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Video: 'Car surfing' filmed on CCTV

Sussex Police release pictures of young people 'car surfing' in a car park in Midhurst, West Sussex.

Norway: Bracing breaks in the north

Who needs Hawaii? Surfing rarely gets better – or colder – than off the coast of Norway. Demi Taylor catches some extremely cool waves

The Hacker: If I stop playing like a nervous meerkat, I'll improve. Simples!

It was like watching pit ponies brought up from the mine for their rare break above ground. On the day the Royal Porthcawl coursere-opened last week, golfers came blinking into the daylight and breathing in the fresh air.

Foals, Brixton Academy, London

Three years ago, Foals were one of the most tipped new bands to emerge in Britain. Their math-rock – meticulously arranged, intricate guitar and drum rhythms performed with relentless energy – has always had the crowds dancing, but the dense arrangements of their debut album, Antidotes, were more limiting in their appeal. With their second album, Total Life Forever, they expanded their sound, and their fanbase, and gained themselves a Mercury Prize nomination.

Surfing: After a week of tragedy, a wave of jubilation for surfing's superstar

In winning a record 10th world title, 18 years after his first, Kelly Slater has helped his sport cope with his great rival's death. He tells Ben Mondy about the mix of emotions.

Andy Irons: Flamboyant and mercurial surfer who won three world titles and was regarded as the best of his generation

Andy Irons attained the pinnacle of peer recognition within surfing: a picture of him adorned a T-shirt, emblazoned with the text, "ANDY WINS HOSSEGOR". Hossegor, France, is just one of the stations on the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) global circuit, at all of which Andy Irons won famous victories over a career spanning more than a decade. He amassed a grand total of three world championships, and, uniquely, four Vans Triple Crowns, and was probably the most accomplished all-round surfer of the modern era. Or, as Surfer magazine put it in 2003, "he has the miraculous combination of big-wave craziness and small-wave ripping down better than any surfer in the world right now."

Surfing: Get on board to get fit

Surfing is not just for dudes in baggy shorts. Fitness fans of all ages are discovering that there's no better autumn workout. Emily Dugan catches some waves

Huhne drops Severn barrage to invest in wind power

Wildlife activists welcome decision to halt £30bn energy scheme in favour of exportable technologies, as new nuclear plants also get the green light.

Savages, By Don Winslow

Rejoice – Don is back on the drugs

Surf City, where every sea dog has its day

California's Huntington Beach hosted the second annual Surf City Dog Tournament, where a host of surfing canines – or should that be boarder collies – turned out to ride the waves.

Man dies in surfing accident

A surfer has died after an accident at sea, police said today.

Gourmet surfing: Hold the pinny, there's a big wave coming

A new weekend trip in Cornwall offers the rare chance to mix cooking with riding the breakers

Bebel Gilberto, Koko, London

Bossa chill that's just a bit too cool

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