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  • Surfing Dog Paddle-Out Memorializes Teen Cancer Victim

    06/09/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 | Andie Adams
    Family and friends remembered the 15-year-old Florida teen who lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this yearA paddle-out at La Jolla Shores Sunday celebrated a 15-year-old brain cancer victim and the surfing dog who made him feel "normal for a day," his mother said. Last year, Florida teenager Caleb Acosta was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor, prompting rounds of surgery, radiation and physical therapy. During the difficult treatments, Caleb heard of the San Diego-based dog “Ricochet” that surfs with people with disabilities, special needs and other disorders. It became Caleb’s dream to take to the waves with...
  • Man in sombrero and poncho accused of 'surfing' on top of MBTA commuter train

    05/06/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | May 5, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WORCESTER, Mass., May 5 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man who was drinking during a Saturday afternoon pub crawl in Boston was allegedly found “surfing” on top of an MBTA commuter train while wearing a sombrero and poncho that night. The train's engineer stopped the train between Southborough and Ashland after being told someone was on top of the train while it was traveling 40 mph.
  • How to DISAPPEAR from the internet: Nine-step guide

    03/08/2014 6:58:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-7-14 | Victoria Woollaston
    Could you give up the internet for Lent - or even for good? Following various reports about companies stealing information and complaints about oversharing on social media, a web hosting firm has created a nine-step guide on how to disappear from the web completely. It includes deactivating accounts, removing links from search results and how to remove yourself from various lists - and for people who'd rather just stay hidden than disappear, the guide also gives tips on how to use the internet anonymously. 'Social media has made everyone’s life an open book - one that’s open a bit too...
  • How Climate Change Could Wipe Out Surfing

    08/09/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Care2 Make a Difference ^ | August 8, 2013 | by Kiley Kroh
    Both the sport and culture of surfing are increasingly at risk due to the effects of climate change. Quite simply, surfing is reliant on healthy oceans and coasts. So as climate change drives fundamental changes — sea-level rise, ocean warming and acidification — the result could be a great readjusting, and potential loss, of the world’s surf communities. Chad Nelsen-Wanker, environmental director for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots network of surfers in eighteen countries around the globe, explains that the world’s surf spots are very sensitive to change. While surfers are often the most attuned to the conditions that impact...
  • Reunion Island bans surfing, plans massive shark kill

    07/30/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    grindtv.com ^ | 07/30/2013 | Pete Thomas
    Reunion Island is known for its world-class waves, pristine swimming beaches and, in recent years, shark attacks that are tarnishing the image of this idyllic Indian Ocean paradise. Now, in the aftermath of a fatal attack on a 15-year-old girl earlier this month (the second deadly attack in three months and fifth since 2011), the French-controlled island has embarked on an extreme plan in the hope of ending the bloodshed—or at least making locals and visitors feel safer. Surfer magazine reported Monday that the government has banned swimming and surfing in all but the island’s shallow lagoon through October 1....
  • Ka'anapali beaches closed following shark attack

    04/03/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    KGMB and KHNL ^ | April 2, 2013 | Hawaii News Now
    Wailuku, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 58-year-old man visiting from Marina Del Rey, California was bitten by a shark Tuesday morning, in waters fronting 110 Ka'anapali Shores Place, officials say. The incident was reported at around 8:30 a.m. Surfers were evacuated from the water and the beach is closed for a mile in both directions from the area where the shark bite took place. Maui officials say the victim suffered two deep lacerations on the right thigh, above the knee. Video
  • Israeli surfers rescue 8 drowning children in Hawaii

    02/10/2013 10:16:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/10/13 | staff
    Three Israeli surfers went to the aid of eight children struggling in the waters off Hawaii on Saturday, Channel 2 television reported, after huge waves began surging toward the coast. The three - Tzvika Elias, Yair Naftali and Gabi Liptz - were hailed as heroes by the children’s parents. “We had gone to a remote beach half an hour from Honolulu,” 30-year-old Elias, who lives in New York, told Channel 2. “The waves there were high, huge breakers about four meters high, and as the minutes past, the waves got stronger and even higher.” Elias and his friends then saw...
  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • California surfer killed in shark attack may have been mistaken for prey, experts say

