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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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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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