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Why barrels are still the draw.

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:50 AM ET
By Jon Coen

Well, if there were certain questions about what professional surfing needs, I think one was answered in resounding fashion in Peniche at the Rip Curl Pro Search Portugal:

Barrels.

No matter how many rotations Dane can get without a grab, or what tactics the Hobgoods can use to gain priority, or what board Kelly can fit into a chest-high pocket, surfing touches a very base part of our human makeup — that of survival — will he make it?

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