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Hexagon Theatre, Reading

Album: Klaxons, Surfing the Void, Polydor

Klaxons are back – but has the nu-rave crowd moved on?

Marmaduke, Tom Dey, 88 mins, (U)

Starring voices of Owen Wilson, Kiefer Sutherland

Everybody's gone surfing (but the Hawaiian purists are upset )

The Beach Boys started it. Not the falsetto West Coast songsters of "Surfing USA", but the Hawaiian watermen who still act as board caddies and gurus to visiting mid-managers and their families in from Des Moines, trying out the forgiving waves of Waikiki for the first time. Back in the late 1950s they would paddle out to the break and tow the tourists into position. But they needed a way of getting out there with a camera and a cigarette too. So stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, was born. The original beach boys would equip themselves with not just a long, wide board but a wooden paddle, and would then use it to steer around the break, into and out of the waves, remaining upright all or most of the time.

Cornwall's on a wave: Where does the mini-boom leave local buyers?

Prices are rising, second homes are selling fast and even the Prime Minister is holidaying there

Surfer dies after shark attack

A man has died after being attacked by a shark while surfing off the south-western coast of Australia today, police said.

Traveller's Guide: Bali

Beautiful beaches, exquisite temples, great food, tropical scenery and mighty volcanoes – this Indonesian island has it all, says Iain Stewart

Dom Joly: Formidable! Drunk surfing can claim a certain je ne sais quoi

It was back to the beach for me this week. As my extended French exile (sorry, holiday) rolled on inexorably, I was forced to find things to take up my time. Having seen a sign for surfing lessons on the only road that winds its way down towards Cap Ferret, I decided to go for it and gave the number a call, with mixed results.

Surfing Brilliant Cornersd, By Sam Bleakley, photos by JS Callahan

He'll never be president now." It's what surfers used to say whenever a young wannabe finally caught a clean green wave. The point was that anyone hooked on surfing was doomed to be marginalised, head honcho at best of a fringe sub-culture. Should he ever contemplate writing a book, it would be called something like Zowie Waves and Wowie Mamas.

Toby Flood: There will be more to our game than slugging it out in a forward battle

Inside the Camp: I couldn't help but be impressed by James O'Connor - he has real nerve to play like that

Crocodiles 'surf' the seas, study finds

Crocodiles "surf" waves to cross many miles of ocean, scientists have learned.

Kate Simon: Don't gamble on the ash cloud, try a British beach break

They're flying the flag across Britain. The Blue Flag that is, the one awarded to beaches with the cleanest water and sands, and with safe, top-notch facilities.

Artificial reef fails to make the right type of waves

A £3m artificial surf reef at a coastal resort is producing the wrong type of waves, too short and too difficult for the average surfing enthusiast, a report has found.

We Are All Made Of Glue, By Marina Lewycka

Georgie Sinclair's life is coming unstuck. Her husband, Rip, has left her for flicking Cappuccino froth over his precious Blackberry. Her "slightly-too-serious" 16-year old son, Ben, spends his nights surfing the "the world-wide waves." And now her neighbour, Naomi Shapiro, an eccentric elderly Jewish emigrée, decides they are related.

Saunton Sands: A board meeting with a difference

Family holidays and surfing do mix in North Devon, says Richard Waters
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