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OP Pro exhibit remembers history-making surf contest — and its famous 1986 riot – Orange County Register

The OP Pro wasn’t just a surf contest – it was a wild beach party. In the water, the top surfers of the time showed up to make a name for themselves. And on the land the event drew neon-wearing, big-hair, ever-rowdier crowds through the 1980s. An original surfboard signed by Tom Curran is part …

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Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup, Bishop Calls for ‘Critical Look’ at Situation of Christians in Qatar| National Catholic Register

The international soccer competition kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the State of Qatar, an emirate on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the “sports bishop” of the German Bishops’ Conference on Thursday called for a critical look at conditions in the competition’s host country, …

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Young USMNT roster finally gets its World Cup chance – Orange County Register

Maybe it’s appropriate that the United States men’s national team makes its return to soccer’s grandest stage at what might already be the weirdest World Cup ever. And it hasn’t even started yet. When former FIFA president Sepp Blatter came right out on the eve of the tournament and told a Swiss newspaper that picking …

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Slain surfing great Chris Davidson was on “child protection register” after indecently assaulting fifteen-year-old girl, newspaper reveals

Surfline Man feels so certain all the pro surfers would love him and help him learn to surf better. It would all be so educational. Since we last saw him getting totally barreled at Surf Ranch, things have been going so well for Surfline Man. Just last week, he scored such an awesome session right …

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Rare surf scene in Long Beach during tropical storm swell – Orange County Register

There was a time when Long Beach was one of the best surf spots in Southern California, but then the breakwater was built decades ago blocking the wave action. Surfers have rarely shown up since. Except when just the right swell hits. While the tropical storm that blew into the region on Saturday, Sept. 10, …

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