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TGR’s Top 5 Surf Stories in 2020

TGR might be rooted in winter sports, but we sure like to get out into the ocean as well. I mean we’re pretty much just surfing big white waves in the mountains too. Across the surf world, we’re always impressed by what mother nature can throw at us, including some boat-destroying waves, some crazy heavy rides, and the peace and quiet of nice long paddleboard sesh. On top of that, it’s the skill and mind-blowing athleticism from athletes like Alex Botelho and Kai Lenny continue to keep us hooked. Here’s five of our favorite pieces of surf content from 2020!

Poacher’s Boat Crashes in Lower Trestles Lineup

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SoCal Algae Creates Bioluminescent Waves

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Alex Botelho Goes Down in Nazare

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Kai Lenny Drops Massive 360 In Light of Travis Rice Film

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Kai Lenny Sets New Long Distance Paddling Records

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Must Watch: Wave Skiing at Mavericks
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Must Watch: Wave Skiing at Mavericks

Must Watch: Wave Skiing at Mavericks

Big waves are nothing new to surfers these days, but how about to skiers? California skier Chuck Patterson decided to combine two of his favorite things-- big wave surfing and skiing on some of Half Moon Bay's biggest swells. Using custom skis designed specifically for this feat, and taking inspiration from Patterson's late friend, Shane McConkey, they allow him to carve the waves as he would snow. Fitted with classic ski bindings, and worn with regular ski boots, the carnage if Patterson

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Textured Waves is Redefining Surf Culture for People of Color
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Textured Waves is Redefining Surf Culture for People of Color

Textured Waves is Redefining Surf Culture for People of Color

This week in Women in the Ocean, we sat down with surfer and co-founder of Textured Waves Chelsea Woody. Textured Waves is a surf collective aiming to create a surf community for women of color and underrepresented demographics. Bethany Mollenkof + Seea photo. There's this special thing called "sea-sterhood." Chelsea Woody, Danielle Black Lyons, Gigi Lucas, and Martina Duran first coined the term on a surf meetup together to describe their sisterly camaraderie. Despite all living

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Andy Irons: Kissed By God Streaming Free Tomorrow To Benefit World Mental Health Day
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Andy Irons: Kissed By God Streaming Free Tomorrow To Benefit World Mental Health Day

Andy Irons: Kissed By God Streaming Free Tomorrow To Benefit World Mental Health Day

During the height of his career, three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons quietly battled with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction throughout his life - demons that millions of people worldwide combat daily. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases. This Saturday, October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, and the Andy Irons Foundation and Billabong