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Let the sea set them free !!

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Collect moments not things, have stories to tell not stuff to show!!

Sea you soon, right now !!

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You can´t buy hapinness but you can rent a surfboard !!

The ocean is where I belong, I´m in !!

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Surf Lessons

“ The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun” - Phil Edwards

Salty but sweet, I´m ready !!

Kids

Vitamin Sea, that´s all they need !!

Let the sea set them free !!

Experiences

Collect moments not things, have stories to tell not stuff to show!!

Sea you soon, right now !!

Rentals

You can´t buy hapinness but you can rent a surfboard !!

The ocean is where I belong, I´m in !!

Yoga

“It´s all about where your mind´s at” - K. Slater 11 times world surf champion

Today I work in instead of workout.

Ready for us?

Yes, yes yes

Kayak Tours

The best kayak tour around

Book now :)

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That together we can do more and better to help create a healthier planet and a fairer society.

Being conscious that with small steps we accomplish a long walk, we are at this stage restructuring our internal and operational procedures and strategies. It will allow us to enjoy nature to the fullest with minimum impact.

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Most of the people meet foamies in their life when they start their  surfing journey. But for what reason beginners use foamies and shall we quit using them after a while? In this article we are going to talk about foamies and their advantages. 

The first date

If you only have  seen surfboards in movies then you finally make your mind up to join a class, probably get shocked and have that WTF moment when you see those huge foamies. 

In fact, the extra width and thickness of these boards give you that extra stability which is what you want when trying to  learn or later on master your pop-up on the waves.

With no major risk of hurting yourself, a foam surfboard drops the mental barrier, fear, stress and anxiety are much less with one less thing to worry about. These are great boards and everything is designed for a beginner to make things easy. 

Practicing turns as an intermediate

You will want a foundation of good technique  and not to commit out of sync movements that send mixed signals to your board.

The technique is the same as normal or as you would do on your other boards, the change comes in working with the board and how it turns slower.

Most average surfers don’t hold their turns, they don’t look at where they want to go or flow with the movement. Everything is typically sudden and not much happens.

This will help break those bad habits and force you to work with the board and learn to hold a turn and keep holding the turn until you get to where you want to go.

Shall I quit foamies once I become a cool shortboarder?

Nope! Soft-top surfboards are great and you’ll find a mix of them out there. 

The hidden benefit of a soft top surfboard is usually surfers have no expectations of the board or surf before they paddle out.

This is huge in ensuring you have a fun surf.  It hasn’t been set up where fun is distinguished by doing a certain turn or anything like that. Most surfers just paddle out and forget the rest, focusing on having fun. The master of foamy surfing is Jamie O’brien who makes incredible maneuvers and barrel rides with his “toys”. 

There are loads of fan foamies on the market even for advanced surfers to make your sessions rather fun than serious.

https://www.boardshop.co.uk/surfboards/foam-surfboards

Source: https://www.ombe.co/guides/soft-top-surfboard-upgrade-better-board

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Just like in traffick in surfing we are also having priority and other rules too. These rules are part of the surf etiquette and most surfers are following them. If you would like to be a part of surfing and line up society you must learn at least these 5 of them !

1. Do not drop in!

To understand this rule you should be able to identify the peak of the wave and see to which side the wave is breaking down, left or right. The person who is closest to the peak has the priority to surf down the wave along the green wall, moving away from the white water. You do not want to drop in , otherwise you cut off someone’s line and you can easily crush your boards or each other. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyuqJqUgI0

2. Do not snake!

Snakes are trying to get priority all the time and catch every wave possible. So to get to the peak they paddle around or even cut you off with their paddling to the wave. This can also be dangerous and you can upset many people in the line up. Wait for your turn and wave by wave get closer to the peak. Perhaps find a sandbank for yourself. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKti4lzOvxc

3. Paddle back wide or towards white water!

After you caught a wave you must paddle back to the line up without bothering other surfers while riding. The best thing you can do is to paddle back as wide as possible so you are not in the way. Another possibility is to paddle towards the white water because surfers mostly maneuvering on the green face , escaping the white wash. 

