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Reasons Why You’re Not Too Old to Learn to Surf

Surfing is not a sport exclusive to the young, athletic, and tanned. It’s enjoyed by men and women of all ages and is not an activity that needs to be learned as a child. As we age, it is vital to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. In the quest for the fountain of youth, why not learn to surf? You’re never too old to enjoy riding waves.

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The story on Lance Knight of Lance’s Right fame

Back in 1991, the Mentawai Islands in Sumatra were a whisper on the lips of only the most learned surf travellers. Why would anyone bother searching deeper into Indonesia when there was the most perfect left in the world (Grajagan in Java), the most perfect right (Nias just off northern Sumatra) and, between all that, the sublime treats of Bali that included Uluwatu and Padang Padang?

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Kelly Slater Announced Purps Healthy Drinks

Kelly Slater has announced the arrival of Purps, a healthy alternative to the high-in-sugar brands that currently occupy the surf drinks market. This offering comes as no surprise from the 11 time champ, he’s notorious for his love of healthy living and promotes it on his Instagram account almost daily. Purps is the brainchild of Slater, Pat Tenore and Dr. Chris Schaumburg.

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6 People to Avoid in the Lineup

Chances are good that you are either one of these people, know of these people, or have been one of these people.

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Shark Attack Caught On Camera at Manhattan Beach

A 10 foot long great white shark, hooked by a fisherman and fighting for its life, took a bite on a distance swimmer in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier this past weekend.

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Surfers warned after approaching large whale

Surfers near Sydney, Australia, could not resist the urge to approach a large whale that was spotted close to shore on Sunday, and as a result they were warned by authorities to stop harassing the mammal.

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Surfing Jaws On a Pair of Skis

Water skiing is pretty fun. So we’ve seen some pretty crazy things in our time but this has to be one of the strangest. Tackling the infamous Jaws wave in Hawaii on a pair of skis? Chuck Patterson must be at least slightly nuts. Ok so the skis aren’t quite the ones you’d see in an Olympic downhill (they look more like modified water skis) but otherwise he’s gone the whole hog.

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Best Surfing Boat Trips You’ll Ever Take

A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.

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The world’s most dangerous shark zones for surfing

Sharky shark sharks. The source of so much controversy these days and so misunderstood! Sparked by an unprecedented run of fatal attacks off the coast of Reunion Island and Western Australia both starting in 2011, the introduction of new shark culling policies continue to make headlines as they’re continually denounced by animal-rights activists, especially in Australia, less so in Reunion Island where local inhabitants have been more in support of action.

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The World’s Most Infamous Surf Gangs

When it comes to the surf gang, it remains unclear whether or not notoriety is something to shoot for. On one hand, surf gangs are a product of an ever-increasing amount of surfers around the globe, and are often locals of a certain spot that seek to protect them from overcrowding.

On the other, they often resort to acts of serious intimidation and violence in order to achieve their goals. The result is run-ins with the law, and a bad reputation among the surf community at large. For better or for worse, and in no particular order, the following is a list of the surf world’s most infamous surf gangs.

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