    10/24/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT · by youngidiot · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2012
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California – A shark that bit and killed a surfer off of California's central coast probably was a great white and may have mistaken the boarder for prey, experts said Wednesday. "Most shark attacks in California are caused by great whites. There's no other species that regularly occurs off of California that could inflict that kind of injury," said Andrew Nosal, a marine biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla.
  • Video: Seeing through a blind surfer

    08/03/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 3 replies
    U~T San Diego ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kevin Acee
    I’m standing on the sand of La Jolla Shores on Friday morning. Out in the water, a blind man stands up on his surf board, and for a moment I feel like I actually might burst into tears. A guy who can’t see has shown me that anything is possible. Derek Rabelo does not stay up long on this first ride of the day. No one would have. The wind is mild. The water is glassy, its waist-high waves more crumbling than crashing. But these few seconds are enough to confirm for me that too much time is spent focused...
  • Video: Laird Hamilton’s ride that redefined Big Wave Surfing

    07/28/2012 8:50:56 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 19 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    On an outer Tahitian reef break known as Teahupo’o, Laird Hamilton road a wave so massive, so powerful, it redefined what big wave riders thought was possible. There may be more ways of pronouncing Teahupo’o than there are letters in the English alphabet. Two of the most common are Chee-yow-po and Cho-poo. No matter how it is pronounced, when there’s large surf, Teahupo’o’s reef break is one of the most dangerous that can be surfed. Unlike most of the world’s big wave spots that break as cresting waves in deep water, Teahupo’o is just a huge mass moving forward as...
  • Gabriel Medina: Surfing? or Acrobatics?

    06/30/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 8 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    Amazing video of Gabriel Medina surfing Pipeline. Just turned 18, has been on the pro circut for only a couple months and he has already won a couple of tournaments (even beating Kelly Slater in SF). Don't let the bikini clad girls distract you from a look at one of the next great stars of surfing. Medina is amazing.
  • Garrett McNamara creditted with biggest wave ever at Portugal: 78′

    06/17/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 21 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell
    Video of Garrett McNamara. from Haleiwa, Oahu has surfed what is considered to be the biggest wave ever. The Hawaiian big wave rider caught the huge monster in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, during the ZON North Canyon Project 2011.
  • This Part II: saturday stoke...Two year old son surfing with his dad, great video

    06/03/2012 3:28:14 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 4 replies
    part ii saturday stokehow my son spends his saturdays...in his own words. (this is a follow-up to two-year-old stoke which is below...surfing with his father...if you haven't seen part i, it is definitely worth the watch before part ii) This is from Chet (the father)He was 2 1/2 when I shot this (part i). He's a giant kid for his age though and as fearless as they come. Most people think he's four because of his size and coordination. The water housing muffles just about all the audio, unfortunately. But yes, he squeals with delight the entire time... Jim Caldwell...
  • Two year old son surfing with his dad, great video

    06/01/2012 4:45:28 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 14 replies
    Great video of father and two year old son surfing on a Saturday. They are just having a blast.
  • Hawaii: Living the dream surfing the Banzai Pipeline

    02/13/2012 8:45:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Feb 2012 | Alex Wade
    Alex Wade had always wanted to surf off Hawaii's north shore. But then he saw the size of the breaks at the Banzai Pipeline.Dave Rastovich, 33, is a professional surfer for the Billabong team. As happens every December, "Rasta" is at Billabong's house on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. He's there to bag some serious water time at the many breaks along what is known as "the seven-mile miracle", a series of world-class waves stretching from the hippie town of Haleiwa on the south-west of the north shore to Sunset Beach towards the north-eastern point. Rasta...
  • SURFER BREAKS WORLD RECORD RIDING 90 FOOT WAVE!

