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Video: Kelly Slater Remembers Getting Into a Fight With Andy Irons

On tour, the rivalry between Kelly Slater and Andy Irons often turned heated. One time, Kelly Slater shares, he and Irons got into a physical altercation while on a boat in Fiji. Both had been drinking, and things escalated quickly. Unknown to Irons, Slater’s father had recently passed away, and when Irons realized, he profusely apologized. But it did not end there.

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Slater shares: “Andy and I talked again that day and again at that time we were just in the middle of the day and he's like, "Hey man, I'm really sorry, about what I did," and I'm like, "Yeah, I'm sorry about what I said," and I go, "It was stupid," I go, "You didn't know my dad died, and I was using it to cover for fucking losing my hair, dude, don't worry about it, whatever." So we kinda got over it, but... And we were sorta friendly most of the rest of that year. And I think it was 2003 where things kinda got, really started getting heated between us.”

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