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Who to Watch in ˜08

Who to Watch in ‘08

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25. Rusty Preisendorfer, Surfing Magazine 2008 Shaper of the Year

It is very difficult to be a surfer and not know who Rusty Preisendorfer is. He has been shaping surfboards for over 30 years and has grown from shaping in a converted chicken coup to an ICON who has solidified [...]

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24. Brian Conley, Filmmaker Extraordinaire

Over the past few years Brian Conley has been a man on a mission: To capture the best inside the barrel footage ever seen. And he’s accomplished that mission time and time again. In 2006 he won Breakthrough Filmmaker at [...]

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21. Vestal, SIMA Breathrough Brand of the Year

Vestal Watch got its invitation to the Big Boys Club this year with a win for Breakthrough Brand of the Year at the SIMA Surf Summit, beating out nominees Firewire Surfboards, Insight, Mada and Sanuk to bag the hardware awarded [...]

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20. Fernando and Santiago Aguerre, Liquid Nation Ball

Good ideas are hard to come by, that is, unless if you’re one of the Aguerre brothers. In 2004 Fernando and Santiago Aguerre, the co-founders of Reef, parlayed surfing’s fun-loving attitude into a catalyst for change when, of all things, [...]

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19. The Malloy Brothers, California’s First Family of Surfing

California’s surfing family, the Malloys, have been all over the surfing spectrum. Competition heathens, career film makers, high amplitude video segments, big wave hell-men, cold water voyagers, eco-minded spokesmen, are all apt description of the brothers Malloy. In short: Chris, [...]

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18. Timmy Curran, Ageless Wonder

Although Timmy Curran is no longer on Tour, he is still undoubtedly regarded as one of the best surfers in the world. In a state and sport that seem to keep getting younger, Curran still manages to demand the cameras’ [...]

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16. Courtney Conlogue, Winner ASP North America Pro Junior Women’s Series

Courtney Conlogue’s name kept popping up this year as a bona fide member of the “new guard,” an unofficial designation for young females who are changing the standard in women’s surfing. And in October, the Santa Ana surfer beat them [...]

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