    11/11/2011 12:12:09 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    This may be the first nonpolitical post I've made but this was just too cool not to share: Despite the fact that one wrong move could put Garrett into an early watery grave, crushed by mega tons of water, he appeared to calm and in control, even as he traversed down the most dangerous part of the wave to set a new world record, surfing a 90 foot wave!
  • Riding A Wave And Chilling (Charlie Don´t Surf)

    10/30/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT · by onedoug · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 OCT 2011 | Mike Ives
    Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in....
  • In massive Tahitian waves, the most incredible day of surfing ever?

    08/31/2011 4:22:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Kelly Slater this week won a major surf competition in large waves at a notoriously treacherous venue in Tahiti. But the buzz around the Billabong Pro still is mostly about what transpired during an off day in the middle of the event, when more than a dozen tow surfers took over in gargantuan surf and participated in what some observers described as the most incredible and intense big-wave session ever recorded.
  • Surfing Dog, Ricochet, Helps Disabled Surf

    08/22/2011 10:01:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 22, 2011 | JOHN BERMAN
    There are dogs who play ball, dogs who chase cats and dogs who catch Frisbees. But near San Diego there is Ricochet, a 3-year-old golden retriever who catches waves and captures hearts. Ricochet helps teach disabled people how to surf by acting as a canine co-pilot. "She stabilizes the board," said Sabine Becker, who was born with no arms. "Somehow, she does it so we're not off balance. She is just standing there and just surfs with us." Surfing isn't even Ricochet's first career. From birth, she was trained to be a service dog, a companion to someone who needed...
  • Just Wonderin'

    05/25/2011 5:17:59 PM PDT · by PiperShade · 12 replies
    Piper Shade
    Been noticing something of late, (the last six months). I'm noticing links to anti-administration articles posted on popular web news sites seem to take an inordinate amount of time to load. Sometimes they don't . May be my hardware/software....but could be something else, too...Could be purely subjective I suppose, but a "no connect" "unresponsive program" message isn't imaginary. >PS
  • That Which Lurks below (Shark below surfer caught on video)

    02/02/2011 5:45:32 PM PST · by OneVike · 35 replies · 1+ views
    OneVike ^ | 2/2/11
    While SUP surfing (stand up paddle surfing) with a couple friends, Chuck Paterson saw 2 sharks circling them for about 15 minutes. The next day, Chuck decided to go back out at around the same time and take my his ("GO PRO HD HERO") camera mounted on a 10 ft pole and do some exploring. Sure enough within 5 minutes a 9 ft shark came out of no where and circled him twice and slapped his tail on his board before disappearing. About a minute later a 7 ft young juvenile Great White swam circles around him for 12...
  • 'Surfing rabbi' rallies with British anti-Islam group outside Israel embassy

    10/25/2010 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10/25/10 | Staff
    An Orthodox California rabbi running for state senate under the Tea Party banner marched yesterday with a far right-wing anti-Islam group in Britain outside the Israeli Embassy. Rabbi Nachum Shifren, an ex-lifeguard known as the surfing rabbi, is considered a long shot to represent west Los Angeles in the California senate. He has spoken at Tea Party events and says he is a member of the group. The English Defence League has said it wants to foster ties with the American Tea Party, a right-wing group that has also taken anti-Muslim and anti-immigration stances, and the rally, at which Shifren...
  • Friend: Waves turned red after fatal shark attack

    10/22/2010 9:23:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies · 2+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    A bodyboarder killed by a shark at a Central California beach cried out to his friend for help as the shark flashed out of the water, bit into his leg and pulled him under in a tide of blood, the friend said Friday. Matthew Garcia was surfing 2 feet from his friend, 19-year-old Lucas Ransom, when the shark attacked, he said. The whole incident lasted seconds. "When the shark hit him, he just said, 'Help me, dude!' He knew what was going on," Garcia told The Associated Press. "It was really fast. You just saw a red wave and this...
  • How Does One Stay Warm Surfing Through a Northeast Winter? [James Ready: “That high you get"...]

