Surfboard Tied to Two New Guinness World Records on Display at U.S. Open of Surfing

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Surfrider Foundation
Hang 132!
The giant surfboard that set a Guinness world record in Huntington Beach on International Surfing Day June 20--by having 66 people ride it at once--is being taken out of its giant, zip-up surfboard bag.

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Waters Off Huntington Beach Closed to People After Shark Bumps Surfer

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Uh-oh ...
I am still not convinced this is not sly promotion of "Shark Week" programming, but a shark bumping a surfer this morning has prompted lifeguards to prohibit anyone from going into the waters off Huntington Beach for the rest of the day.

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Gordon "Grubby" Clark of Clark Foam Fame to be Inducted into Surfers' Hall of Fame

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Bev Morgan/Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHCC)
Surfer magazine named Gordon "Grubby" Clark the 10th most influential surfer of the 20th century.
It doesn't seem right that Gordon "Grubby" Clark will be immortalized in cement in front of Huntington Surf & Sport near the Huntington Beach Pier on July 31. In a perfect world, the 2015 inductee to the Surfers' Hall of Fame would be immortalized in foam--as in polyurethane foam, not saltwater foam produced by crashing waves.

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Surfrider's International Surfing Day in Surf City Ends with Guinness World Record [VIDEOS]

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Surfrider Foundation
Move over, two girls, one cup: It's 66 riders, one surfboard.
Surfrider Foundation's 11th annual International Surfing Day included clean-ocean events all over the globe, but the Huntington Beach gathering was significant because it drew the San Clemente-based nonprofit's CEO, featured the collection of 116.5 pounds of trash and was capped with a Guinness World Record.

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Joseph Jordan Taylor to be Arraigned in Murder Conspiracy: Update

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE ON CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST THREE DEFENDANTS AND JOSEPH TAYLOR'S NEW ARRAIGNMENT DATE

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Courtesy of the Huntington Beach Police Department
Joseph Jordan Taylor, who is scheduled to be arraigned today, has a long rap sheet.
UPDATE, MAY 14, 3:24 P.M.: Joseph Jordan Taylor, the 29-year-old son of 2011 Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame inductee (and fellow arrestee) John Taylor, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon for allegedly soliciting undercover police officers to murder a woman this past Tuesday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA).

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Go to Mammoth Mountain for the $59 Lift Tickets, Stay for the Many Spring Events

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Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Rail don't fail me now ...
Let's say you have a season pass to some other ski resort, but you want to schuss across that 60-inch base at the top of Mammoth Mountain before it all melts away this spring. You are now being enticed to do so with a $59 lift ticket given to anyone who walks up to a ticket window and flashes a season pass from a non-Mammoth ski area.

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This Ski and Snowboard Season is Not Over, But Special on 2015-16 Calif4nia Pass Starts TODAY

Categories: Wax On, Wax Off

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Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
If you've got it, spend it.
We're weeks away from the official end of the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season, but you can already start making plans for the 2015-16 season as the Cali4nia Pass goes on sale today. What is the Cali4nia Pass, you ask?

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Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Offer Screaming $99 Deal on Spring Season Pass

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Springing into spring.
We're supposedly getting a temperature break today from this hot-ass winter we've been experiencing, but either way the ski resorts of Big Bear claim to still have plenty of snow coverage--and they are offering a screaming deal to get you back up there.

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Headquarters Dedicated in Name of Fallen Newport Beach Lifeguard Ben Carlson SUNDAY

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City of Newport Beach
Ben Carlson was the first Newport Beach city lifeguard to die in the line of duty.
At high noon on Sunday, the City of Newport Beach will dedicate the Benjamin M Carlson Lifeguard Headquarters, named after the 15-year veteran lifeguard who lost his life last July while rescuing a swimmer in distress.

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And Here Come the Surf City Hail Memes!

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Hector "Hek" Valdez for Facebook/HBcommUNITYVoice
First came the rare sight of what looked like snow, but was actually hail, covering downtown Huntington Beach and nearby beach sand Monday morning. Then came the photos posted in texts and on social media of the freak weather phenomenon.

And then came Hector "Hek" Valdez.

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