4. Hold your board!

Your board can make damage especially when you are riding a hardboard already so make sure you know how to paddle out safely while keeping your board. Surfers mostly do duck dives with shortboards or with longboard turtle rolls. Only  throwing boards behind if absolutely nobody is around and there is a huge set breaking right front. If you do not know about paddling out techniques yet we encourage you to get a lesson!

5. Communicate!

It’s always nice to smile and say Hi once you get to the line-up this can break the ice. If an A-frame is coming towards you make sure you let the other surfer know which way you plan to go. With an A-frame there are possibilities to go left and right too . If you did drop accidently on somebody make sure you ask for an apology . At the end we are all having the same passion in a sport that can be extremely dangerous even fatal since things are happening in the water. Make sure you look out for each other. 

5+1 is to respect the locals. They are not going to wear a wetsuit which says “watch out I’m a local” guess you shall point them out without this help. They mostly occupy the peak and speak the local language, hanging out with a bunch of friends . If you point out locals, stay still, don’t show fear and wait for your turn on the shoulder of the wave. 

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There are some lucky people around the world who can turn their passion into a profession and surf junkies are definitely a group of that kind. Many surfers especially those who are not based right near the beach with waves following a nomadic lifestyle and hunting for jobs in the surf industry. 

In this article we introduce you to 5 professions that can land you a surf job in one of your desired destinations. 

1. Surf instructor

Surfcamps and surf schools are always looking for instructors since they are the engine of the business. The tasks of a surf instructor mostly are welcoming guests and gear them up according to their skills and conditions of the ocean. Make sure that they give the right safety instructions and basic understanding of the waves. They set up personalized goals for the session,give the right instructions to reach those requerments and last but not least encourage and motivate through the class. Few schools and camps also require instructors to drive to the beach with surf gears and interract with clients after the classes . 

To become an instructor you will need a qualification of surf teacher and life saving award . Usually you can pass these two during one course. It can be ISA, ASI or one of the local federation’s courses, for example Portuguese Federation. It’s surely a plus if you have a driver’s license , at least speak English fluently and know some basics of the local language too. 

2, Photographer/Videographer

We are living in a world where businesses must do well with marketing. It helps a lot if you are having a professional in your team who makes the right shots. Photographers provide surf businesses with the right content and for extra charge they also help them to edit and publish those. 

There are surf schools who provide lessons with pictures so later on people can see themselves how they performed (it’s not always a good experience). Later on they can purchase them to keep the memory and to blow up social media sites. 

To become a photographer it’s a good help if you pass a photography course and buy equipment that you know well and trust . If you do not feel confident bringing your own camera to the beach everyday , you can also require the school to provide you with one.   Create a portfolio so potential employers can see your style and how you work. 

3, Social Host

Mostly surf camps who are very busy with clients looking for social hosts to welcome guests and keep the vibe up . If you are a social host you are basically the face of the surf camp/school. You have to make sure that you interact with all clients and make sure they are having the best time possible . Mostly the task is organizing activities during the afternoon when the surf lessons are over. This can be sports , movie nights or even drinking games. Anything that can bring people together and create a nice buzz. 

To become a social host you do not really need a qualification but you have to know yourself well , it’s not for everybody. You must be a people person who loves to interact with strangers to later on become friends. Should not be shy, instead you must be the one who brings up the fire from those who are. 

4. Yoga Instructor 

Surf and Yoga come hand in hand especially since Gerry Lopez made this combination popular (movie link in here). For such a legendary surfer you believe that a few stretches can help with your performance on the board too.  Yoga mostly is a morning activity in surf camps but happens that they do sessions in the afternoon too.  Few employers can ask yoga instructors to take part in other tasks too , like preparing breakfast , cleaning or guest relations. 

To become a Yoga instructor and get a surf job you will need a certification. 

