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Surfing

Hurricane Irene: Are surfers crazy to love hurricanes?

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What is it about hurricanes that draws surfers to the shore like moths to the flame? When everyone else is wringing their hands about a coming hurricane, some surfers respond with glee. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: Surfers braving the waves at Wrightsville Beach

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video While some folks are leaving our beaches, others are packing up and heading to the waves. The surf's up at Wrightsville beach despite the potential dangers that comes with hitting these waves. Although the storm is not here yet, it's already causing a surge in the ocean and that has surfers excited. Full story...
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Pro surfers gather at Wrightsville Beach for 7th Annual Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest

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video Thousands of local surfers and beach goers came out to enjoy this competition between some of the worlds best surfers. Full story...
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Silvagni & Machado dominate Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am surf event at Wrightsville Beach

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The 7th annual Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am concluded on Sunday at Wrightsville Beach. Kure Beach's Tony Silvagni dominated his specialty. The same can be said for Rob Machado. Click full story for the complete results. Full story...
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Silvagni reflects on capturing gold

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video Fourth of July weekend didn't turn out so well for team USA at the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. They finished in eighth. However Kure Beach local Tony Silvagni continued to advance in the longboard contest, eventually claiming the gold medal. Full story...
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Silvagni wins longboard gold at World Surfing Games

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Kure Beach native Tony Silvagni captured a world title on Saturday in longboard surfing. Silvagni calls it the best win of his career. Full story...
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Pro surfers give kids lesson in having fun

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Hurley and the Sweetwater Surf Shop sponsored a surf contest for about 80 local children. The "Rip My Shred Stick" tour is a travelling event. Our coast was its sixth stop. Full story...
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UNCW Surf Team wins East Coast Championships; Headed to Nationals in June

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The nationally-ranked surf team took home the first place title for the third consecutive year at the 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships held in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Full story...
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Frigid temps can't keep surfers out of water

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video Despite the dramatic drop, the frigid temps are not keeping some folks inside. Surfers say even though the temperature may be down, the surf is up. Full story...
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UPDATED: Surfer drowns at Surf City

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videoAll weekend long Hurricane Igor, far off at sea, created some big waves for surfers. But one surfer's life suddenly ended in the surf Sunday. Kurt Murray, 21, drowned while surfing near the Surf City Pier around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Shark bites surfer off Figure Eight Island

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video A Wilmington man kicks a shark and then gets attacked. Josh Clement, 25, was surfing off Figure Eight Island with some friends Saturday. About 3 p.m., he caught a wave in. As he was jumping back on his board to paddle back out, he accidentally kicked the shark. He says the shark then turned and bit his left foot. Full story...
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Surfing Without Sight - Surf Camp for the Visually Impaired

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video Surfing can be intimidating and that's assuming you can see. Now imagine being blind or close to it. A dozen visually impaired children did just that by rising to the challenge of riding the waves on Monday at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Surfers hit Wrightsville Beach for weekend tournament

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videoWhat do California, South Carolina, New Jersey and Florida all have in common? They're missing some of their best pro surfers this weekend as contestants from those states are ripping the waves right here in our area. Full story...
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UNCW freshman dies while surfing in storm

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UNC Wilmington officials say the teen killed while surfing at Wrightsville Beach was a member of the UNCW family.

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Wahines take to Wrightsville Beach

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Hundreds of wahines took to the beach this weekend for what has become an east coast surfing tradition. The 13th Annual East Coast Wahine Championships were held at Wrightsville Beach. The contest is the only one on the east coast to feature all female surfers. Full story...
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