Haleiwa, Hawaii

Hawaiian surf legend Marvin Foster has died, Tuesday, in Haleiwa.

The respected big wave surfer was found by his brother but the causes of death are still unknown.

The 49-year-old was a tube riding master and had developed a special technique for backside barrels.

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Epic swell: Australia has been blessed

Late autumn, historically reknowned as the most consistent time of the year to score quality surf has lived up to its reputation and delivered a run of epic waves all over Australia.

Coastalwatch Editor Ben Horvath said, “Everywhere has been pumping. The southern WA region enjoyed an incredible run of six swells in the 6-8ft plus range in three weeks, Shipsterns Bluff has averaged a massive 10ft swell a week for the last 6, Vic pumped for two weeks straight, and the east coast finally turned on a solid 8-10ft south swell last weekend.”

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Blake Lively: a helping hand from Rob Machado

Soul surfer Rob Machado is teaching how to surf to athletic role model and actress Blake Lively.

They appear together in Vogue Magazine. Lively compares the routine of getting into a wet suit to "the process it takes to get into couture!".

Rob Machado tried an impossible mission. "My goal was to keep her hair dry! I failed, but she never actually fell. We rode every wave to the end." he tells Vogue.

You can watch the slideshow of Rob Machado and Blake Lively for Vogue.