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Photos: Rhode Island surfers

Wet and wild
Wet and wild
By JASON EVANS  |  July 06, 2012
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Rhode Island surf culture: punk rock, gangbangers, and the search for the ultimate wave

Surfing has been a Rhode Island fixture for decades now. But wander north of Second Beach and terms like "point break" and "south swell" fall out of the vernacular pretty quickly.
Wet and wild
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 06, 2012
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Review: Soul Surfer

What are Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Craig T. Nelson doing in this movie?
Cheese instead of heart
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 08, 2011
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Pop-up pirate

I've written first-hand about trapeze lessons, smelt fishing, and cruise vacations (oh, my!), but as I headed toward surf lessons at Scarborough's Higgins Beach one morning in May, I had more butterflies in my stomach than usual.
A first-time surfer takes to the waves
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010

At the Cable Car: The wind-lashed and sea-worn

On a recent Sunday, the usual grad school crowd at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence gave way to something different — the wind-lashed faces and sea-worn hands of Rhode Island’s oft-ignored surfing community.
Surf’s Up
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  May 14, 2010
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Ride that wave

Like a killer wave or a lousy metaphor, success can really sneak up on you.
Are Surfer Blood the only band from Florida?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 26, 2010


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Review: The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

There’s nothing more envy-inducing during a Boston winter night than watching a pack of surfers hit the pristine beaches of Tahiti. But beyond the warmth and beauty of the island, this film fails to deliver a cohesive message.
Big waves, little ripples
By LISA SPINELLI  |  February 19, 2010
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The Intelligence | Fake Surfers

With more and more blasted lo-fi nerd bait polluting the record bins and stolen-music blogs these days, it's gotten increasingly difficult to sort out the real deal from the hangers-on.
In the Red (2009)
By MARTIN PAVLINIC  |  May 22, 2009
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Monsters unleashed

The best moments came when Eso ran down his action-figure collection — from Silver Surfer to Storm Shadow — while wearing an X-Wing commander helmet.
7L + Esoteric at the Middle East Downstairs, June 14, 2008
By DAVID BOFFA  |  June 16, 2008
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Ignoring the void

A deceptively conventional, open-minded documentary.
Surfwise leaves the ties that bind knotty and frayed
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 21, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008


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Hot for teacher

Jack Black may have popularized the notion of a fantasy school of rock, but for 3200 students at 40 schools around the country, the School of Rock is very real.
Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes joins the School of Rock
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 12, 2008
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Warren Miller’s Playground

Playground loses the intimacy that the similarly fashioned Endless Summer surfer series achieved.
Skiing in a relentlessly-cut-to-heavy-metal format
By TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2007
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Kid at play

Slouching on a Marriott lobby couch in jeans, T-shirt, and sandals, blond-haired Teddy Thompson looks like a California surfer.
Teddy Thompson ’ s country jag
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007
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Say anything


A Scarborough man’s new movie shows a lot, but tells little
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2007
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Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007


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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Even as a 10-year-old Marvel Comics fan, I knew that the Silver Surfer was a dumb character.
A summer wipeout
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 20, 2007