer, Bethany Hamilton, in Southern CA or Kauai, HI Description The winner and a guest will enjoy a picnic lunch and surfing with the inspirational Soul Surfer, Bethany Hamilton, in Southern CA or Kauai, HI plus take home a signed copy of her […]

San Onofre sewage spill closes popular beach – #SurfReport

VIA – OC REGISTER San Onofre sewage spill closes popular beach It was a 7,000-gallon release at 4 p.m. Thursday from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Officials say it would have been diffused as it mixed in with a million gallons per minute of water being released from the plant’s cooling system. Published: Sept. […]

Hurricane Hilary strengthens off Mexico's Pacific – West Coast #SurfReport

VIA – AFP Hurricane Hilary strengthens off Mexico’s Pacific AFP) – 8 hours ago Hurricane Hilary strengthens off Mexico’s Pacific (AFP) – 8 hours ago MIAMI — Hurricane Hilary strengthened Thursday off the southwestern Pacific coast of Mexico, threatening to punish coastal areas with strong winds and heavy surf, forecasters said. Hilary, a Category Two […]

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