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Mon, Nov 7, 2011 -- 9:30 AM

Surf Drama in SF


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Kelly Slater competes in heat 6 of round three of the Rip Curl Pro Search on November 2, 2011 in San Francisco.
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Kelly Slater competes in heat 6 of round three of the Rip Curl Pro Search on November 2, 2011 in San Francisco.

San Francisco is not known as a surfing mecca, but fans of the sport are flocking to the Rip Curl Search 2011 contest, now underway at Ocean Beach. Under sunny skies and unusually fine conditions, American surfing legend Kelly Slater thrilled the crowd on Wednesday by apparently winning an 11th world championship. But the title was declared invalid just two days later, due to a calculation error. We get the latest on the competition, and discuss the Bay Area surfing scene.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bruce Jenkins, sports columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Daniel Duane, journalist, surfer and author of books including "Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast"

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