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Matt Pruett 01/04/2013 05:25 AM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name

Got it, Nick. Since when does "the average consumer" own stock shares?

ScoobyDoo 01/03/2013 07:33 PM

great words on the champs page.

Kurt 01/03/2013 07:17 PM

All I can say is WOW!

Joao Correia 01/03/2013 05:47 PM

What about the biggest wave ever surfed in Nazare ?

DanO' 01/03/2013 05:29 PM

What a great year in surfing! Enjoy them kids, they go bye way too fast! Aloha to our friends,brothers who went before us! God speed!!!!

Nick Carroll 01/03/2013 04:56 PM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name

Surf brands "really not for us to worry about"? Yeah, I guess, as long as you don't own any shares in 'em, or have a job in a surf shop, or something. Surf brands have spent (and I do mean "spent") the past 15 or more years doing their absolute best to drive surf culture at all sorts of levels. If a stale global economy and changes in consumer mood are eroding their influence, it's worth more than that one-liner, Matt.

Daryl 01/03/2013 11:08 AM

OMG!!!!!!! sums it up!!!!!!! Those guys out there surfing this will have stories to tell for the rest of thier lives!!!!!!

Mark 01/03/2013 10:23 AM

Surfline should help get the women's tour back on track with some prize $$$. And they should do a year long series on traveling to the places Sean Collins loved to go to. It is important for all the youngsters to connect with those who went there before them. We are a tribe, and it is important for the tribal elders to keep those who follow them well grounded. Kevin Naughton motivated an entire generation including the Surfline founder, now it's Surfline's turn to motivate the next generation.

David Holt 01/03/2013 09:35 AM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name

I was wondering why Sean is not pictured on ths R.I.P. page?

Editor reply:
He passed on Dec. 26, 2011. Sean is our founder/father/hero, we would never forget him.

Chris Thew 01/03/2013 09:22 AM

Nice to see Reef scoring such incredible rides the past year. He is such a humble guy and seems bright and really stoked with the pure act of riding waves. Great clips of Fiji, really one of the best moments of the year.

Smithers 01/03/2013 09:16 AM

Think it safe to say that big wave paddle surfing stole the spotlight this year

David Holt 01/03/2013 08:26 AM   * PREMIUM MEMBER - Real Name

Where is Shawn Collins??????

Editor reply:
He passed on Dec. 26, 2011. Sean is our founder/father/hero, we would never forget him.

sivdog 01/03/2013 08:06 AM   ** EDITOR'S PICK

good on ya guys to mention those who are not with us today,especially Randy incredible shaper,a north shore legend,and a good friend who will be missed. unfortunately I missed his paddle out due to being in jail,but that is something Randy could have appreciated!....Aloha my brother and we will see you down the line....

Whamo 01/03/2013 06:36 AM

My good friend from high school, Randy Sleigh, I am so sorry to see you go. Randy was an excellent surfer, with a speedy and smooth style with a sunny smile. We spent a lot of fun times surfing Riviera together. Randy had an excellent sense of humor. The perfect day for Randy was a day of surf and a meal with the wife. I got he best wave of my life at the "Hole" when Randy told me it had been good, and I checked it out. Thanks, Randy.

chuck 01/03/2013 06:24 AM

rip Fran

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