To qualify yourself you can read more in here (https://ca.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/yoga-certifications)

5. Front desk / receptionist 

Every business, even fun surf companies, needs to be organized well and for this mostly the front desk is responsible. A front desk receptionist is the first point of contact at a large company or office. Daily duties and responsibilities of a front desk receptionist include greeting and signing in visitors, receiving and sorting mails, scheduling meetings, and coordinating office activities.

To work as front desk/receptionist you do not necesseraly need a certification though having a degree of business or marketing definitely helps a lot so as previous experience and referencies. 

These are the 5 most common surf job opportunities that you can find while you search on the net . It is worth looking for positions like chef, manager, driver or even handyman.

The Future Eco Team is always on the search for new talents so if you feel like you would be a good fit , send us an application! We might have your dream surf job !

We wish you the best to find your dreams and live the life you desire! 

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Most of the people meet foamies in their life when they start their  surfing journey. But for what reason beginners use foamies and shall we quit using them after a while? In this article we are going to talk about foamies and their advantages. 

The first date

If you only have  seen surfboards in movies then you finally make your mind up to join a class, probably get shocked and have that WTF moment when you see those huge foamies. 

In fact, the extra width and thickness of these boards give you that extra stability which is what you want when trying to  learn or later on master your pop-up on the waves.

With no major risk of hurting yourself, a foam surfboard drops the mental barrier, fear, stress and anxiety are much less with one less thing to worry about. These are great boards and everything is designed for a beginner to make things easy. 

Practicing turns as an intermediate

You will want a foundation of good technique  and not to commit out of sync movements that send mixed signals to your board.

The technique is the same as normal or as you would do on your other boards, the change comes in working with the board and how it turns slower.

Most average surfers don’t hold their turns, they don’t look at where they want to go or flow with the movement. Everything is typically sudden and not much happens.

This will help break those bad habits and force you to work with the board and learn to hold a turn and keep holding the turn until you get to where you want to go.

Shall I quit foamies once I become a cool shortboarder?

Nope! Soft-top surfboards are great and you’ll find a mix of them out there. 

The hidden benefit of a soft top surfboard is usually surfers have no expectations of the board or surf before they paddle out.

This is huge in ensuring you have a fun surf.  It hasn’t been set up where fun is distinguished by doing a certain turn or anything like that. Most surfers just paddle out and forget the rest, focusing on having fun. The master of foamy surfing is Jamie O’brien who makes incredible maneuvers and barrel rides with his “toys”. 

There are loads of fan foamies on the market even for advanced surfers to make your sessions rather fun than serious.

https://www.boardshop.co.uk/surfboards/foam-surfboards

Source: https://www.ombe.co/guides/soft-top-surfboard-upgrade-better-board

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Just like in traffick in surfing we are also having priority and other rules too. These rules are part of the surf etiquette and most surfers are following them. If you would like to be a part of surfing and line up society you must learn at least these 5 of them !

1. Do not drop in!

To understand this rule you should be able to identify the peak of the wave and see to which side the wave is breaking down, left or right. The person who is closest to the peak has the priority to surf down the wave along the green wall, moving away from the white water. You do not want to drop in , otherwise you cut off someone’s line and you can easily crush your boards or each other. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyuqJqUgI0

2. Do not snake!

Snakes are trying to get priority all the time and catch every wave possible. So to get to the peak they paddle around or even cut you off with their paddling to the wave. This can also be dangerous and you can upset many people in the line up. Wait for your turn and wave by wave get closer to the peak. Perhaps find a sandbank for yourself. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKti4lzOvxc

3. Paddle back wide or towards white water!

After you caught a wave you must paddle back to the line up without bothering other surfers while riding. The best thing you can do is to paddle back as wide as possible so you are not in the way. Another possibility is to paddle towards the white water because surfers mostly maneuvering on the green face , escaping the white wash. 

4. Hold your board!

Your board can make damage especially when you are riding a hardboard already so make sure you know how to paddle out safely while keeping your board. Surfers mostly do duck dives with shortboards or with longboard turtle rolls. Only  throwing boards behind if absolutely nobody is around and there is a huge set breaking right front. If you do not know about paddling out techniques yet we encourage you to get a lesson!