    10/20/2010 10:20:13 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies
    Surfline ^ | 05/10/09 | Gabe
    QUESTION I live in the northeast and want to continue to surf year-round. The H20 temp is around 32F and the air temp is in the 20's. Any tricks on staying somewhat warm? Asked by Gabe ANSWER Maine photographer and surfer Jim Ready responds "There's a variety of methods to stay warm through a New England winter. The best advice is to buy a 6/4/3 -- and maybe a van to change in [laughs]. Some guys, if they're putting on wet rubber, will bring a cooler with hot water and they'll rinse the suit off in the cooler before putting...
  • Do I-net Anonymizers Work ?

    10/15/2010 11:57:11 PM PDT · by MissDairyGoodnessVT · 26 replies
    today | self
    are these anonymizers worth the cost per year or am I throwing my money away?
  • So, what kind of chair do you sit in while you surf the FR?

    08/16/2010 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Scythian · 115 replies
    This is my FreeRepublic Commander 119 Opus/Zot Destroyer. Notice the arm has a joy stick for Friday's "Silliness" thread with an built in "I'd hit it Button" for those who like to reply as such. Ya, it's cool ...
  • Teen mountain climber accused of 'street surfing' - Johnny Strange of Malibu

    05/12/2010 9:37:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 977+ views
    hosted ^ | May 12
    MALIBU (AP) -- A California teen who made headlines as a pioneering mountain climber could face charges for allegedly surfing up the Pacific Coast Highway on top of a car on his way to school.
  • Ewe Won't Believe This

    04/29/2010 5:38:55 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 572+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4-28-10 | STAFF REPORTER
    SHEEP are not exactly born swimmers — but un-baa-lievable Mildred is wowing fans as a talented SURFER. More than 50,000 web surfers have flocked to get a glimpse of the six-year-old. In the footage of her unprecedented surf at St. Agnes in Cornwall the anything but sheepish ewe is seen being helped on to her board by three surfers in wetsuits before being towed out to sea. As the waves carry her back to shore she uses her skill and clever footwork to keep the board steady and straight — before leaping on to the sand. But for her legions...
  • Kite surfer attacked by shark off Stuart Beach dies from multiple bites

    02/03/2010 7:30:37 PM PST · by driftdiver · 27 replies · 1,362+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Michael Laforgia
    A man was killed by sharks in a rare fatal attack this afternoon in the waters off Stuart, authorities said. The man, whose name wasn't made public, was kite surfing south of Stuart Beach about 4:15 p.m. when the sharks attacked him, said Bureau Chief Doug Killane of Martin County Fire-Rescue. A lifeguard spotted the man floating in an unguarded stretch of ocean, jumped on a rescue board and paddled out to him. He pulled the man away from the sharks and carried him back to shore.
  • Internet 'addiction' linked to depression

    02/03/2010 1:44:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies · 522+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rosemary Black
    The longer you spend surfing the Web, the more unhappy you’re likely to be, says a new study from Great Britain that shows that Internet “addicts” are more likely to be depressed. Researchers analyzed Internet use and depression levels in more than 1,000 British residents between the ages of 16 and 51. Some 1.2% were labeled “Internet addicted” by researchers at Leeds University.
  • President Barack Obama's Daughters Surfed Through The End Of 2009, Showing Off Their Skills..

    01/01/2010 11:06:45 AM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies · 6,641+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 01st 2010
    President Barack Obama's Daughters Surfed Through The End Of 2009, Showing Off Their Skills On The Waves To Their Mother While On Holiday In Hawaii. [Pics in URL] Michelle Obama clapped as Malia and even her younger sister Sasha both managed to stand up on their boards to ride the waves in.
  • Surfin' USA: Obama's daughters hit the waves in Hawaii as their dad hits the links

    01/01/2010 5:17:13 AM PST · by maggief · 99 replies · 3,437+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | January 1, 2010
    President Barack Obama's daughters surfed through the end of 2009, showing off their skills on the waves to their mother while on holiday in Hawaii. Michelle Obama clapped as Malia and even her younger sister Sasha both managed to stand up on their boards to ride the waves in.
  • Vanity: Surfing Glitch Needs Computer Wizard

