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Laird Hamilton shoots the Malibu Pier

Laird Hamilton, a legendary big-wave surfer, made headlines Wednesday by helping to rescue a surfer in distress in enormous surf at Surfrider State Beach in Malibu. But it’s what Hamilton did Tuesday evening that has captured the attention of surfers  monitoring highlights during a powerful swell generated by Hurricane Marie, off Mexico about 1,000 miles away.

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Drop in, Whose Fault is it?

In many spots around the world, the dreaded drop-in can end in fistfights and sometimes worse. It’s important to observe the correct etiquette while you’re out there surfing, otherwise things will just descend in to total chaos.

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9 Ways to Have More Fun Surfing in a Crowd

It is true that today’s broad surfing community possesses variable – and sometimes questionable – understanding of surfing etiquette. Add in a few individuals suffering from a sense of entitlement and a few others who simply demonstrate a lack of common courtesy or respect for their fellow enthusiasts, and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session.

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Five Surfing Injuries You Probably Don’t Want

Due to the unpredictable nature of the environment we frolic in daily, surfers are getting injured all the time – including the professionals. During the Teahupo’o trials this past week, a ghastly wipeout forced Kevin Bourez into the reef headfirst. Following surgical treatment of head fractures and facial lacerations, he is now in a stable condition and on the road to recovery. While you shouldn’t let incidences like the above scare you, we thought it prudent to have a look at the various setbacks endured by some of our favourite surfing stars, how they recovered and what (not) to do if faced with a similar situation.

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6-Year Old Quincy Symonds, Surfing and Skateboard Princess

It’s hard to believe that a little girl in pigtails, who’s only in her first year of school, could possibly be the best six-year-old surfer and skater in the world.

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How to get out of a rip current

Rip currents—they’re the most common way beachgoers get in trouble when taking a dip in the ocean. Every year, swimmers and bathers needlessly perish at the hands of these swift-moving currents of water.

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North Korea Launches Surfing Tours

There are few countries left undiscovered when it comes to surfing. Now, North Korea is opening its doors for the first time for foreigners to ride their empty waves.

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5 of surfing’s smartest inventions

From the humble fin to wheels on boardbags, here are five designs that have made the surfing world a better place.

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Taj and Mark Mathew Attempting Dangerous Surf Photography

Taj Burrow has been towed into The Right and photographed by big wave charger Mark Mathews. Both in the same wave. But was it a good idea?

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Life Lessons Learned From Surfing

People who don’t surf will often look at a surfer’s lifestyle and scratch their heads. The idea of devoting one’s life to finding (and riding) that fabled perfect wave seems a bit juvenile (if not completely obsessive) to some. It’s no secret that surfers march to a different drum, with salt-bleached hair, a perma-grin from endless stoke, and an attitude that is perhaps a little less high strung than if they were not completely in love with the ocean and the waves she brings with her from far away. So here are a few reasons how surfing helps lead one to a better understanding of life.

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