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Guess who is getting lickens' at the Wedge?

Surf News, 7 September, 2012 : - - The Wedge is an abnormality of a wave that occurs once or twice a summer in Newport Beach, California. Normally a bodysurfing spot too dangerous to surf, Jamie O'Brien challenged these waves during a massive south swell on September 1, 2012. This unique surf session showcased the extraordinary talent of one the world's top surfers at one of the most legendary breaks in the US. Watch the battle and hear from the master himself.

   

El Nino conditions likely to develop during September. Could mean more and bigger storms this winter.

Surf News, 6 September, 2012  ENSO-neutral conditions continued during August 2012 despite above-average sea surface temperatures (SST) across the eastern Pacific Ocean. Reflecting this warmth, most of the weekly Niño index values remained near +0.5°C. The oceanic heat content (average temperature in the upper 300m of the ocean) anomalies also remained elevated during the month, consistent with a large region of above-average temperatures at depth across the equatorial Pacific.

   

Duke gets his own YouTube channel, well, sort of

Surf News, 6 September, 2012 : Through education and outreach Surfing Heritage Foundation tells surfing's story and brings its rich lore to life. Now Surfing Heritage Foundation is making significant gains realizing its digital future by launching two innovative initiatives that will allow public access to their outstanding holdings of material documenting surf culture.

Surfing Heritage Foundation has the largest collection of surfboards, photographs, and artifacts relating to surf culture anywhere as well as a video oral history project preserving the legacy of the culture.

A new SHF TV Channel on YouTube presents films and video oral histories drawn from the extensive SHF digital film archive. The channel is also designed to encourage the public to share their own films by posting them to the site. These posts run the gamut from movies about favorite surf spots to "talk story" to surf music.

   

Banzai Betty's wrap up of the HIC Pro at the Dukes Oceanfest

The Dukes Oceanfest in Waikiki hosted the ASP Hawaiian Island Creations Pro Jr. Women. Surf was small but the girls ripped it up. Mahina Maeda, 16, from Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii won the check and the points.

   

Talk Story Series ftg Kirk Lee Aeder, hosted by Jodi Wilmott this Thursday night at Surfer the Bar

Doors open at 6p | Talk Story at 8p
$5 suggested donation to charity
From the Big Island of Hawaii, Kirk Aeder is an author and photographer specializing in scenic, sports, and lifestyle imagery. Kirk has been a contributing photographer/writer to Surfer Magazine since 1977. His work has graced a multitude of magazine covers. Kirk’s new book combines his photography and writing to tell the truly unique story of surfing legend Chris O’Rourke: CHILD OF THE STORM: How an Angry Young Man Formed a Bond With the Sea and Changed Our Lives Forever. Kirk will talk about his book and share the details of O’Rourke’s tragic yet redeeming life and why it’s a story we should know.

   

Slater sat early in Tahiti and now sits at 4 on the back half of 2012 with 5 more events. But remember...Surfer Kelly Slater's wave of success is as big as ever.

Slater is not only the most successful surfer ever (11 world titles), but he's also one of the most accomplished athletes ever. And at 40, he's surfing as well as he ever has.

But this is not likely whats going on inside his genious brain. He's not used to losing early esp at Teahupoo. He is however used to coming from behind and nabbing victories. More than any surfer in History. Here's a look into one of Sports most dominant figures ever.

   

Mason Ho on a stock 5'0 x 19.5 x 2.18 Bottom Feeder. ...lost.tv , filmed by Rory Pringle

Mason Ho rips and doesnt matter what he's riding. But this time its the 'bottom feeder'. Check it out.

WHAT'S IN YOUR iPOD? every single good rap song from 1986 to 2001. like snoop, nwa, ice cube, 2pac, nate dog, eazy e, dr. dre, geto boys, daz dilinger, warren g, comptons most wanted, 5th ward boyz, 40 theves, bush wick bill, The game, 8ball, mike jones, slim thug, jim jones, andre nickatina, big mike, big syke,crips &bloods, spider loc...wayy too much to name...

GOALS? To be bigger and better then my dad and uncle combined- Hates doing the dishes.

   

For our Friend & Big Wave Warrior, Cody Brian Shumway R.I.P.

His life and the stories are amazing and you will hear about this accomplished human being Sunday.

Cody Brian Shumway, 34, of Haleiwa HI and Hemet, CA passed away July 26, 2012. Cody was born in Salt Lake City UT on October 30, 1977. He was a High School Math Teacher on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Cody grew up in Hemet, CA and graduated from Hemet High School and attended UC Santa Barbara. He transferred to Hawaii Pacific University to finish his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. He obtained his teaching credential at BYU Hawaii. Cody recently completed an MBA Degree at the University of Phoenix. Cody also achieved the highest rank in Scouting: the Eagle Scout award.

   

Surfonomics quantifies the worth of waves

Photo:Eric Luse/SFC - Winner Anthony Tashnick during the finals of Mavericks 2005 surf contest near the Princeton Harbour in Half Moon Bay.

In 2002, a surfer named Chad Nelsen enlisted an economist at Duke University to help put a price tag on a popular surfing spot on Puerto Rico’s northwest coast. Nelsen’s idea was novel: to prove that the waves breaking on the beach constituted a multimillion-dollar asset and persuade the local town to take pains to preserve it.

Real estate developers were after another multimillion-dollar asset: the views from the beach, which would be the selling point for three high-rise condominiums they planned to build.

Surfers and environmentalists feared that the construction at Rincon, the village in Puerto Rico, would change the flow of sediment around the beach and bury a reef that created the surf break. Nelsen sought to show that without the reef, there would be no waves, no surfers and, ultimately, a big drop in tourism dollars....

   

August 2012 is unique: Two full moons, one is BLUE


What is unique about August 2012?

August 2012 features not 1 but 2 full moons. Surf n Sea celebrates with their final Full Moon SUP event of Summer.

31 August, 2012 : The full moon occurs once every 29.5 days. This essentially means that there is one full moon every month. However, as we know, every month but February has at least 28 days in it, which presents the potential for two full moons in a month. August 2012 - is one of these unique months, which will have two full moons.

There was a full moon on August 2nd, and there will be another full moon on August 31st. So those of us whom are superstitious in regards to full moons will have two special days in August of 2012. The term Blue Moon can refer to the second full moon in a given month. When people say "once in a blue moon" they are speaking to the rarity of the occurrence of a second moon happening in the same given month.

   

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