    12/27/2009 1:52:46 PM PST · by WestwardHo · 28 replies · 962+ views
    Home PC, Vista, Windows, Comodo, Malwarebytes. Everything seems clean and fast. Problem: Example: Homepage opens, go to Fox, go to Drudge, go to Free Republic, etc. Here's the problem, and because it's more and more frequent, and yet random, I can't figure it out. If I'm at one of those sites and try to go to an external site, retrace my steps, or even open a post, it won't open and begins to "time out" forever. I had the same problem with AVG before switching to Comodo, which I love! (My son showed me how to clean the registry and...
  • Surfing Near-Miss

    08/27/2009 4:30:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 892+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/27/09 | R. Stickney
    An amazing pic captured just off OB shows two surfers getting oh, too close. Local photographer David Poller was enjoying a Monday in Ocean Beach, taking pictures of people enjoying the coast. At one point, he was focusing on a man surfing and realized the surfer was getting a little too close to another. He leaned on his shutter and captured the near-miss happening right before his eyes. "Neither of the guys were injured and no one got aggro afterwards," Poller writes. "I think they were more surprised than anything else." You can see the before and after pics and...
  • TV in Southern Oregon just issued a Tsunami warning for Souther Oregon

    08/04/2009 2:16:01 PM PDT · by milagro · 63 replies · 7,530+ views
    TV warning
    Anyone else in Southern Oregon hear the Tsuanmi warning--was just watching HGTV and it appeared across the screen. Just curious if this is a test--or a real warning.
  • Gnarly: from abuse victim, to prostitute, to surfer, to minister

    07/19/2009 4:53:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 974+ views
    Deacon's bench ^ | July 18, 2009 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    A former champion surfer, Mary Setterholm suffered sexual abuse and turned to prostitution before finding a new path. Next month, she’ll begin the master’s of divinity program at Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary. Real life stories of redemption and healing don't get much better than this. How long until Lifetime turns it into a movie? From the Los Angeles Times: It's another beautiful day in paradise and I'm out on the ocean, riding waves with a former national surfing champion and onetime prostitute who's about to join a seminary. Go ahead, try to name one other state where I could...
  • A wave of forgiveness

    07/18/2009 10:21:48 AM PDT · by thecodont · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | July 19 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
    It's another beautiful day in paradise and I'm out on the ocean, riding waves with a former national surfing champion and onetime prostitute who's about to join a seminary. Go ahead, try to name one other state where I could have written that sentence. "Terrific!" yells Mary Setterholm, my instructor, who forgives my every wipeout and cheers when I finally ride a wave all the way to shore. Setterholm, who now runs a Santa Monica surfing school, won the U.S. Women's title in 1972, at age 17. And you're not going to believe where her trophy is: On Cardinal Roger...
  • Frog Surfs on Back of Koi Carp - Pictures

    06/24/2009 10:15:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 972+ views
    Mirror ^ | 6/23/09
    A frog has been snapped riding on top of a fish. The crafty creature was caught surfing on the head of the bright yellow Koi carp in a stunned couple's pond in their back garden. Amazingly Terry and Margaret Huggins said they watched the fun-loving frog hitch a ride on the super-cool carp for 30 minutes before it hopped off at 7am one morning. Advertisement - article continues below » Quick-thinking Mr Huggins, 76, of Warboys, Cambs, grabbed his camera and took pictures of the incredible natural double act. Terry, of Warboys, near Huntingdon, Cambs, said: "I've never seen anything...
  • Jordy Smith pulls arguably the best surfing move ever

    06/22/2009 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Scythian · 41 replies · 2,154+ views
    Watch the video, they are saying he turned surfing into a whole new sport with this one move, now, everything is going to change .... Video
  • For the Surfers at Huntington Beach, CA

    06/19/2009 11:11:39 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 26 replies · 1,710+ views
    Photo Location ^ | 6-19-09 | Jesse Ellis
    Sometimes, I just have to post a semi naughty.
  • Poll to FREEP: Is waterboarding torture?

