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Big waves and a near miss

Safety-minded Greg Long survives Cortes Bank close call

Originally Published: December 24, 2012
By Frank Quirarte | XGames.com

Attention to detail, if done right, will make an outcome predictable with minimal impact. For Greg Long, the best-laid plans -- plans he had put into place to protect others -- ended up saving his life.

When surf forecasters projected what would be the second significant storm of the 2012 big-wave season, surfers mobilized. But the swell direction was too northerly for many of the premier big-wave spots, focusing instead on latitude 32.478, longitude 119.215: the Cortes ...

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