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Surfing

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With Big Waves Coming, Mavericks Surf Competition Set For Friday

With a Pacific storm pushing big waves toward California, organizers of a contest at one of the world’s most perilous surfing spots have told competitors to grab their boards and get ready.

01/22/2014

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How To Do Hawaii Like A Man

Kauai is the place to visit if you like your slice of paradise served with a healthy dose of well-earned cuts and bruises, and a sore muscle or two. It’s an amazing, exotic place that’s definitely worth the visit, but if you’re going to attempt it — you should do it right. And here is how.

10/30/2013

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Pro Surfer At San Francisco Event Withdraws After Seeing Large Shark

A professional surfer competing in a contest at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach left the water in the middle of a heat after saying he saw a large shark.

11/01/2011

Elite Surfers Set To Compete At SF’s Ocean Beach

Some of the world’s best surfers will be riding waves at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach in a competition that could kick off Tuesday.

10/31/2011

Waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded Newport Beach. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

High Surf Continues To Pound California Coast

High surf will continue to pound California beaches into the Labor Day weekend, forecasters warned Friday, and crowds celebrating the last summer holiday were urged to watch out for dangerous rip currents.

09/02/2011

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Maverick’s Big Wave Surf Contest Likely A No-Go

The world’s best big wave surfers will likely have to wait another year to compete in a prestigious and perilous wave-riding contest off the Northern California coast.

02/21/2011

Chris Bertish of South Africa, surfs a giant wave during the final heat of the Mavericks surf contest Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Half Moon Bay. Bertish won the tournament. (AP)

Window For Mavericks Surf Contest Opens

The window for the Mavericks surf contest in Half Moon Bay is now open.

12/01/2010