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MYSTICAL LISTICLES: 10 CLOSEOUTS MASQUERADING AS SURF SPOTS

Why not just pull in and see what happens?
(12/11)

THE HUNT: HEALEY AND HO SHARE PIPE TUBE

Sharing is caring, proven once again by Mark Healey and Michael Ho at the Banzai
(02/03)

ROLL-INS, WASH-THROUGHS AND SUPSQUATCH

Solid NW swell forces layday at Billabong Pipe Masters
(12/11)

FIRST LOOK: LATE-FALL NOR'EASTER

And this time, it's not all big, brown barrels (though there's that, too)
(12/10)

BILLABONG PIPE TRIALS: AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

JOB, McIntosh, Gaskell and McNamara advance to finals
(12/09)

GOPRO OF THE WORLD: NOVEMBER FINALISTS

Vote on the 10 best entries from around the globe
(12/09)

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Buoy


A floating object moored to the bottom of the ocean to mark a channel, anchor, shoal, rock, etc. Buoys with sensitive meteorological and oceanographic instruments are also moored in deep-water locations to measure wind, weather, and wave information. This information is used to help forecasters monitor the progress of swells as they pass the buoy location.

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So, how do we get surf? Sean Collins explains where waves come from, why, and how to forecast their arrival.