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New HBO Series on the Group of Teenagers Who Revolutionized Surfing

Sometime during the late 1980’s in a small house behind Pipeline, Hawaii, back when Kelly Slater had a full head of hair and aerials were still a far-off concept, a group of the world’s most influential surfers lived like brothers, partied like animals and ultimately altered the notion of what it means to be a surfer. The motley crew of teenagers, which included Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Taylor Steele and Pat O’Connell, came from all walks of life - some from broken homes, a few with established surfing careers, others who were just looking for a group of kids they could live with and depend on. They charged together, challenged each other, and mourned as a family when some didn't make it back to shore alive. They didn't know it at the time, but they changed the sport of surfing forever.

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Filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist have compiled two and a half years worth of filming, tens of thousands of hours of footage, and never before seen interviews to create Momentum Generation, an HBO Sports production set to air Tuesday, December 11th at 10 P.M. We’re pumped, the surf world is pumped, and you should be too.

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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