Rich Harbour: golden hands

Inspired by the life and work of master surfboard shaper, Rich Harbour, this 144 page, full color hard cover book includes essays by Mike Marshall, C.R. Stecyk III, Steve Pezman and Mitchell De Jarnett. Rich Harbour and many of the other contributors to the book will be here signing copies so don't miss this opportunity! A limited quantity of books will be available at this event for the retail price of $29.95. Special Edition books available at $49.95. The publication includes many heretofore unpublished, historic photographs by Rich Harbour, Peter Brouillet, Leo Hetzel, Leroy Grannis, and Sean Collins.

At this event, a silent auction will be held for the special quiver of 'Museum Edition' Surfboards designed by Rich Harbour especially for this show. In addition, a Limited Edition (#3 of an edition of a only five! ) 50th Anniversary Harbour Surfboard made of Curly Redwood / Balsa, valued at $10,000, and many of the art images used in the exhibit will be included in this charity auction. The Surfrider Foundation and OCC Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will benefit from the proceeds of this auction so please come bid on a piece of surfing history, support responsible stewardship of our coastal resources, and the arts at OCC as well.

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Air France: not surfer friendly

Surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers keep having problems with airline companies' baggage policies. This time, Air France and KLM have seriously limited our sports travel plans, as they add hundreds of euros to our ticket prices.

If you're against this surf ban by airline companies, please sign the following petition:

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Sofia Mulanovich: small surf efforts

With little surf on offer today, event organizers have called a lay day for the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach presented by Ford Fiesta and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by SNICKERS.

The second stop on the 2010 ASP Women's World Tour, the Rip Curl Women's Pro saw the completion of the opening two rounds of competition yesterday, but with only inconsistent small surf running down the point today.

"Conditions are as expected today with little surf to speak of," Damien Hardman, Rip Curl Pro Contest Director, said. "We've called both men's and women's competition off for the day and will be back tomorrow at 7:30am to reassess conditions."

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