Category Archives: Orange County Surf Report

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Kelly Slater will not compete in 2014 U.S. Open of Surfing – #USOpenofSurfing #OC

VIA – LA TIMES   Kelly Slater, competing in a March pro surfing event, has pulled out of the U.S. Open in Huntington Beach. (Kelly Cestari for ASP / EPA)   By Stacey Leasca contact the reporter This article is related to: Kelly Slater   July 28, 2014, 2:06 PM     Surf superstar Kelly … Continue reading Kelly Slater will not compete in 2014 U.S. Open of Surfing – #USOpenofSurfing #OC

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#Newport Beach lifeguard drowns in large #surf – #OC #hero #humanity #aloha

Newport beach lifeguard Ben Carlson A lifeguard drowned Sunday evening while attempting to save a swimmer’s life in large and treacherous surf off Newport Beach, California. Ben Carlson, 32, was pronounced dead soon after being pulled from the ocean at 8 p.m. City officials said it was the first on-duty fatality in the 100-plus years … Continue reading #Newport Beach lifeguard drowns in large #surf – #OC #hero #humanity #aloha

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Surfboard shape-off goes to Hind – #art #design #surf

VIA – THE COAST NEWS   By staff May 28, 2014 • 171 views • 0 comments DEL MAR — Longtime surfboard craftsman Roger Hinds won the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters shaping competition May 18, honoring Ben Aipa. Six shapers were tasked with replicating a classic Aipa Sting. The board was made … Continue reading Surfboard shape-off goes to Hind – #art #design #surf

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Hundreds take to water in tribute to surfing icon Hobie Alter – #aloha #surf #oc

VIA – OC REGISTER t about 5 p.m. Friday, hundreds of surfers and rowers gathered around a Hobie Cat catamaran off the shore of Doheny State Beach to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer Hobie Alter. BRUCE CHAMBERS, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER BY LAYLAN CONNELLY / STAFF WRITER Published: April 18, 2014 Updated: … Continue reading Hundreds take to water in tribute to surfing icon Hobie Alter – #aloha #surf #oc

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Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History

RIP to a man I personally admired so very much… Surfboard, sailboat innovator ‘Hobie’ Alter dies AP 12:24 a.m. EDT March 31, 2014 PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the “Hobie Cat” sailboat, has died. He was 80. Alter … Continue reading Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History