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DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — August 13, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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LISTEN TO THIS WEEKS SHOW — THE PODCAST — CLICK HERE NOW !! SUBSCRIBE VIA iTUNES – WE TALK JJ CALE, US OPEN OF YOUTH LIFESTYLE, BIG PICTURE, FANS AGREE WITH SCOTT, CHAS SMITH, BEACH GRIT, .COM, WINE COUNTRY, WHERE’S BALDY?, MONETIZING THE PODCAST;, KOA SMITH, DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT, BETHANY HAMILTON, KOLOHE ANDINO, VISA COMMERCIAL AT TEAHUPOO;, BIG TEHAUPOO, FANTASY SURFER, TOM CARROLL, IS A LEGEND, DRUG ADDICTION,NORTH KOREA SURFING TOURS, MIKI DORA,’S BIRTHDAY, SHARK WEEK, GOES HARD, SPELLING SAVVY, LUKE EGAN, DEPACTUS, KELLY SLATER’S NEW BRAND, CARLOS MUNOZ WINS HURLEY PRO WILDCARD CONTEST, MATT BANTING, BOB HURLEY, NEW SURF BRANDS, PAUL NAUDE, TAHITI, MARK HEALEY, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!

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Jordy Smith: Too Much Too Soon? HB: US Open of Youth Lifestyle

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DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — July 30, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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LISTEN TO THIS WEEKS SHOW — THE PODCAST — CLICK HERE NOW !! SUBSCRIBE VIA iTUNES – WE TALK JBAY; TOM CURREN, TOM AT PIPELINE, FREDDY P., CAROLS MUNOZ, MATT BANTING, FANTASY SURFER, SONNY MILLER, US OPEN AT HB, MOVING THE US OPEN TO A REAL WAVE WORTHY OF THE “US OPEN” MONIKER, YOUTH LIFESTYLE INDUSTRY OR SURF INDUSTRY? TEAHUPOO, KAI OTTEN, OWEN WRIGHT, PRO GOLF, PRO TENNIS, RIOTS, JORDY SMITH: NO CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE, TOO MUCH TOO SOON, CHAMPIONSHIP FOCUS, RUSTY PREISENDORFER, BOARDROOM, SHAPER/SURFER CHALLENGE SURF CONTEST MUCH MORE

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TERRORIST THREATS AGAINST US OPEN OF SURFING

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Shirt happens. Reveler is dealt with at a past US Open of Surfing. photo grimygoods.com

(July 28, 2014) — An AP Wire story reports that Southern California law enforcement have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend’s U.S. Open of Surfing.

According to the report, Huntington Beach police said Saturday that the teenager was arrested Friday evening at his home in Huntington Beach and booked on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. He is not being identified because he is a minor.

Police confiscated a handgun and a shotgun from the home, as well as his electronic devices (a TI calculator perhaps?).

Police are not disclosing what social-media outlet the teen used to make the threats or the nature of the threat.

The teen is telling police he wasn’t serious and was just “messing around.”

One news source is reporting that law enforcement was “scouring” for possible terrorist threats against the US Open of Tennis, to be played beginning August 25th, in New York City, and the Huntinton Beach threat caught their immediate attention.

There is no-truth to the rumor that the teen is a high-performance longboard competitor who feels shunned by the Duct Tape Invitational officials.

Last’s years after-event fiasco, a mini-riot, if there is such a thing, means tighter security and scaled-back activities, i.e. no rock concerts.

Please stay safe and report any suspicious activity. That’s code for “watch it all on the internet.”

HERE’S ANOTHER REASON TO WATCH IT ALL ON THE INTRANETTED – HUNTINGTON BEACH ACTION SPORTS FESTIVAL.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/26/threat-against-us-open-of-surfing-leads-to-arrest/#ixzz38rf229ll

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Freddy P Goes Mental on Stab; Mega Indo Swell, El Nino, GWSharks Increase

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DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — June 24, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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Mega Swell delivers the goods throughout the Indian Ocean.

Mega Swell delivers the goods throughout the Indian Ocean.

One Session with Gabriel Medina from Paul Daniel on Vimeo.

SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Great White Sharks Population Increase – holy shiiite; Mega Swell hitting Indonesia ; great Indian Ocean season so far; Fiji, Freddy P Goes Mental on STAB ; Surf Craft at Mingei; 100 Wave Challenge

FREDDY P. TOP 10 REGRETS ON STAB MAG:
3. NOT DATING A STRIPPER: I’ve always regretted not dating a stripper. There’s something about strippers that entices young, single men. I think it’s their confidence – to be able to do what they do. They’re crazy and wacky and I regret never experiencing that. I’d like to actually date one not just hang out. I’ve had friends that have done it and it seemed so fun. They’re an interesting kind of woman. I’d want to get one of the nut-jobs though, coming after you with her fuckin stiletto heels and stuff. Ha, my wife even knows about that one.

