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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | December 8, 2002
INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del. -- It was just after sunrise yesterday when Harry Wilson hit the beach here at Delaware Seashore State Park. With barely a cloud in the sky, the air temperature was a teeth-chattering 22 degrees, the ocean temperature was practically balmy at almost 50 and the incoming tide was pushing long, slow, perfectly spaced 4- to 5-foot waves. Obviously, it was an ideal day for surfing. Even record-breaking low temperatures didn't discourage Wilson from going ahead with the 20th annual Ho Ho Surf Off. "This is a celebration of local surfers who surf all year 'round," said Wilson, the Delaware chief of the Eastern Surfing Association, which sanctioned the four-hour competition.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City 's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized, and a Virginia teen drowned in a rip current there Tuesday as town officials limited beachgoers to wading as Hurricane Cristobal continues to churn up Mid-Atlantic waters. This summer has been the deadliest in years for swimmers at Maryland's oceanfront resort, with the first reported drownings while lifeguards were on duty since 2007, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
Ocean City lifeguards have reported a spike in injuries among swimmers caught in dangerous wave breaks the past two days as Tropical Storm Bertha's passage stirs up the seas. About 20 injuries, most of them to swimmers' shoulders and collarbones, occurred Tuesday and Wednesday when unusually powerful waves came crashing down on the beach, said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Beachgoers have also reported unusually large tidepools taking up much of the beach.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
Ocean City lifeguards have reported a spike in injuries among swimmers caught in dangerous wave breaks the past two days as Tropical Storm Bertha's passage stirs up the seas. About 20 injuries, most of them to swimmers' shoulders and collarbones, occurred Tuesday and Wednesday when unusually powerful waves came crashing down on the beach, said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Beachgoers have also reported unusually large tidepools taking up much of the beach.
NEWS
September 27, 1993
OCEAN CITY -- A 24-year-old Virginia man was presumed dead after disappearing in the surf near 15th Street, where he was swimming with friends yesterday, Ocean City police reported.The man, whose name was not given, was caught in a current with two friends about 2 p.m. His friends escaped, but he sank, police said.
NEWS
By Diane Werts and Diane Werts,NEWSDAY | June 10, 2007
Seriously weird. But by the end of next week's second episode, John From Cincinnati is weirdly serious, too. HBO's new contemporary beach saga from Deadwood auteur David Milch is no longer just supernaturally strange, excessively foul-mouthed, often abrasive and continually vexing. It isn't even merely sun-and-surf pretty. It's emotionally involving, too. Maybe even cosmic. JOHN FROM CINCINNATI / / Makes its premiere about 10 tonight on HBO
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1998
If Capt. Nick ever ventured from the Maine restaurant bearing his name to landlocked Laurel, he'd feel right at home at the Bay N Surf restaurant.The two establishments have a lot in common: U.S. 1, for starters, which runs past both front doors on its way from the Canadian border to the Florida Keys.Then there's the kitsch nautical decor, the paper place mats, the helpful help and the fish prepared the way June and Ward Cleaver would like it.No, you won't find cutting-edge cuisine at Capt.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | October 3, 1993
It seems that CBS isn't the only network that David Letterman has moved to. From the looks of its debut program on Friday, "SportsNight," ESPN2 is loaded with Lettermans.Only anchor Keith Olbermann does a really good version, but he's not the only one who's trying. And those who aren't trying to be Letterman are attempting to be MTV veejays.Thus went much of the first evening of ESPN2, the all-sports channel aimed at Generation X.Though ESPN2 is supposed to attract a mixed 18 to 34 crowd that is more into sports as entertainment than obsession, the opening sequence likely was better appreciated by the regular ESPN crowd.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 8, 2007
Who needs to fly when you can catch a wave? Penguins, those new rock stars of the animal world, continue their winning streak with Surf's Up, an animated mockumentary that imagines a world where the famously flightless birds are as much into hanging 10 as they are into eating fish. Done in a sort of Errol Morris-meets-Endless Summer style, Surf's Up is the story of a penguin named Cody Maverick (voice of Shia LaBeouf). While being interviewed by an unseen narrator and film crew (although the occasional boom mike does slip into the frame)
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | December 8, 2002
INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del. - It was just after sunrise yesterday when Harry Wilson hit the beach here at Delaware Seashore State Park. With barely a cloud in the sky, the air temperature was a teeth-chattering 22 degrees, the ocean temperature was practically balmy at almost 50 and the incoming tide was pushing long, slow, perfectly spaced 4- to 5-foot waves. Obviously, it was an ideal day for surfing. Even record-breaking low temperatures didn't discourage Wilson from going ahead with the 20th annual Ho Ho Surf Off. "This is a celebration of local surfers who surf all year 'round," said Wilson, the Delaware chief of the Eastern Surfing Association, which sanctioned the four-hour competition.
