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Sun., Feb. 27, 2011, 7:24 a.m.

Free skier abandons snow, hits the surf

SKIING -- If the bitter cold is turning you off to hitting the slopes in the Inland Northwest this week, maybe you should consider the possibilities of skiing Hawaii -- in the surf!

Check out big-time freeskier Chuck Patterson's switch from the steep and deep to the steep and deep blue seas on skis -- complete with plastic ski boots.

Get the complete story from Surf magazine here.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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