Surfing

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Historically Significant Surfboards From O.C. To Be Displayed At Smithsonian

Today, a few of the gems on display at the Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center in San Clemente are headed East to be permanently displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

06/17/2015

Kelly Slater of the United States rides a wave into shore during an aerial expression session on day one of Surfsho at Bondi Beach on March 12, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Speculation Over Surfing Legend Slater Retirement After Instagram Post

Kelly Slater caused a stir in the surfing world on Thursday when the 11-time world champion suggested in an Instagram post that the Bells Beach event in Australia might be his last before retiring.

04/01/2015

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Parents Of Student Who Broke Neck In Spring Break Surfing Accident Warmed By Locals’ Generosity

Matt Bowen’s mother, Vickie Bowen, got the scariest phone call of her life after her son, Matt, was involved in a bad accident while body surfing with friends in Huntington Beach during Spring Break from Utah State University.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/23/2015

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Polar Plunge: Hundreds Brave Chilly Ocean Waters For New Year Tradition

Hundreds went on to run into the frigid waters of Huntington Beach on New Year’s Day for the 15th Annual Surf City Splash.

01/01/2015

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Have A Romantic Vacation In Hawaii

While some romantic activities in Hawaii seem obvious, such as a sunset promenade along Waikiki Beach or watching the sunrise at Haleakala, there are many other great ways to reaffirm a couple’s love for one another.

10/29/2014

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A Guide To LA’s Best Surfing Spots

Here are five of the top surf spots in L.A. to catch some waves (with consideration for individual skill levels, or lack thereof).

CBS Los Angeles–10/23/2014

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Worst Tragedies In Adventure Sports

Sacrifice makes its presence felt in all forms of sport, and, as extreme athletes expand the boundaries beyond conventional competition, and bring that sense of intensity into the world of nature, the level of that sacrifice, too, may be intensified.

10/21/2014

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“Isolated” Follows Surfers As They Encounter Untold Human Rights Atrocities In West Papua

A group of surfers set out to New Guinea to film about one of the world’s last undiscovered surf spots but soon found their film took a startling turn when they encountered the human rights atrocities on the island.

07/27/2014

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Huntington Beach Police Boost Security For U.S. Open Of Surfing After Last Year’s Melee

Changes implemented at this weekend’s U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will hopefully deter the rioting and vandalism that marred last year’s event.

07/25/2014

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City Of Redondo Beach Unveils Memorial For Body Glove Founders

The city of Redondo Beach has unveiled a bronze statue of the twin brothers who fashioned the first practical wetsuit out of a refrigerator insulant and went on to found the surfing giant Body Glove.

06/07/2014

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Celebrated Surfer, Oceanographer Ricky Grigg Dies At 77

He appeared in more than a dozen surf movies and did a turn as a surfing coach for a 1964 episode of the TV drama “Dr. Kildare.”

05/31/2014

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5th Annual Surf Dog Championship To Be Held At Huntington Beach State Park

At stake, the title of “Most Incredible Surf Dog.”

05/29/2014

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Thousands Gather To Honor Sailing, Surfing Pioneer Hobie Alter

Thousands grabbed their boards and paddled out past the surf at Doheny State Beach Friday to honor sailing and surfing pioneer Hobie Alter.

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Hobart "Hobie" Alter was remembered fondly at Hobie.com for being a creator, innovator and surf legend. (credit: Hobie.com)

Surfboard Innovator Hobie Alter Dead At 80

Alter died Saturday at his Southern California home.

03/30/2014

Lifegaurds help pull a woman out of the ocean as high wave measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach at the Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Above-Average Swells, Rip Currents Trigger High Surf Advisory Along Beaches

Southern California beaches were busy on Monday as beach-goers were warned to be extra careful due to above-average surf and rip currents.

01/20/2014

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