TRAVEL
By Jake Nevins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur, rapidly making its way up the East Coast, is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. While Fourth of July festivities in Ocean City won't be a total wash, the National Hurricane Center is advising beachgoers to be aware of dangerous rip currents. Swimmers and surfers are urged to be very cautious and follow safety protocols even though the storm is expected to be well off the Delmarva coast. "We don't think Tropical Storm Arthur will have any direct impact on Ocean City but any time a storm passes it results in increased surf conditions," said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, adding that he expects to see increased rip currents.
TRAVEL
By Jessica E. Evans, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
If the Dew Tour has put you in the mood to try something a little more extreme than your usual beach routine, Michelle Sommers has just the thing. Sommers is giving women the opportunity to check off learning how to surf from their bucket list with lessons specifically tailored to them. The Fenwick Island resident said she began offering the lessons because surfing is a male-dominated sport and that can sometimes makes women feel intimidated. "I think women feel more comfortable with other women teaching them because we are close in age and understand similar fears," says Sommers, adding that lessons with a woman can take away the intimidation factor.
NEWS
June 29, 2014
A 69-year-old Timonium man was rescued last week after a body surfing incident in Ocean City left him face down in the water, police said. The victim was pulled out of the beach at 82 Street at around noon June 25, said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Crews were unable to find a pulse when they first pulled him ashore. After several rounds of CPR, the man's pulse returned. He was also treated for facial abrasions and neck injuries. Police said he was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tionah Lee and For The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Here are the five biggest moments from last night's episode, "Surfing the Aftershock”: Ali's poor choice in funeral attire: Ali is having a hard time dealing with her mother's death. While Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily try their hardest to make things easier for her, her father and brother just want everyone to leave their family alone. On the day of Mrs. D's funeral, the girls come up with theories on who could have killed Alison's mother. All fingers point to Jason ... all except Spencer's, who wants to give her half-brother the benefit of the doubt.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Steve Aoki can barely contain his excitement over the tour he has orchestrated. "This lineup is phenomenal," said Aoki, the dance music DJ and producer. "We've only done four shows so far, and it feels just like a festival with all these different artists. " This type of passion is what helped the 35-year old producer rise to the top of the world of electronic dance music in recent years. Performing an average of 250 shows annually, Aoki has galvanized the scene and won over fans with his upbeat house music and stage antics, such as crowd-surfing and launching birthday cakes at concertgoers.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
Frank Gunion was studying international relations in college in 1968 when he decided to open a small surf shack at the beach. He sold handmade surfboards and a few swimsuits. Today, the small wood hut he called South Moon Under has grown into an upscale retail chain popular with the young and trendy and known for its sophisticated fashion. Gunion never planned to stay in Ocean City that summer after his freshman year at George Washington University. But by fall, he'd begun to think he was on to something.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2011
It all started in a freezing cold warehouse in early January. Three old friends, all with different music backgrounds, got together for their first band practice. They didn't know what genre they were going for other than surf rock, but before the first hour was up they had their first song written. By the end of the practice, they had two. Since then, the sound of Drunk Monk has become something else entirely. “To me, it's a kind of psychedelic surf doom jazz,” says Jacob Honaker, 27, the band's guitarist.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Daily News | July 23, 1992
Los Angeles -- He shoots! He scores! She hits! She runs! They surf! They skate!Or at least that's what performers as diverse as John Goodman and Madonna appear to be doing in the recent flurry of films about sports and athletes.Appearances are often deceiving, and with special effects and stunt doubles, filmmakers can do wonders. But illusion has its limits, and these days, actors and actresses usually put in a fair amount of time learning at least some of the skills they seem to be displaying on film.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
As 20 Harley-Davidsons growled across the asphalt at the Maryland Cruise terminal Monday morning, "Easy Rider" met "The Love Boat. " After a briefing from their tour leader, the bikers inched their machines up the ramp and into the yawning hold of the 2,200-passenger Enchantment of the Seas. Next stop: Labadee, a private port resort on the north coast of Haiti. Motorcycle cruising might be the ultimate surf-and-turf dream, a chance for bikers to ride off a passenger ship and onto sun-drenched Caribbean back roads.
NEWS
December 26, 2012
Visitors to Ocean City are often struck by the contrasting fortunes of the vacant Ocean Plaza Mall on 94 t h Street and the bustle of development along U.S. 50 in West Ocean City , with its new Walmart and other big-box stores. There are a number of reasons for this, but one in particular sticks in the resort town's collective craw: double taxation. In essence, property owners in Ocean City have been subsidizing sprawl development outside town limits, a self-destructive policy that can only be described as dumb growth.
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