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Padang Cup Is On Soon!

2014 winner Garut Widiarta looks ready to defend his birthright. Photo: Hammonds The waves are real good in Bali, like, all the time. Winter trades grace the Bukit Peninsula with an offshore flow eight months a year. When combined with world class reefs and an always-brewing Indian Ocean, it’s easy to understand why Bali is […]

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Paying Dues

Relive one woman’s solo surf trip from Costa Rica to California. This is Part 17 of a series featured in Santa Cruz Waves during the summer of 2016. Rachel, picture perfect at the point. While boarding a bus bound for a notorious beach break in Nicaragua, I got swindled by a man who told me […]

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If Mason Ho Were Your Travel Agent

Some people weren’t so sure what to think about Mason Ho signing with Rip Curl. Would he suddenly go corpo? Would we be seeing him with numbers on his back now? Would he quit doing cross-step floaters? Thank goodness: No to all three. On the contrary, Rip Curl decided to make him disappear (in a […]