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Andy Irons Raw Outtakes: Kelly Slater on the Legacy of Andy Irons

Throughout the years of surfing career, Andy Irons cemented his legacy as one of the most groundbreaking surfers of all time. Whether it was reinventing how Pipeline or Teahupo'o were surfed, or gaining his reputation as the People’s Champion or the King, his ability to surf was second to none.

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Kelly Slater looks back: “He looked comfortable in waves of consequence. He didn't look like he was like, "Oh God I gotta make this thing." It was casual and in control and mad at the wave. I don't know his... His legacy is... To me also I know that in his heart he wanted his legacy to be... He wanted to change kids lives. He wanted to help kids get off of drugs. He wanted to go to schools. He wanted kids in schools to watch his movie. He told me that. And I feel like if I don't get that out there, if I don't mention that and let people know that I've let him down, because he looked me in the eyes and he said that's what he wanted and that was, at his clearest moment he's probably ever had his whole life. Clearest thinking, most stoked on life and that was his desire was to help other people and I think that's the moral of the story for me with Andy.”

From The Series: Andy Irons: Raw Outtakes

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A Great White Nibble Leaves Surfer with 50-Stitches and a Story
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A Great White Nibble Leaves Surfer with 50-Stitches and a Story

A Great White Nibble Leaves Surfer with 50-Stitches and a Story

2018 was a sharky year and 2019 is shaping up to be no different. At around 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Nick Wapner was surfing Sandspit Beach along California’s central coast when he felt a strong pressure around his legs. He looked back as his board was being driven out of the water to see the mouth of a great white shark closing around his ankles. He later said the head of the estimated 15-foot long shark was around three to four feet with massive jaws and beady black eyes.

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Jan. 9th, 2019: Huge Swell Hits L.A. County
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Jan. 9th, 2019: Huge Swell Hits L.A. County

Jan. 9th, 2019: Huge Swell Hits L.A. County

Last Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 2019, a massive swell hit Southern California.  The region's top surfers were ready to take full advantage, as evidenced in the above video.  Surfers including Matt Mohagen, Nic Lamb, Tito Bourget and Patrick Miller were out in force to ride the large and uncommonly well-formed barrels which rolled in.   The all-time swell was due to a low-pressure system off the coast of Southern California.  magicseaweed.com graphic.   Related: A Great White Nibble Leaves

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“Sessions: A Left” Is a Beautiful Short of Surfing Across The Pond
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“Sessions: A Left” Is a Beautiful Short of Surfing Across The Pond

“Sessions: A Left” Is a Beautiful Short of Surfing Across The Pond

People love Ireland because you can hide your alcoholism under the guise of travel and heritage. But now a new breed of tourists are flocking to the land of Guinness and Whisky, a salty band of travelers who prey on western winds and mid-winter swells, and pounce on cheap off-season airfare. If I had a dollar for every person who told me about their surf trip to Ireland I’d have three dollars and still be flat broke. Really though, it does seem like Ireland is the place to go and surf if you