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September 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Blizzard Termed 'Catastrophe' for Sheep Industry: New Zealand's vital sheep industry is facing losses as high as $27 million following freak blizzards that hit during lambing season, burying parts of the South Island under up to six meters of snow. The Ministry of Agriculture called the storm a "catastrophe." Both wool and sheep meats are major exports from New Zealand, earning the nation more than $540 million a year. Agriculture ministry officials estimated that about 1.
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September 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Blizzard Termed 'Catastrophe' for Sheep Industry: New Zealand's vital sheep industry is facing losses as high as $27 million following freak blizzards that hit during lambing season, burying parts of the South Island under up to six meters of snow. The Ministry of Agriculture called the storm a "catastrophe." Both wool and sheep meats are major exports from New Zealand, earning the nation more than $540 million a year. Agriculture ministry officials estimated that about 1.
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July 29, 1993 | Rick Fignetti and David Reyes, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
Orange County's recent Southern Hemisphere swell was a doozy. According to Rockin' Fig, it separated the men from the novices and broke plenty of boards. Sean Collins with Surfline/Wavetrak said that during the three-week swell, waves were up to eight feet on the face and larger. Collins said another series of storms from New Zealand could be due this week, with something big off Antarctica. Figgy's friend, John Parmenter, 1985 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2011 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
Sean Collins, an avid surfer and entrepreneur whose self-taught ability to forecast ocean swells changed the way surfers worldwide chase the perfect wave, died Monday after suffering a heart attack while playing tennis in Newport Beach. He was 59. The longtime Seal Beach resident was a founder of Surfline.com, the Huntington Beach company that employs a proprietary prediction methodology to forecast global surfing conditions weeks in advance. Collins' spot-on predictions transformed the sport.
SPORTS
August 23, 1988 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Bodysurfing's great appeal is that it takes so little to enjoy it. It's a free-form sport if ever there was one. Grab a swim suit, a pair of fins, a towel and head for the nearest beach. They don't even have to be big waves, though the more serious practitioners would cringe at the thought of riding little one- or two-foot breakers. Forget the tight-fitting Speedo suits, expensive wet suits or multicolored trunks, wearing one fin is the height of bodysurfing chic.
HOME & GARDEN
October 27, 2005 | Susan Salter Reynolds
IT'S AUTUMN IN VENICE AND THE LOCALS have taken back the beach, quiet after the crowds of summer and loyally beautiful, just for us. In the summer, police cars and lifeguards and tractors on the beach can make it seem slightly dangerous, like the 10 freeway. The smells of perfume and suntan lotion threaten to overwhelm the smell of the tides.
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