5. Communicate!

It’s always nice to smile and say Hi once you get to the line-up this can break the ice. If an A-frame is coming towards you make sure you let the other surfer know which way you plan to go. With an A-frame there are possibilities to go left and right too . If you did drop accidently on somebody make sure you ask for an apology . At the end we are all having the same passion in a sport that can be extremely dangerous even fatal since things are happening in the water. Make sure you look out for each other. 

5+1 is to respect the locals. They are not going to wear a wetsuit which says “watch out I’m a local” guess you shall point them out without this help. They mostly occupy the peak and speak the local language, hanging out with a bunch of friends . If you point out locals, stay still, don’t show fear and wait for your turn on the shoulder of the wave. 

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There are some lucky people around the world who can turn their passion into a profession and surf junkies are definitely a group of that kind. Many surfers especially those who are not based right near the beach with waves following a nomadic lifestyle and hunting for jobs in the surf industry. 

In this article we introduce you to 5 professions that can land you a surf job in one of your desired destinations. 

1. Surf instructor

Surfcamps and surf schools are always looking for instructors since they are the engine of the business. The tasks of a surf instructor mostly are welcoming guests and gear them up according to their skills and conditions of the ocean. Make sure that they give the right safety instructions and basic understanding of the waves. They set up personalized goals for the session,give the right instructions to reach those requerments and last but not least encourage and motivate through the class. Few schools and camps also require instructors to drive to the beach with surf gears and interract with clients after the classes . 

To become an instructor you will need a qualification of surf teacher and life saving award . Usually you can pass these two during one course. It can be ISA, ASI or one of the local federation’s courses, for example Portuguese Federation. It’s surely a plus if you have a driver’s license , at least speak English fluently and know some basics of the local language too. 

2, Photographer/Videographer

We are living in a world where businesses must do well with marketing. It helps a lot if you are having a professional in your team who makes the right shots. Photographers provide surf businesses with the right content and for extra charge they also help them to edit and publish those. 

There are surf schools who provide lessons with pictures so later on people can see themselves how they performed (it’s not always a good experience). Later on they can purchase them to keep the memory and to blow up social media sites. 

To become a photographer it’s a good help if you pass a photography course and buy equipment that you know well and trust . If you do not feel confident bringing your own camera to the beach everyday , you can also require the school to provide you with one.   Create a portfolio so potential employers can see your style and how you work. 

3, Social Host

Mostly surf camps who are very busy with clients looking for social hosts to welcome guests and keep the vibe up . If you are a social host you are basically the face of the surf camp/school. You have to make sure that you interact with all clients and make sure they are having the best time possible . Mostly the task is organizing activities during the afternoon when the surf lessons are over. This can be sports , movie nights or even drinking games. Anything that can bring people together and create a nice buzz. 

To become a social host you do not really need a qualification but you have to know yourself well , it’s not for everybody. You must be a people person who loves to interact with strangers to later on become friends. Should not be shy, instead you must be the one who brings up the fire from those who are. 

4. Yoga Instructor 

Surf and Yoga come hand in hand especially since Gerry Lopez made this combination popular (movie link in here). For such a legendary surfer you believe that a few stretches can help with your performance on the board too.  Yoga mostly is a morning activity in surf camps but happens that they do sessions in the afternoon too.  Few employers can ask yoga instructors to take part in other tasks too , like preparing breakfast , cleaning or guest relations. 

To become a Yoga instructor and get a surf job you will need a certification. 

To qualify yourself you can read more in here (https://ca.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/yoga-certifications)

5. Front desk / receptionist 

Every business, even fun surf companies, needs to be organized well and for this mostly the front desk is responsible. A front desk receptionist is the first point of contact at a large company or office. Daily duties and responsibilities of a front desk receptionist include greeting and signing in visitors, receiving and sorting mails, scheduling meetings, and coordinating office activities.

To work as front desk/receptionist you do not necesseraly need a certification though having a degree of business or marketing definitely helps a lot so as previous experience and referencies. 

