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Surfing's Crown Jewel

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Thu, 9 December 2010

The WCT for 2010 comes to a close at the mighty Pipeline this week in what has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride of a year that has seen tragedy and triumph with arrival of K10 and the passing of AI. Matt Gray, resident ASP World Tour follower and statistician, will be passing his pearlers of wisdom on to Wavescape readers.

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Sustainable Move

Mon, 29 November 2010

Our planet relies on a delicate balance in which every living being has a role to play and exists only through the existence of another being. This fragile equilibrium is being placed under ever increasing pressure as we continue farming resources to meet our consumerist lifestyles.  The ocean has always been viewed as a bottomless resource but the reality is that marine resources are finite.

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2011 Big Wave Calendar

Tue, 16 November 2010

Nic Bothma's annual DungeonRider big wave surfing calendar is now out for 2011. Its a limited edition collectors item showcasing some of the most spectacular big wave surfing images ever captured featuring Andy Marr, Grant Twig Baker, Greg Long, Mike Schlebach and Jason Ribbink amongst others. Large A3 (420x297mm) format this sick calendar will make a great Christmas present. Visit www.dungeonrider.com

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World Pays Respect to AI

Tue, 16 November 2010

WORLD: If Andy Irons ever worried about his legacy he can certainly rest peacefully after today. Memorial services took place all around the world for Kauai native Andy Irons Sunday November 14, 2010, an outpouring of love and celebration of a short life that had great impact.

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On the Prowl with the Lads

Thu, 11 November 2010

Photographer Conn Osborne sent us a little rant about the day of days out at the Prowler dis week when he and others, includin' a coupla mad saffa boys, tackled the might of the Atlantic Ocean to score the first genesis of a new big wave break, but ya haf ta read it as thoo ya're tarkin' in a liltin' Eyrie brogue lad.

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Prowler Strikes

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Thurs 11 Nov '10

It was big wave carnage as South Africans Barry Mottershead and Jem Johnson, with a crew of Irish, British and Aussie lads, scored the beast they call Prowlers at a secret location on the west coast of Ireland. According to their mate Dan, Jem was on day one of a trip to Ireland, and Barry has been living in Ireland on and off for seven years. Conn Osborne was on hand to shoot these pics.

New Irish Big Wave Spot

Tue, 9 November 2010

A chance discovery from a rescue helicopter years ago today culminated in a giant session at the massive wedging wave they have now named Prowlers. British surfer Andrew Cotton saw a wave break several years ago on board an Irish Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued in a surf accident off Mullaghmore, in County Sligo.

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Surfers React to Tragedy

Thu, 4 November 2010

Several top surfers have spoken out about the tragic death of Andy Irons at a paddle out memorial service held in Porta Del Sol, site of the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico, where it was unanimously decided to postpone the event until Friday.

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AI Autopsy Inconclusive

Thu, 4 November 2010

Honolulu, Hawaii: As results of the autopsy on Andy Irons proved inconclusive, hundreds of fans and pro surfers held a memorial paddleout service in Porta Del Sol, Puerto Rico, yesterday.

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Andy Irons is Dead

Wed, 3 November 2010

Andy Irons is dead. The three-times surfing world champion, 32, was found dead in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas, yesterday after withdrawing from the Rip Curl Pro Puerto Rico.

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Human Fish Breaks 11th Record

Sun, 31 October 2010

Hanli Prinsloo, the 31-year-old free diving sensation, has set her eleventh South African record by diving 63 metres and back up on one breath, propelled by a monofin, reports Spike.

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