    01/22/2009 10:16:24 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 57 replies · 987+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | January 22, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Is waterboarding torture? Yes 60% (465 votes) No 40% (304 votes) Total votes: 769
  • Youtube danielsam34

    12/26/2008 1:40:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 511+ views
    Youtube ^ | unknown | danielsam34
    See the Link
  • Hydrofoil Surfing (video link and pic)

    11/17/2008 8:14:28 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 13 replies · 766+ views
    11/17/2008 | Jack Everest
    I stumbled across this pic and video (see link below) this morning and thought it was pretty incredible and maybe worth sharing... Here's the video link...Cloud Surfing
  • The moment surfer takes on 41-foot monster wave... and lives to tell the tale

    11/07/2008 3:09:53 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 65 replies · 6,253+ views
    DailyMailonline ^ | 07th November 2008 | Wil Longbottom
    A daredevil surfer is pictured tackling a giant 41 foot wave in a bid to win himself a prestigious award. Kerby Brown took on the monster during a session at a top secret reef, and nearly didn't live to tell the tale. Moments after these pictures were taken, he suffered a devastating wipeout which nearly killed him. He said: 'Usually the wave never steps out or goes evil like that one, but it just went dry - the hardest wave I've ever had to surf. 'I went straight over over the lip and did about 10 backflips and then pulled...
  • Hang Five

    06/30/2008 7:28:20 AM PDT · by fings · 3 replies · 93+ views
    I live in a land locked area so when I see news like this it makes me jealous. While I get to trek up mountains, carrying my owners lunch and drink on my back, these dogs get to go out and surf. Yeah, that’s right, surf. (This year was the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition at Imperial Beach in California. These canines bring a whole new meaning to the term sea dog.) See last years winner on video...
  • Surfer's Baja Tale Is Warning To Others (American Tourists Robbed And Raped In Mexico)

    11/19/2007 11:16:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies · 2,820+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | November 19, 2007 | Terry Rodgers
    Surfer's Baja tale is warning to others Camping trip ended in robbery, assault By Terry Rodgers UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER November 19, 2007 Pat Weber didn't plan on being part of a crime trend that has generated worldwide buzz this past week, but he didn't have much choice. The Encinitas resident and surfing instructor got lost on a dirt road in Baja California last month while looking for a surfing spot called Cuatro Casas. He and his girlfriend decided to park for the night on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Just after sundown, two men wearing ski masks approached Weber's motor...
  • Global surf community rises against BA (British Airways) surfboard ban

    11/02/2007 3:47:58 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 6 replies · 104+ views
    Global Surf News ^ | 30 October, 2007 | Staff
    Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 30 October, 2007 : - - Since British Airways (BA) announced a ban on surfboards on all flights (effective from 6th Nov), the surf community across the world has been reacting to the shock new position and taking decisive action to push for a reversal on the decision. In hoards, surfers from across the globe, including the World Number One, Mick Fanning, have been signing up to a global petition created by the British Surfing Association (BSA) and international governing bodies, key surf brands and thousands of individuals have been issuing statements and joining a...
  • A Way to Find Your Corner of the Internet Sky

    10/07/2007 7:10:39 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 7 replies · 517+ views
    NYT ^ | October 7, 2007 | MIGUEL HELFT
    IF you know what you’re looking for online, Google and other Internet search engines do a pretty good job of helping you find it. But what if you don’t know exactly what you want? Say you are a soccer fan, but you are neither in the market for new cleats nor in search of the buzz on Greg Ryan, the coach of the United States women’s team. Instead, you just want to see interesting soccer sites. Googling “interesting soccer” or “great soccer stuff” is not likely to be satisfying. A Web service called StumbleUpon has spent the last six years...
  • Surfer Rides Alaska Glacier's Giant Wave

    08/20/2007 12:20:27 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 23 replies · 1,655+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Maurice Chittenden
    As the newest extreme sport, it is more "Titanic" than Olympic. Ice surfing gives you the chance to dice with death while enjoying the planet's ultimate chill-out. It is not the easiest of pastimes to enjoy. First you have to find a glacier about to "calve," then wait for up to two weeks for a house-sized iceberg to break off before catching the monstrous wake after it hits the water from 500 feet high. The reward: Sixty seconds of sheer exhilaration as you ride a 25-foot wall of ice-cold water filled with millions of shards of razor-sharp ice, mud, boulders...