These are the 5 most common surf job opportunities that you can find while you search on the net . It is worth looking for positions like chef, manager, driver or even handyman.

The Future Eco Team is always on the search for new talents so if you feel like you would be a good fit , send us an application! We might have your dream surf job !

We wish you the best to find your dreams and live the life you desire! 

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Most of the people meet foamies in their life when they start their  surfing journey. But for what reason beginners use foamies and shall we quit using them after a while? In this article we are going to talk about foamies and their advantages. 

The first date

If you only have  seen surfboards in movies then you finally make your mind up to join a class, probably get shocked and have that WTF moment when you see those huge foamies. 

In fact, the extra width and thickness of these boards give you that extra stability which is what you want when trying to  learn or later on master your pop-up on the waves.

With no major risk of hurting yourself, a foam surfboard drops the mental barrier, fear, stress and anxiety are much less with one less thing to worry about. These are great boards and everything is designed for a beginner to make things easy. 

Practicing turns as an intermediate

You will want a foundation of good technique  and not to commit out of sync movements that send mixed signals to your board.

The technique is the same as normal or as you would do on your other boards, the change comes in working with the board and how it turns slower.

Most average surfers don’t hold their turns, they don’t look at where they want to go or flow with the movement. Everything is typically sudden and not much happens.

This will help break those bad habits and force you to work with the board and learn to hold a turn and keep holding the turn until you get to where you want to go.

Shall I quit foamies once I become a cool shortboarder?

Nope! Soft-top surfboards are great and you’ll find a mix of them out there. 

The hidden benefit of a soft top surfboard is usually surfers have no expectations of the board or surf before they paddle out.

This is huge in ensuring you have a fun surf.  It hasn’t been set up where fun is distinguished by doing a certain turn or anything like that. Most surfers just paddle out and forget the rest, focusing on having fun. The master of foamy surfing is Jamie O’brien who makes incredible maneuvers and barrel rides with his “toys”. 

There are loads of fan foamies on the market even for advanced surfers to make your sessions rather fun than serious.

https://www.boardshop.co.uk/surfboards/foam-surfboards

Source: https://www.ombe.co/guides/soft-top-surfboard-upgrade-better-board

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Just like in traffick in surfing we are also having priority and other rules too. These rules are part of the surf etiquette and most surfers are following them. If you would like to be a part of surfing and line up society you must learn at least these 5 of them !

1. Do not drop in!

To understand this rule you should be able to identify the peak of the wave and see to which side the wave is breaking down, left or right. The person who is closest to the peak has the priority to surf down the wave along the green wall, moving away from the white water. You do not want to drop in , otherwise you cut off someone’s line and you can easily crush your boards or each other. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyuqJqUgI0

2. Do not snake!

Snakes are trying to get priority all the time and catch every wave possible. So to get to the peak they paddle around or even cut you off with their paddling to the wave. This can also be dangerous and you can upset many people in the line up. Wait for your turn and wave by wave get closer to the peak. Perhaps find a sandbank for yourself. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKti4lzOvxc

3. Paddle back wide or towards white water!

After you caught a wave you must paddle back to the line up without bothering other surfers while riding. The best thing you can do is to paddle back as wide as possible so you are not in the way. Another possibility is to paddle towards the white water because surfers mostly maneuvering on the green face , escaping the white wash. 

4. Hold your board!

Your board can make damage especially when you are riding a hardboard already so make sure you know how to paddle out safely while keeping your board. Surfers mostly do duck dives with shortboards or with longboard turtle rolls. Only  throwing boards behind if absolutely nobody is around and there is a huge set breaking right front. If you do not know about paddling out techniques yet we encourage you to get a lesson!

5. Communicate!

It’s always nice to smile and say Hi once you get to the line-up this can break the ice. If an A-frame is coming towards you make sure you let the other surfer know which way you plan to go. With an A-frame there are possibilities to go left and right too . If you did drop accidently on somebody make sure you ask for an apology . At the end we are all having the same passion in a sport that can be extremely dangerous even fatal since things are happening in the water. Make sure you look out for each other. 

