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Event Encourages Surfers to Dress As Pirates and Snake Waves

Surfer Morgan Sliff spends almost every day of her life surfing L.A.’s Hermosa Bay, so she has to get creative when she feels like switching up the routine. To accomplish this, she recently hosted a pirate surfing party with explicit instructions included in the Facebook event: mandatory pirate costumes, water guns encouraged, and snaking other people’s waves highly recommended. When asked if there was any specific point to the event, Sliff responded with a point-blank “no”. Sometimes, the only point is to do something ridiculous, because you can. 

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Mick Fanning Talks About How Bipolar Disorder Brought Out Two Sides of Andy Irons
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Mick Fanning Talks About How Bipolar Disorder Brought Out Two Sides of Andy Irons

Mick Fanning Talks About How Bipolar Disorder Brought Out Two Sides of Andy Irons

That Andy Irons was a ferocious competitor isn't exactly breaking news. One of the reasons Andy became surfing's cult of personality at the turn of century was because of his raw emotionality–fiery, unabashed, at times bordering on unhinged. RELATED: See showtimes, and buy tickets for The fierce, at times angry nature of Andy's competitiveness was relatively unseen when he came on tour: Perhaps the most famous moment from a competitive surf heat in the mid-'90s was Rob Machado giving Kelly

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Reliving the Sights and Sounds of the ‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ World Premieres
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Reliving the Sights and Sounds of the ‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ World Premieres

Reliving the Sights and Sounds of the ‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ World Premieres

Teton Gravity Research just finished a three-stop world premiere tour for our new documentary that served as the emotional bookend to a nearly four-year journey from when we started making the film. The scene in front of the Regency Theater Westwood just prior to the LA premiere of "Andy Irons: Kissed by God." Nic Alegre photo. To date, the film has been wonderfully received by those in the surf industry, with publications like  ,  and Beachgrit all giving it top notch reviews and

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Retirement Seems to Suit Mick Fanning Quite Nicely
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Retirement Seems to Suit Mick Fanning Quite Nicely

Retirement Seems to Suit Mick Fanning Quite Nicely

A common refrain parroted by those aging within the workforce–often times uttered by people who self-identify as "workaholics"–is "Well, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I retired."  It's the mindset that has people like Warren Buffett, he of the $85 billion net worth, still going into an office every day at the tender old age of 87, despite having accrued more personal wealth than one person could realistically spend in multiple lifetimes. It would seem that mindset is decidedly not