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February 2nd, 2011 | By | 2,630 Comments

It’s Official! Bill Laity in Guinness World Records Book

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First Kelly’s tenth world title and now this! 2010 is literally one for the books, because Bill Laity, Swell.com‘s eternal grom, has just received the official word from the good people at Guinness that he is the current world record holder for the longest, continuous surf session. Cheers Bill!

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January 25th, 2011 | By | 3,684 Comments

Volcom Pipe Pro is a Go!

The buoys are showing 9ft groundswell, and a classic pipe shootout is going down This means heavy left-hand spitters and guillotine wipe-outs.
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Since Pipemasters only showed uncharacteristic “Ain’ts” and “Backdoor”, we can now get our winter fix of a majestic pipe swell. Watch the live feed and enjoy the humorous animated Hawaiian short videos between heats.

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January 22nd, 2011 | By | 5,392 Comments

We Know What You’re NOT Doing This Weekend…

That’ just frightening. Billy- I think this guy just double dog dared you.

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December 28th, 2010 | By | 1,934 Comments

Stephanie Gilmore Hospitalized- Survives Brutal Assault with a Deadly Weapon

12.27.2010-Tweed Heads, NSW-4X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore was beaten over the head with an iron bar by a local Tweed Heads man. The intruder forced entry to her apartment building on Monday evening and Gilmore began fending off unprovoked blows that resulted in a fractured wrist, and head wounds including a concussion.

Steph Gilmore’s neighbors responded to a disturbance and helped her to saftey. Dane Napoli and other neighbors chased down and detained the perpetrator. Napoli described as, “Obviously mentally ill, but didn’t appear to be on drugs”.

Police are holding the 26 yr old homeless man without bail, and will stand trial January 10.

The four time ASP world champ is recovering well according to the Australian Herald Sun, and she’s still determined to capture a fifth straight world title.

Steph aims to get back in the water in six weeks, just days before the Roxy Pro- Snapper Rocks on Feb 26, 2011. She won the event in 2010 and 2009.

2010 was a tough year for surfers in Australia after experiencing: a fatal shark attack at Margret River, an unprovoked assault on Dean Morrison, Parko’s injury, and the loss of Andy Irons who was loved all over Australia.

We hope 2011 brings good waves and fortune to our Aussie friends.

Get well Steph.

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