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 Who Blew Up?

Brazilian Rips to $100K Victory at the US Open

“Filipe Toledo became the smart-money pick to take the Vans US Open of Surfing the moment the Surfline surf forecast was locked in for the week,” wrote the WSL. Yup the wunderkind of small wave shredding does it again.

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Bruce Irons - The Tube Wizard Just Doin' His Thang

One of the worlds most enigmatic and publicized surfers never to make it happen consistently on a competitive level. Watch him pull a Houdini and whip up a perfect 10 in the Padang Cup, Indonesia.

The I.O.C - Surfing headed for the 2020 Olympics baby!

Confirmed! To borrow from the WSL - It's On! This is great news because why? Well anything that gets Olympic status gains massive benefits, and heck it's going to be insane to watch the shredders representing their country on the biggest stage in sport.

Who Blew It?

Hawaiian Airlines - Boycotted by Bob Hurley & Slater & Many Sure to Follow

Shot's fired! Bob and Kelly are up in arms about Hawaiin Airlines pricey surfboard policy. Strictly 2 boards per person! Who even takes only 2 boards - especially when traveling to and from the Big Island? H.A has since responded here

Mentawai Regional Government

More policy fails this time in the Indonesian archipelegos of the Mentawai Islands. COLLECTION LEVY SURFING is being introduced for surfing in Mentawai with the amount of Retribution For surfer Abroad Rp 1,000,000 per person per stay (15 days) which equals to about $100 US. Small price to pay for paradisical perfection or a rip off? you decide.

Oh No Rio - Filthy Water Puts 1,400 Olympic Athletes at Risk
Some 1,400 athletes are at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, and the AP's tests indicate that tourists also face potentially serious health risks on the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Clean up BRA!

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