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VIDEO: Surfing with Dad

Tyler Medford is your average husband and father who loves to surf.

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VIDEO: Nautical gauntlet

America has no monopoly on reality television.

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VIDEO: Up and out

We’ve all seen dramatic helo hoist rescues of mariners far offshore, but here’s a near-shore aerial rescue performed on a small scale by a local sheriff’s office.

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VIDEO: Nowhere to run

The technology deployed by the armed forces of the Western world is astounding.

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VIDEO: Ice tsunami

The sheer magnitude of nature in transition is a spectacular show.

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VIDEO: Over easy

Ship launches can be dicey business, especially when rubber tire tubes are used as ramp rollers.

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VIDEO: Hung up

Here’s a maritime mishap we hadn’t seen before.

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VIDEO: In this corner

Webcams are used to broadcast live video of everything from the view out in the harbor to giant pandas at the National Zoo.

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VIDEO: A need to feed

There’s nothing as calming as a walk along an autumn beach, and members of the One Harbor Church, who were on retreat in North Carolina last week, were probably anticipating a contemplative stroll along the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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VIDEO: The more the merrier

Wakesurfing is usually done behind a small boat designed to kick up a big wake. But a big yacht can produce a sizable wake, so that means there can be more than one surfer.

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VIDEO: Reborn as a reef

Cameras rolled as the Danish train ferry MF Aerosund II was intentionally sunk in early October off the coast of Svendborg, Denmark.

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VIDEO: Leaving Alicante

The first leg of the world’s toughest bluewater race, the Volvo Ocean Race, began Saturday morning with the seven-yacht fleet setting off on the first leg from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town, South Africa.

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VIDEO: Going deep

It’s always good to earn a living doing what you love.

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VIDEO: Revolution on the water

The Monaco Yacht Show is known for magnificent vessels set amid immaculate scenery, but a different breed of boat was introduced this year.

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VIDEO: Head-first slip and a smile

We don’t know much about this video, other than it’s short and funny.

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VIDEO: This wasn't on the itinerary

While on vacation in August, a group of mariners caught a once-in-a-lifetime view of a volcano erupting from the safety of a boat offshore.

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VIDEO: Deflated, not defeated

The Coast Guard typically responds to 20,000 search-and-rescue cases each year. Odds are that their rescue of Reza Baluchi will go down as the strangest mission of 2014.

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VIDEO: Swept ashore

The beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was flush with people enjoying the sun and sea and many of them stopped to watch the handsome 60-foot motoryacht Criola II steam by a few hundred yards offshore.

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VIDEO: Shark vs. shark

A diver off South Australia has filmed a rare scene: two great white sharks going jaw to jaw. Call it a food fight at the top of the food chain.

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VIDEO: Running with the wind

Here’s one for the sailors.

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