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January 17th, 2008 | By | 5 Comments

ALL’S WHALE THAT ENDS WELL

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After two long days of dramatic negotiations, the environmental activist “hostages” aboard the Japanese whaling vessel have been handed over to Australian officials. Something fishy was definitely going on. CNN has more.

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January 13th, 2008 | By | 5,099 Comments

URBAN LEGEND: BARRY McGEE

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Before there was a Banksy or a Shepard Fairey there was Barry “Twist” McGee, who’s critically acclaimed “graffiti” is credited with legitimizing the street art genre. While his immensely popular works now sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, this former b-boy remains incredibly private and aloof. Lucky for us Swindle was able to rattle his cage for one of the most in-depth interviews he’s done in over a decade.

January 11th, 2008 | By | 2,006 Comments

DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SCORPION BAY?

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For everyone who bitches that the surf industry is run by kooks who don’t surf, come on over to our house. Our men’s buyer, Christine, won the commitment challenge over New Year’s when she and her posse rambled 13 tough hours past the boarder to San Juanico’s legendary Scorpion Bay. What used to be a super sleepy, semi-secret fishing village is slowing growing into one of Baja’s more popular surf destinations, complete with a camp, a small restaurant and bar, and handfuls of trailer-living ex-pats enjoying life on the outskirts. But the surf itself is still holding strong, with three point breaks that offer consistent right-handers, especially during big south swells. Christine was nice enough to let us post some of her photos, as long as we swore not to reveal their secret spots. (more…)

January 9th, 2008 | By | 3,466 Comments

HERE WE GO AGAIN

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After days of speculation, proof has finally emerged that Cortes Bank is indeed going off, producing the “tallest wave faces ever challenged in the history of the sport” (you go fancy PR people!), and is expected to earn either Mike Parson, Brad Gerlach, Greg Long, or Grant Baker the Billabong XXL title. Breaking news, photos and videos are coming in fast and furious. See it for yourself here.