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The compelling surf life story of Jay Moriarity

Jay Moriarity is the first surfing legend of the 21st century. His life was abruptly cut short at the age of 22, but his legacy will inspire many generations to come. James Michael Moriarity was born on June 16, 1978, in Augusta, Georgia. His parents – Doug and Christy – moved to Santa Cruz, California, when Jay was still a baby. The grom started riding his first waves aged 9, at Sewer Peak.

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The man who relearned to surf with one arm

This is the story of how Steve Brown reconnected with surfing, lost an arm, and returned to the surf zone for an emotional comeback. This is his diary. This is a dream come true. In 1973, during a college overseas study trip to Indonesia, Steve had a chance to spend some time at Kuta Beach, Bali, bodysurfing, watching the surfers from Australia and contemplating the meaning of life. One day, he rented what turned out to be a very water logged surfboard and tried to surf. Steve loved the experience, but time passed by quickly.

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Surf industry announces best brands, products and campaigns of the year

Billabong, Vissla, and Slater Designs were the grand winners of the 14th Annual SIMA Awards, held in Silverado, California. The event organized by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) awarded the best products, marketing campaigns, and brands of the year 2016. There was a total of 75 nominees distributed by 15 categories. Billabong, the surf company founded in 1973 by Gordon Merchant, stole the show by winning all three women’s divisions: “Marketing Campaign of the Year,” “Apparel Brand of the Year,” and “Swim Brand of the Year.”

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The nominees for the 2017 Big Wave Awards

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the list of nominees for the 2017 Big Wave Awards. The competition will deliver $350,000 in prize money to the winners of the following categories: “Ride of the Year,” “Paddle Award,” “Biggest Wave,” “Men’s Overall Performance,” “Women’s Overall Performance,” “Tube of the Year,” and “Wipeout of the Year.” The WSL judges reviewed all submissions and will announce the results on April 29, 2017, in Huntington Beach, California. The list of nominees includes waves ridden in California, Fiji, Hawaii, Mexico, Portugal, and Tasmania.

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Things you didn’t know about "The Endless Summer"

“On any day of the year, it’s summer somewhere in the world.” Everything about “The Endless Summer” is perfect. The motto, the movie title, the promotional posters, the soundtrack, the narration, and the waves. Here’s everything you need to know about Bruce Brown’s ultimate surfing movie. Can you imagine the world without DVDs, smartphones, internet and websites? How would you plan you surf sessions without surf reports, forecasts and telecommunications? In the 1960s, the decade of “The Endless Summer,” surfing was harder, but it was simpler, too. Bruce Brown was born on December 1, 1937, in San Francisco, California. He surfed his first waves when he was 11, at Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay.

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