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  • Joe Surf: Kneeboarder has remarkable win after injury

    We've all heard the sports phrase "playing hurt." Huntington Beach's Tom Backer has taken it to a new level. Backer, 48, finished in second place in the open division of the 2012 Kneeboard Surfing USA Titles finals last week on the south side of the...
  • Softball registration wraps up Saturday

    Registration for South Huntington Beach Girls Fastpitch Softball is available online through Saturday at http://www.shbgfs.org. The league is an Amateur Softball Assn. recreational softball league for girls ages 5 to 14. * Katin surf contest starts in...
  • Katin surf contest opens Friday

    The Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge will run for two days starting Friday at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The event will combine elements of team and traditional surfing competition formats and champions will be decided in team and...
  • Joe Surf: Collins made huge impact on surfing industry

    Surfline has planned a paddleout to honor its founder and one of the most influential surfers in the history of the sport, Sean Collins, at 11 a.m. Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Collins, 59, passed away after suffering a heart...
  • Joe Surf: H.B. local is underdog at U.S. Open of Surfing

    Joe Surf: H.B. local is underdog at U.S. Open of Surfing
    Kelly Slater hasn't done it. Neither has Rob Machado, Sunny Garcia nor Tom Curren. Not when it was called the OP Pro, or more recently, the U.S. Open of Surfing. In fact, nobody on the men's side has ever won the U.S. Open of Surfing three...
  • Videos from the U.S. Open of Surfing

    Slater advances to Round of 12; gets a Mulhern   Slater cruises into quarterfinals   Surfing legend Rob Machado wins his Hurley Pro "Wildcard" heat   Kelly Slater: 2011 US Open of Surfing men's champion  
  • In The Pipeline: Paddling 26 miles for one little girl's sight

    About 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Drew Kenny arrived at the Huntington Beach Pier. How did he get there? On a stand-up paddleboard. Where did he leave from? Catalina Island. Just what would inspire the 42-year-old Huntington Beach consultant to paddle 26 miles?...
  • Slater slays competition at U.S. Open of Surfing

    There was talk before the start of the U.S. Open of Surfing that 2011 could be the year of the Young Guns. Just days before Sunday's Men's final, former World Tour veteran and first-year contest director Pat O'Connell, felt the same way. But O'Connell...
  • Joe Surf: Laguna's Pribram intervening in Windy City surfer arrest

    "Surfing is not a crime." That's what 11-time Assn. of Surfing Professionals champ Kelly Slater tweeted when he found out last month that 40-year-old Rex Flodstrom was arrested by Chicago police for — wait for it — surfing off the shores of...
  • Joe Surf: Balancing school and the board

    Pro surfing and school don't mix. At least not the kind of school that requires its students to show up on time, spend most of the day in a classroom and then go home and do homework into the afternoon and evening. That's why so many up-and-coming...
  • Joe Surf: Paddle out for Mongoose Cup

    It looks easy and fun, so more and more people are getting up on those big, sturdy boards. Find a spot where it is flat and get out there. Stand up and paddle. Stand-up paddleboarding is common in Huntington Harbour and other local harbors, and also at...
  • Joe Surf: Jordy Smith shows potential to be the 'next Kelly Slater'

    There's a sports blog with a video clip on Yahoo! Sports titled "Jordy Smith pulls arguably the best surfing move ever." The move is called a "rodeo flip," and it's kind of a combination of a flip and a reverse 360. I know it's a sick move because...