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Dramatic Rescue After Pro-Surfer Goes Under at Deadly Spot

Body-boarder Andre Botha pulled unconscious man to surface

(Newser) - Florida pro surfer Evan Geiselman, 22, was riding a 20-foot wave at Hawaii's Pipeline—one of the world's deadliest surfing spots—on Sunday when he disappeared as the lip curled over him. The Pipeline off Oahu's North Shore delivers breakers that can force a surfer underwater until... More »

Californian Wins Hawaii's Big-Wave Blowout

Waves hit 40 feet in first 'Eddie' held since 2004

(Newser) - A Californian won Hawaii’s most prestigious big-wave surfing event today, getting a perfect score in the final heat of the competition, which mandates waves of at least 20 feet and was held for the first time since 2004. Greg Long, 26, beat out superstar Kelly Slater, who held the... More »

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