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Devil Winds - 10/07

“Devil Winds” – Surf Story

Devil Winds By J. Friesen I fell in love with a girl who doesn’t surf. She crochets. She doesn’t swim either, only doggie-paddles – won’t even put her head underwater. “Come on,” I plead with her. “Let me teach you [...]

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WQS/WCT Review & Preview

The 2007 WCT season saw the WCT status quo shift, and 2008 promises to be one of the most exciting years on tour in ages. Kelly and Andy’s dominance is waning, opening the door for new contenders (such as new [...]

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Sweet Natural Juice

In the time before iTunes libraries, YouTube clips and live web casts, a traveling surf movie coming to town was a huge event. Every surfer worth his wax would show up for it. In my home town of Santa Barbara, [...]

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Pat Gudauskas

If you’re an ASP junkie and ratings watcher you already know the bitter truth looming in the year ahead: In 2008 a Californian won’t qualify for the WCT. But Pat Gudauskas could be 2008’s sleeper pick. Gudauskas blazed his way [...]

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Nat Young

There are wins and then there are statements. There are busts and then, well, there are talents like Nat Young. Young’s Oakley Pro Junior win at this year’s Coldwater Classic wasn’t just your standard podium appearance — it was a [...]

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Matuse

This wetsuit company from SD created a buzz for itself in ’07 and is officially on the radar as the up and comer to watch for next year. No flashy ads. No busted claims. Just a good product – kind [...]

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Dane Reynolds

The one question staring Dane Reynolds in the face in 2008 is can he live up to the hype? Already regarded as the world’s best free surfer, people want to see if the kid from Ventura, who surfed so confidently [...]

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O’Neill

O’Neill is the company to watch in 2008 for one reason — his name is Jordy Smith. In a bidding war that would have made George Steinbrenner proud, O’Neill locked up Smith, Surfer Poll’s 2007 Breakthrough Performer, to a contract [...]

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