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Top 10 of '10 in Surfing

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Are you tired of them yet? The year-end recaps? They've become as cliché as Jed York passing the buck. Yet here we are, another year passed, another new one on the horizon. In honor of David Letterman, I present to you the Top 10 Surf Stories of 2010.

Rare Photo of Shaun Tomson Surfing Fort Point

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As iconic of a surf spot as Fort Point is, rare is the photo of a big name surfer riding the challenging waves that break underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.  It isn't often that the world's greatest surfers make their way up to San Francisco, as a result the only images you'll find of Fort Point feature talented locals riding one of Northern California's more amazing waves.  Enter Tom Brown, owner of an online surf museum called Mr. Surf Junk and a longtime associate and business partner of former World Champion surfer Shaun Tomson.

Tarp Surfing Hits the Mainstream

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It started as a YouTube comedy sketch introducing the masses to a skateboarding exhibition known as Tarp Surfing. Aimed with the simple purpose of garnering a few laughs from their friends, the video starring local Santa Cruz surfers Omar Etcheverry, Homer Henard and Maverick's alternate Nic Lamb went viral, garnering over 2.5 million views and receiving a nomination for a People's Choice award for Favorite Viral Video Star.

Notes and Thoughts on The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational Opening Ceremonies

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- During the beach portion of the Opening Ceremonies, Jeff Clark introduced all of the current and former champions of Maverick's, and gave them each a moment to say a few words. The first to speak was former three-time Maverick's Champion Darryl "Flea" Virostko, who is rarely afraid to speak his mind. Surfline's Editor-in-Chief Marcus Sanders was at the ceremonies, and he was the only media member present who wrote down Flea's comments, a brilliant move on Sanders' part. "It's great that the surf contest means something again," said Flea. "It's not run by money-hungry f+$ks. It's ours." Flea's comments were met with laughter and applause, even if there were a few kids who heard words they probably shouldn't know about yet.

Midseason Global Big Wave Highlights

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As much as we here in Northern California adore our beloved Maverick's, there are quite a few big wave locations around the world. Those who charge these waves the hardest and have them documented are nominated for an annual awards show called the Billabong XXL Awards. Here are some midseason highlights for your viewing pleasure.

Remix of "Get Pitted" SoCal Surfer


Paul McCaffrey and the KNBR Morning Show love playing a short clip from a Southern California newscast where the anchor interviews the closest thing to a real life Jeff Spicoli talking about the joys of surfing. McCaffrey recently passed along a hilarious remix of this tomfoolery. Before watching the remix, check out the original clip.

Massive Waves Hammer Cruise Ship

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A cruise ship called the Clelia II, embarked on a trip from Argentina to Antarctica for sight-seeing purposes, encountered waves measuring over 30 feet in the dangerous waters of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica, with one of the rogue waves washing over the deck and smashing windows on the bridge. The cruise ship, carrying 100 Americans and various other nationalities, had one of its engines crippled during the voyage back from Antarctica. Fortunately for the ship and its passengers, a National Geographic ship called the Explorer saw the Clelia II in trouble and provided the ship with a satellite phone while monitoring the situation. The video footage below was taken from the National Geographic crew and features some of the very rough seas the Clelia II has been encountering, including large waves crashing directly into the ship.

SF Surf Co. Partners with Save The Waves Coalition

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San Francisco Surf Company is proud to announce that effective immediately, for every purchase a customer makes at SF Surf Co., $1 will be donated to the Save The Waves Coalition, widely regarded as the premier environmental group striving to protect our coastlines and oceans.

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New Audio Interviews

June 5th, 2011 Part 1 - Bron Heussenstamm in the House


With Bron Heussenstamm returning to the program in-studio as a co-host, Cyrus and Bron open the show by talking about Bron staying at SF Giants closer Brian Wilson's house over the weekend, Great White Sharks being attracted to music by AC/DC, and Bron's new clothing company Alex Maine.

12:34 minutes (11.51 MB)

June 5th, 2011 Part 2 - Benji Weatherly


Pro surfer Benji Weatherly joined Cyrus and Bron to talk about why his surfing was rarely featuring in the Drive Thru series, his close friendship with the greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater, and surfing the huge Hollywood swells.

12:13 minutes (11.18 MB)

June 5th, 2011 Part 3 - New Invention for Big Wave Surfers

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Cyrus and Bron recap the week in action sports news by talking about how T.E.S. is the only action sports news outlet that provides honest reporting, whether the new Billabong V1 designed for big wave surfers will attract the wrong surfers to big wave lineups, how Supercross is drastically increasing in popularity, how energy drinks are terrible for kids, a special line of snowboards for U.S. troops, and how companies like Alex Maine that provide products made exclusively in the U.S.A. are good for the economy.

17:03 minutes (15.61 MB)

May 29th, 2011 Part 1 - Hannah Teter

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Olympic snowboarding Gold Medalist Hannah Teter joined the show for the first time in over six years to talk about all of her prestigious snowboarding titles, her many philanthropic organizations including Sweet Cheeks (hot women's underwear line with proceeds going to charity, definitely worth a look) and Hannah's Gold, her sizzling Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue modeling shoot, whether she'll compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, and Hannah answers a hypothetical question involving Shaun White and the Frends crew.

14:16 minutes (13.06 MB)

May 29th, 2011 Part 2 - X Games Energy Fail and more Action Sports News


Cyrus, Omar and Dave go through the week in action sports news, including calling the geniuses behind the X Games Energy Drink the Extreme Dumbasses of the Month, a Guiness World Record BMX triple backflip, and the havoc global warming is causing around the world.

10:18 minutes (9.42 MB)

May 29th, 2011 Part 3 - Monyca byrne-Wickey

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Monyca byrne-Wickey, arguably the hottest surfer on the planet and star of the new Nike 6.0 movie Leave a Message, joined the show to talk about her surfing roots, what went on behind the scenes of her new film, how the film can revolutionize women's surfing, being a part of the Sweet Cheeks team, and balancing surfing with modeling.

16:59 minutes (15.54 MB)
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