8. NOT HOOKING UP WITH KATE BOSWORTH: It was during the filming for Blue Crush. She wasn’t famous just yet. Sanoe Lake (Lena), the Roxy girl that was in the movie with her, fully came to me one day and said, “I’ve got a friend that wants to meet you. We’re doing this movie together and she doesn’t know anybody here.” I’d just come in from surfing and wasn’t really thinking about it. I was hungry and started eating this plate of food with my hands right in front of her. I didn’t put it together; she wasn’t famous, and she wasn’t that hot at the time. But now she’s smokin and I regret it. Maybe I’m being delusional but I think she was into me.

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DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — May 13, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Mason Ho’s humorous dream wave explanation, Rio is wrong and should leave the WCT schedule, Rio Pro WCT, Kelly Slater’s 10 explains a lot, Surfboards as art or as a tool of expression, Kook_of_the_Day on Instagram, Chris Ward is mental in Mexico Reckless and much more.

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Surfer Penned as Ape-ish Faced Sues Surfing Life Magazine

DOWN THE LINE SURF TALK PODCAST — APRIL 15, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Otis Carey sues Nathan Meyers and Surfing Life magazine; defamation of character; reaction; Drug Aware at the Margaret River Pro; Josh Kerr, Spartan, the Box, SUPs and why they are or are not despised; do not watch yourself surf on video; style is all you’ll ever have, pick a good one; plus much more.

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DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER AUSTRALIAN LAW (from Wikipedia and elsewhere… so it must be true)
Before January 2006, defamation varied from state to state across Australia, but now there are Uniform Defamation Laws which are similar across all states and territories. The uniform laws adopted and adapted a number of statutory provisions from old laws but still retain the basic principles of common law, which traditionally defines defamation as:

The publication of any false imputation concerning a person, or a member of his family, whether living or dead, by which (a) the reputation of that person is likely to be injured or (b) he is likely to be injured in his profession or trade or (c) other persons are likely to be induced to shun, avoid, ridicule or despise him.

Publication of defamatory matter can be by (a) spoken words or audible sound or (b) words intended to be read by sight or touch or (c) signs, signals, gestures or visible representations, and must be done to a person other than the person defamed.

If a person thinks that you have defamed them and takes you to court, they have to prove that three of these things have happened:

That the words were capable of a defamatory meaning as understood by ordinary members of society. Defamatory meaning could be anything which harms the person, in their reputation, their business or in the way other people treat them. The law does not say that the plaintiff must show actual proof of being harmed; it is enough that the false statement could have led to harm.

That the words identify him as the person defamed. It is not necessary that he should have been specifically named. If he can show the court that a reasonable person would take the words to refer to him, he will probably have a good case. Groups of people (such as small companies or not for profit associations) can sue for defamation if they can demonstrate that the words identified them as a group.

That the words or pictures have been published, that is heard or seen by a third person. The first person is the one talking or writing (you), the second person is the person being talked or written about (the plaintiff), the third person is anyone else who may hear or read the offending matter (such as a reader or listener). There is no civil defamation if the words, however bad or untrue, are spoken or written only to the person about whom they are made.

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The March Issue of Surfing Life published an article titled “Poetry Night with Mermaid Killer,” written by long-time surf writer and SL contributor Nathan Myers. In the piece, Myers characterized the feature’s subject, Otis Carey, in a way many deemed careless and racist. Shortly thereafter, SL published an unreserved apology. Today we learned that Carey has levied with a lawsuit against SL and Myers for defamation of character and $200,000 for emotional damages. Here, Myers shares his perspective after maintaining a silence on the issue.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Inertia or Down The Line Surf Talk Radio.

NATHAN MEYERS:

Dear Otis,

Before I say anything, I will once again say I am sorry. I had no idea what a poorly chosen word that was. I think you’re a fine human. And I also think you’re making a mistake.

Are you really asking $200,000 of myself and Surfing Life Magazine for “defamation of character?” Really? Is this you or the lawyers talking? It seems unreasonable.

Did you read the article? Do you realize that the sentence in which “ape-ish” was intended to convey the folly of my own ill-conceived first impression of you (derived for your dark, gritty Kill the Matador film)? Did you notice how the rest of the paragraph, article and photographs existed entirely to cast you in a flattering light? In our recorded Skype interview I flat out gush about how much I like you as a person. There was never a race-related connotation to the word. Most of us don’t think that way. The very idea makes me feel ill.

When the magazine and myself realized how the word was being misconstrued (ugh!), we all rushed to apologize for the unintended offense. But you wouldn’t talk to us. Instead, you let tabloids do the talking. And now your lawyers.

Really?

You realize the amount associated with this lawsuit will put Surfing Life magazine out of business. A 30-year-old labor of pure surfing stoke, shut down because you refuse to forgive a mistake. The editor is mixed race himself, with black and aboriginal blood. The staff is composed of career world travelers. Open minded people. The word went unnoticed because there was no malice or “ism” associated with it. Most of us don’t think like that. It was an honest and very awkward mistake. These aren’t oil-tycoons or corrupt politicians whose jobs you threaten to erase. These are fellow surfers. We all drop in on each other from time to time…what’s important is how you act afterwards. There’s always another wave. And no, we can’t buy you a new golden-finned surfboard.