5+1 is to respect the locals. They are not going to wear a wetsuit which says “watch out I’m a local” guess you shall point them out without this help. They mostly occupy the peak and speak the local language, hanging out with a bunch of friends . If you point out locals, stay still, don’t show fear and wait for your turn on the shoulder of the wave. 

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There are some lucky people around the world who can turn their passion into a profession and surf junkies are definitely a group of that kind. Many surfers especially those who are not based right near the beach with waves following a nomadic lifestyle and hunting for jobs in the surf industry. 

In this article we introduce you to 5 professions that can land you a surf job in one of your desired destinations. 

1. Surf instructor

Surfcamps and surf schools are always looking for instructors since they are the engine of the business. The tasks of a surf instructor mostly are welcoming guests and gear them up according to their skills and conditions of the ocean. Make sure that they give the right safety instructions and basic understanding of the waves. They set up personalized goals for the session,give the right instructions to reach those requerments and last but not least encourage and motivate through the class. Few schools and camps also require instructors to drive to the beach with surf gears and interract with clients after the classes . 

To become an instructor you will need a qualification of surf teacher and life saving award . Usually you can pass these two during one course. It can be ISA, ASI or one of the local federation’s courses, for example Portuguese Federation. It’s surely a plus if you have a driver’s license , at least speak English fluently and know some basics of the local language too. 

2, Photographer/Videographer

We are living in a world where businesses must do well with marketing. It helps a lot if you are having a professional in your team who makes the right shots. Photographers provide surf businesses with the right content and for extra charge they also help them to edit and publish those. 

There are surf schools who provide lessons with pictures so later on people can see themselves how they performed (it’s not always a good experience). Later on they can purchase them to keep the memory and to blow up social media sites. 

To become a photographer it’s a good help if you pass a photography course and buy equipment that you know well and trust . If you do not feel confident bringing your own camera to the beach everyday , you can also require the school to provide you with one.   Create a portfolio so potential employers can see your style and how you work. 

3, Social Host

Mostly surf camps who are very busy with clients looking for social hosts to welcome guests and keep the vibe up . If you are a social host you are basically the face of the surf camp/school. You have to make sure that you interact with all clients and make sure they are having the best time possible . Mostly the task is organizing activities during the afternoon when the surf lessons are over. This can be sports , movie nights or even drinking games. Anything that can bring people together and create a nice buzz. 

To become a social host you do not really need a qualification but you have to know yourself well , it’s not for everybody. You must be a people person who loves to interact with strangers to later on become friends. Should not be shy, instead you must be the one who brings up the fire from those who are. 

4. Yoga Instructor 

Surf and Yoga come hand in hand especially since Gerry Lopez made this combination popular (movie link in here). For such a legendary surfer you believe that a few stretches can help with your performance on the board too.  Yoga mostly is a morning activity in surf camps but happens that they do sessions in the afternoon too.  Few employers can ask yoga instructors to take part in other tasks too , like preparing breakfast , cleaning or guest relations. 

To become a Yoga instructor and get a surf job you will need a certification. 

To qualify yourself you can read more in here (https://ca.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/yoga-certifications)

5. Front desk / receptionist 

Every business, even fun surf companies, needs to be organized well and for this mostly the front desk is responsible. A front desk receptionist is the first point of contact at a large company or office. Daily duties and responsibilities of a front desk receptionist include greeting and signing in visitors, receiving and sorting mails, scheduling meetings, and coordinating office activities.

To work as front desk/receptionist you do not necesseraly need a certification though having a degree of business or marketing definitely helps a lot so as previous experience and referencies. 

These are the 5 most common surf job opportunities that you can find while you search on the net . It is worth looking for positions like chef, manager, driver or even handyman.

The Future Eco Team is always on the search for new talents so if you feel like you would be a good fit , send us an application! We might have your dream surf job !

We wish you the best to find your dreams and live the life you desire! 

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