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GROMS

“Dude, that last one had the biggest end section, and I totally bitched out” “Bro, did you see my last wave? I tried to pull in the barrel on that one.” “It’s so good out here! Way better than yesterday.” It was not so good out there. It was not better than the day before. […]

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CONFESSION

I’ve got a confession to make. I have previously declared my hatred for surf cameras. You probably know this. Well, I am now here to admit mass hypocrisy on my part. See, the thing I loathe about the cams is the basic idea of it; checking the waves before you go surf. That’s fucking lame. […]

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RULE NUMBER SEVENTEEN

Summer is here. I’ve already shared with you the Golden Rule to follow for this “surf season”, if you will. Since that writing, however, it has come to my attention that there are a lot more rules and regulations that need to be mentioned. I’m attempting to write an unwritten rule book; things you should […]

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DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER

I’m bummed we don’t get some hilarious excuse from Kelly as to why he won’t be in Brazil this year.  Ongoing Illness Stitches in the foot Lower back pain Personal reasons I wish just once he would have publicly shamed the joint. Maybe then the CT wouldn’t have to go back there every year? I […]

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RULE NUMBER ONE

I’m preparing for summer. It’s basically here. I think the official start is next week. Most schools are either out already, or will be by next week. I can tell because I went surfing this morning. There is a new apartment complex going up on my street. Construction everyday. Construction workers stealing parking spots by […]

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MEDIUM HAPPY

It’s wild how much better the WSL seems when they get some waves for events. Of course there will still be complaints and unfavorable opinions (Medina not getting a perfect 20 at Teahupoo, Griffin El Salvador interference, etc.), but for the most part, everyone’s stoked. It’s a medium happy.  Tahiti was fucking insane. Obviously I […]

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INEVITABLE DECLINE

Yesterday morning I had one of the worst sessions of recent memory. An absolute shocker. As Jordy Smith once put it, I was bogging both rails at the same time. I could not figure it out. Waves were fun enough. Crowd wasn’t too hectic. I actually got into a few of the better set waves […]

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SHAME

Christian Bowcutt of Stab just did a pretty rad article about the best surf section and song pairings to date. I’m not sure what the fuck he was trying to say through the first paragraph, but the idea was clear enough after reading through in its entirety. Voting from Stab premium members, plus a vague […]

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

Nat Young has had two shockers in a row. First and foremost, you saw the debacle that took place at Snapper. Now we’ve got this new ordeal of complete vs. incomplete. And quite the ordeal it’s been. Nat was not the only guy to get a questionable incomplete call in Sydney – have a look […]

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KRYPTONITE

Tay Ah Who Oh Poo. Tea Ah Ooh Po Oh. Teahupoo. Cho Poo. Chopes. Filipe Toledo’s Kryptonite. How am I feeling about it? Nonchalant. Shallow and Pedantic. Family Guy anyone?  Anyways. With the cut over and done with, we’re entering the sluggish period of the CT year. In my humble opinion, of course. There are […]