And, you do realize of course, that surf magazines are how freesurfers like you make your living, right? If the magazine that publishes your photos and writes stories from your travels is put out of business by your sense of vendetta… well, what then? Talk about biting the hand that feeds. I guess if you win the suit you’ll be dining well upon those bloodied knuckles. If you don’t win your suit, you’ll be gnawing fingernails. Neither result sounds very nourishing.

I’m guessing your lawyers don’t surf. You should teach them. It is fun.

The word was a mistake of zero malicious intent. The magazine and the writer apologized profusely. What more do you want besides our jobs, our lives and our history? Is this how you want to be remembered by surfing? The man who killed the magazine?

Have you never been forgiven?

Wouldn’t you rather just go surfing?

The choice is yours.

Humbly baffled,

The Seppo Surfer Who Wrote The Word (And Apologized)– NATHAN MEYERS

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DOWN THE LINE APRIL 1, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Kelly Slater Quiksilver sayonara no mas; Drug Aware Pro Margaret River, Who should make more money: Kolohe Andino or Nat Young?, Gabriel Medina, Hobie Alter, RED BULL Cape Fear, Ours, Sydney Beaches, Dane Reynolds sells clothes; Sean Mattison in-studio, Von Sol Surfboards, SURFER Magazine, Morgan Maassen plus much more.

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VSTR the once and future brand of Kelly Slater?
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Kelly Slater’s car gets waxed; Apeish Face is the name of a new alt band

DOWN THE LINE MARCH 18, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Miguel’s name is pronounced “POO POO”, Asymmetrical surfboards, Carl Ekstrom, Nathan Myers, Apeish Face, Tom Blake, Kelly Slater’s car gets waxed: “fuckwit”, Snapper is stupid, Bangladesh girl surfer, Dolphin mows down surfer, Best Song Ever, Hobie Alter, Surfing Heritage & Culture Center, plus much more.

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Tom Blake’s ribbed hollow paddleboard concept
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Carl Ekstrom Assymetrical
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Otis Carey – You be the judge : apeish face, yes or no?
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Bangladesh surfer girl – a worthy doco!

Quik Pro Roxy Pro Wrapup, Endless Summer

DOWN THE LINE MARCH 12, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Endless Summer 50 Years Celebration with Paul Strauch in-studio, Phil Edwards, Rabbit Kekai, big Makaha, Adriano de Sourgrapes runs over Jeremy Flores; Kelly Slater still heads and shoulders above the rest, Jordy Smith feeling pressure?, Stephanie Gilmore surfs well, ASP needs to acknowledge and nurture rivalries i.e Julian v Mitch Crew, Adrian v Jeremy, these are crucial stories, CJ Hobgood solid but can he give a better interview please, plus much more.

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Do you know on which beach the classic Endless Summer poster image was taken?

One Summer, Forever
By Lili Anolik

The Endless Summer poster is 50 years old, and it hasn’t aged a minute. Kitchen-table project turned pop-culture phenomenon, the Day-Glo movie promo created by John Van Hamersveld for his friend Bruce Brown’s 1964 documentary is still selling the dream—on T-shirts, TV shows, beer bottles, and dorm walls. Lili Anolik looks back at the moment an iconic image was born, the social upheaval it presaged, and the surfer-dude-slash-designer whose life it changed.

Lost at sea; Carissa Moore better than Jordy ? ; The women are hot.

DOWN THE LINE MARCH 4, 2014 surfing, surf news, surfer information, surfing industry tripe et al.
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“Oh Jordy….”

SHOW NOTES: THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS Lost at sea with Johnny Kessel; Big Saturday in California; Carissa Moore could probably beat Jordy Smith, Carissa is the top athletica; Is the ASP already crowning Steph Gilmore?; The women are red hot in oh so many ways; Tiago Peres or Perez or …; ASP an easy target ; Sean Doooooooherty is the best surf journo; Give us your memeory cards; Jaws boat swamp and Dege gets raked; ASP in Tahiti, really?, You might want to tell the Tahitians and not just ONE of them, but the federation, Louis Vuitton surfboards; plus much more.

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JOHNNY KESSEL – EPIC DOWNWIND STORY
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STEPHANIE GILMORE IS RED HOT
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WATCH THIS BOAT GET SWAMPED AT JAWS

WATCH DEGE O’CONNELL TAKE A MEAN ONE AT JAWS

WATCH GARRETT MCNAMARA GET A BOARD DESIGNED BY MERCEDES-BENZ

WATCH CARISSA MOORE DOMINATE THE ROXY PRO

JORDY SMITH LOSES TO TIAGO PERES (fast forward to 28:09 for the punch)

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