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 n.— «During an early lull in the one-hour final, before anyone had taken a wave, someone made a suggestion: Why not share the $75,000 in prize money up for grabs instead of dishing a big chunk ($30,000) to the winner? It was less a vote against the competitive nature of the contest than a nod for what their chosen passion represents.…Instead of a one-hour big-wave slugfest in less-than-massive (but still-treacherous) conditions, the six surfers decided upon a big-wave bonding session. In surf parlance, a free surf.» —“Mavericks: Brothers of the big waves share prize money” by Mark Conley Mercury News (San Jose, California) Jan. 13, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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