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Video: Foilboarder Nearly Decapitates Another Surfer

Stand-up foilboarding has been gaining in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. There's something special about near-magically floating above the water while your fellow surfers wallow about. That being said, it is important to recognize that the magic carpet of the surf world has a large blade attached to the bottom.

Related: Surfer and Jetskier Narrowly Escape Disaster at Nazare

Surfing a regular board at a crowded beach often involves close calls (depending on how good people are at duck-diving), but using a foilboard is far more risky. Maybe save it for a less-crowded day at the break.

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Ex Ski Bum Questions Point Of Career, Adulthood
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Ex Ski Bum Questions Point Of Career, Adulthood

Ex Ski Bum Questions Point Of Career, Adulthood

A San Francisco accounting firm reported Friday that one of their newest employees — an ex ski bum — had officially burnt out after three days on the job and told numerous clients to do their own taxes. The stress boiled over when newly-minted accountant and ex-dirtbag Ryan Rogers, 31, received a brand new stack of tax documents to review at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday, just before the weekend. Having followed the snow forecast in eager anticipation for multiple weeks, the overworked

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The Dirtbag Squatter: Ski Town Caricatures
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The Dirtbag Squatter: Ski Town Caricatures

The Dirtbag Squatter: Ski Town Caricatures

As fall fades and snow paints the landscape, countless mountain folk begin to feel the existential tug of winter. But there’s one type of outdoor enthusiast who’s commitment trumps all the rest. Masters of the art of discomfort, these individuals are known by many names: vagrant, gypsy, transient, bohemian, but most of the time, these restless wanderers prefer their given moniker: The Dirtbag. Styling out destitution like a badge of honor, poverty hasn’t looked this good since the Buddha

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Mother Suing Waco BSR Surf Resort After Son’s Death
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Mother Suing Waco BSR Surf Resort After Son’s Death

Mother Suing Waco BSR Surf Resort After Son’s Death

Last fall 29-year-old Fabrizio Stablie contracted an extremely rare brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria Fowleri. Stablie died from the disease, and an investigation was launched shortly after by the Centers for Disease Control to determine the source of the bug. CDC concluded in a report that the young surfer likely contracted the disease after visiting the BSR Cable Park and Surf Resort in Waco, Texas. According to KWTX News, the team tested the waters and found samples of Naegleria