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As a professional surfer, sometimes you just can’t win. Wanna keep your cred, stay underground, and keep working the till at your local surf shop? Sure, but look forward to a life of forced abstinence and fiscal ruin.
Want money, success and a shot at mainstream celebrity? Hell yeah, but every surfer on the planet is gonna hate you for it.
These next eight shredders have all managed to crack it big, while simultaneously keeping it real in one way or another…