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Tue, 8 March 2011

His first experience with the GoPro Hero HD was a hurried affair when Spike strapped the little camera to his helmet and mountain biked the eastern rim of the Constantiaberg mountain in Cape Town, and discovered its versality by accident.

Last Gasp Burst

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Tue, 8 March 2011

SNAPPER ROCKS, Aus: It took a sensational last-gasp burst from Jordy Smith to overcome Joel Parkinson as the big South African moved into the quarter-finals of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: press release.

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Battle of the Teens

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Tue, 8 March 2011

SNAPPER ROCKS, Aus: Hawaiian teen Carissa Moore, 18, won the first event of the ASP Women’s World Title season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, in an electric final over an even younger Tyler Wright, the 16-year-old from Australia, according to a press release.

Jordy Fires at Snapper

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Mon, 7 March 2011

SNAPPER ROCKS, Queensland:  Jordy Smith put in the performance of the day at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast here today, posting 17.17 out of 20 during an unmatched repertoire of flowing barrels, massive turns and fat boosts, according to a press release.

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Swell Set for Snapper

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Wed, 2 March 2011

SNAPPER ROCKS, Australia: A cooking new swell is imminent for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast, according to a press release, although  another lay day has been called with organisers perhaps banking on the new swell rather than opting for any alternate venues.

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The Real Jordy Smith

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Reams have been written about his freakish talent, but what of Jordy Smith as a person? Chris Mason searches for the human beneath the hype, and discovers what we suspected all along: a pretty cool guy. Photos: Clare Louise Thomas and Craig Kolesky.

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Nuke Meeting Meltdown

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Wed, 23 February 2011

Cape St Francis: A meeting between a parliamentary delegation and angry residents about a planned nuclear powerplant at Thyspunt teetered on the brink of anarchy at times here yesterday. Story and images by Paul van Jaarsveld.

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Hubb wins IBA Pipe Pro

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Jeff Hubbard, 35, Hawaii, has won the first event of the 2011 International Bodyboard Association World Tour, the IBA Pipeline Pro, which culminated yesterday in 4-6' waves at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii.

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Reunion Shark Attack

Tue, 22 February 2011

SAINT-GILLES, Reunion -- A tourist who arrived on Saturday morning had his leg bitten off by a shark in the evening while surfing pristine waves near this popular resort town.

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Lock Him Up - Aussies

Mon, 21 February 2011

The Internet ran hot today about an incident that saw Sunny Garcia allegedly strangle and severely beat a Burleigh Heads local in the shorebreak at a surf event on Saturday, earning him and Jeremy Flores suspensions for ASP events.

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Irish Giant Awakes

Thu, 17 February 2011

A crew of intrepid Irishmen have conquered another big wave frontier just off the famous Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, the fourth greatest natural wonder in Great Britain. Photos by that man Conn Osborne and video by Jamie Russel.

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