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7 articles
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Life's Swell

On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.

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Heart of Sharkness

A trip to the French island of Réunion to report on a bloody battle between surfers and sharks.

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Eddie Is Gone

On surf legend Eddie Aikau and the complicated history of Hawaii.

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Playing Doc's Games

Surfing San Francisco with a true believer.

Part of our collection of stories on surfing for Slate.
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Malibu's Lost Boys

The underground culture of big waves and wild times in 1961 Malibu, and the gang of teenage boys who worshiped at the feet of the beach’s dark prince, surfing legend and grifter Miki Dora.

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The Wave-Maker

In 1998, at age 45, Ken Bradshaw surfed the tallest wave in recorded history.

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Last Drop

Nobody knows the full story of why legendary surfer Andy Irons died in a Dallas hotel room earlier this month. But some who knew him have come forward to discuss the demons he’d battled for years.