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December 10th, 2015

Johny Boy Gomes Arrested – Again

“John Gomes fled before police arrived, but was arrested the next day at his Kalakaua Avenue home for investigation of second-degree attempted murder. The charge was later downgraded to an assault.” – Rob Shikina/Star Advertiser

Johny Boy once rode for Bad Boy

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October 30th, 2015

Surfer At Swamis Body Is Found

“The body of a surfer has been found by Swamis Beach.” – FOX 5

A men went surfing alone on October 29 in Encintas and his body was found (dead) this morning at around 5am attached to his broken surfboard inside a kelp bed in the shoreline.

October 5th, 2015

American Apparel Goes Bankrupt

“American Apparel and RadioShack join numerous peers that have succumbed to intense retail competition. Some analysts say that the United States simply has too many brands — and too many brick-and-mortar stores — chasing consumer spending that is growing sluggishly at best.” – New York Times

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September 28th, 2015

Surfing In The Olympics for 2020

“Ousted from the London 2012 Games by the International Olympic Committee, baseball and softball might get a reprieve, thanks to a proposal from Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers. They’d also like to see skateboarding and surfing. Together, the five sports would bring an additional 474 athletes to Tokyo.” – NPR

Here’s the list of proposed events, along with the number of athletes:

Skateboard (Street and Park): 80
Surfing (Shortboard): 40

If the Olympics were 10 years ago we would had chose:
-Kelly Slater
-Rob Machado
-Taylor Knox
-Dane Reynolds
-Andy Irons

Are choices for the 2020 Olymics would be – (remember this is 5 years away)
-Kolohe Andino will be 26
-John John Florence will be 27
-Griffin Colapinto will be around 21
-Kanoa Igarashi will be around 21

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September 24th, 2015

Tsofia Mesica 15-year-old Girl Dies Car Surfing

“She was car surfing, holding onto the side vehicle, and the driver he pushed on the gas pedal, and I guess she slipped off, and she fell and hit her head.” – Liam Giat

Sterling Spencer car surfing with Johny Craft at the wheel and Granger Larsen sitting shotgun – bored in Mexico

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Tsofia Mesica

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April 14th, 2015

The Pipeline – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Snoop Dogg and The Right

The Pipeline Dedicated to cutting Sick

“He (Kelly Slater) will teach you how to surf and have you stand up on a surfboard before you leave this planet.” – Sal Masekela

“I want that to happen because I’m from Long Beach and that just would be some gangster shit to see me in a video like mother f_ckin Elvis on the bitch with some little ass trunks on.” – Snoop Dogg

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Rock hops
White Lighting
Bells Beach
Dean Morrison
Snoop Dogg
Courtney Conlogue
Fred Pattachia
Get Out The Way Bitch
Shaving Tutorial with Gabriel Medinia
Mick Fanning
Carissa Moore
The Right
Ryan Hipwood
Wave Of The Winter
Jamie Obrien
Shawn Briley
Albee Layer
Jed Smith
Kirk Docker

February 9th, 2015

The Pipeline

Jed Smith – The Pipeline
Now in Portuguese
North Shore Winter Special
Da Hui Backdoor Shootout
Bruce Irons
Jaws
Mason Ho
Makua Kai Rothman
Albee Layer
Eddie Rothman
Paig Alms
Paul Speaker
Graham Stapelberg
Uncle Eddie
Fast Eddie
World Surf Leage
Randy Rarick
Spot Check
West Coast, Ireland
Fergal Smith
Tyler Wright
Ricardo Dos Santos

December 17th, 2014

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz Memorial Paddle Out

The memorial paddle out for Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz was held on the south side of the San Clemente pier on December 13th

All photos by Jack English

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Juliette Paskowitz being escorted by Navah’s husband
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Izzy Paskowitz
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Adam Paskowitz
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Salvador Paskowitz
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Moses Paskowtiz
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Peter Townend
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Juliette with her grandson
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Jonathan Paskowitz going over all the camera details with a video crew
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Camera crew from left to right – Erin Heidenreich (director/sound), Matt Linker (water camera/assistant camera), Charlie Parrish (director of photography), Mia Green-Dove (producer), Steve Barilotti (assistant director/interviews)
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Joshua Paskowitz and Steve Barilotti
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Charlie Parrish and Steve Barilotti going over audio
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Jonathan and Adam
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David Paskowitz
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The gathering
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The Paskowitz family
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Led by Steve Pezman (publisher and owner of the Surfers Journal)
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Abraham Paskowitz
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David Paskowitz
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Delilah Paskowitz (David’s daughter)
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Izzy and Joshua
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Tears
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Laughter
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Skip Frye
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Skip and Adam
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Skip and Izzy
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Salvador
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Abraham and Izzy
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Juliette
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Navah Paskowitz
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Richie Collins
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Meah Collins
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Herbie Fletcher and Joshua
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Izzy and his son Isaiah
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Jeff Divine (former photo editor of Surfer magazine now with the Surfers Journal)
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Skip Frye and Tom Morey
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Dave Champion
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The Paddle Out (with the waves being big the lifeguards asked that only skilled surfers go into the water and the rest go onto the pier)
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Meah with her sister
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Abraham
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Moses
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Izzy
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October 13th, 2014

Michael Schumacher Injured Wearing GoPro Helmet Cam

“The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain” – Jean-Louis Moncet

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September 25th, 2014

Michael Scott Moore Freed

Somalia Report video of surf journalist Michael Scott Moore being held hostage by Somali kidnappers near Wisil, in Galmadug May 18, 2012 has now been freed

Sweetness and Blood
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How did an obscure tribal sport from precolonial Hawaii—one that was nearly eliminated by Christian missionaries—jump oceans to California and Australia? And how did it become such a worldwide passion, even in places where the surf may be excellent but the society is highly conservative or superstitious about the sea?

In this brilliantly written travel adventure, journalist (and surfer) Michael Scott Moore visits unlikely surfing destinations—Israel and the Gaza Strip, West Africa, Great Britain, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Cuba, and Morocco—to find out. Whether he is connecting eccentric surf legend Doc Paskowitz to the Arab-Israeli conflict, trying to deconstruct the terrorist bombing in a nightclub in Bali, or being chased by the German police while surfing a river break in Berlin, Moore masterfully weaves together politics, culture, history, and surfing to create a book like no other.