Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Bonneville Speed Week

Thirty-thousand years ago, the ancient lake covering Utah’s Bonneville salt flats is estimated to have been one thousand feet deep. Evidence of its depth remains only on the surrounding mountains in stratified layers and on the lake bed, where 99 … Continue reading

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Eric “Bird” Huffman’s Obsession

Collectors exist at different levels of an aesthetic/psychological spectrum. Roughly speaking, their world is broken into thirds—on one end you’ve got the connoisseurs, in the middle the hobbyists, and on the far end you’ve got the hoarders. Walking into Bird’s … Continue reading

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Tijuana Surf Monkey Evolved?

This piece by Denver photographer Eric Magnussen unintentionally reflects the times with a rendition of the famous chimp as stand-in for the thugs in the original “Karate Kid” (halloween scene). The irony is, well, it looks like a Dia del … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Jet Ski?

How paddling into monsters returned to the cutting edge. As the phrase goes, familiarity breeds contempt—as in, the more you do something the more you take it for granted. But in the world of big wave riding, what familiarity breeds … Continue reading

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