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Surfing

A surfer prepares to jump off the cliffs into the Pacific Ocean at Steamer Lane, a well known surfing spot, on July 3, 2008 in Santa Cruz, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Fire Crews Scale Down Cliff To Save Injured Santa Cruz Surfer

A surfer who was injured after hitting his head on rocks was saved by fire crews who went down a cliffside to rescue him in Santa Cruz Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

04/03/2014

HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Colin Dwyer rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tiny Cameras Give Unique Perspective On Big Waves, Wipeouts At Mavericks

If you’ve ever watched the highlights of the Mavericks big wave surf competition off of Pillar Point you have probably imagined what it would feel like to be on a board as a 25 foot swell sweeps over you. San Mateo camera makers GoPro had the same question, and captured those moments with their board-mounted HD Hero3 units.

01/28/2014

Grant "Twiggy" Baker competes in heat four during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

‘Twiggy’ Takes Home Another Mavericks Surf Title

Thousands of people gathered at local hotels and restaurants at Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay to watch big-name surfers tackle monster waves at the Mavericks Invitational 2014 Friday.

01/24/2014

Shawn Dollar competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks Sends Out Surf’s Up Notice; Big Wave Contest Set For Friday

A legendary surfing competition that takes place off the coast of Half Moon Bay will happen this Friday, organizers announced Wednesday.

01/22/2014

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How To Do Hawaii Like A Man

Kauai is the place to visit if you like your slice of paradise served with a healthy dose of well-earned cuts and bruises, and a sore muscle or two. It’s an amazing, exotic place that’s definitely worth the visit, but if you’re going to attempt it — you should do it right. And here is how.

10/30/2013

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Former Santa Cruz Surf Instructor Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges; 100′s Of Victims Suspected

Prosecutors in Santa Cruz County have filed 28 criminal charges against a former surfing instructor in a child sex abuse and pornography case that police believe involved “hundreds” of victims.

08/23/2013

Shawn Dollar competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Surfers Named For 2013-14 Mavericks; Event Window Announced

The Mavericks Invitational has released of its list of elite big-wave surfers to compete in their 2013-14 event. Contest organizers also announced this season’s contest window will open on Nov. 1 and run through March 31.

07/17/2013

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Surfers Stage Protest Over Blocked Access To Peninsula Beach

A former Bay Area congressman joined surfers in a protest Thursday at a popular beach near Half Moon Bay, calling it an outrage that the landowner is blocking the only road to the public beach.

03/14/2013

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Surfers Set To Bust Through Gate At Blocked Martin’s Beach

Scores of surfers, fishermen and supporters of open access to Martin’s Beach near Half Moon Bay plan to gather Thursday and bust through the gate in a show of support to gain public access to the coveted beach.

03/14/2013

Martin's Beach in San Mateo County. (CBS)

Surfers Sue For Access To Blocked San Mateo County Beach

The suit claims the owner of Martin’s Beach is violating the California Coastal Act by blocking the only access road from Highway 1 to the shoreline, which is public.

03/13/2013

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