Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas worked at the Los Angeles Times for 20 years as a journalist specializing in outdoors and action sports. He started at GrindTV.com in March, 2010, and enjoys surfing, hiking, skiing, and being in nature.

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1410 Articles by Pete Thomas

Angler lands 12-foot tiger shark on hand line

Brendon Hilder sets predator free after a two-hour struggle off Western Australia, avoiding a hefty fine; 'It’ll survive; it’s a big, tough girl'

Brendon Hilder sets tiger shark free after a two-hour struggle off Western Australia, avoiding a hefty fine. “It’ll survive; it’s a big, tough girl."

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Voracious sea lions invade Columbia River

Pinnipeds are lured in record numbers by millions of smelt, and to the dismay of many they've taken over virtually every inch of dock space in Astoria basin

Sea lions are lured in record numbers by millions of smelt, and to the dismay of many they've occupied virtually every inch of dock space in Astoria basin.

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SUP paddler adds beach chair for casual look

Footage showing a SUP paddler riding waves while relaxing in a chair atop his board–drinking a beer for good measure–has inspired mixed opinions. Yours?

Footage showing a SUP paddler riding waves while sitting in a chair atop his board–drinking a beer for good measure–has inspired mixed opinions. Yours?

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Turnagain Arm tidal bore a surreal attraction

Alaska's Turnagain Arm is among only a few places where a significant tidal bore wave occurs; it's a spring phenomenon tourists and surfers won't want to miss

Alaska's Turnagain Arm is among only a few places where a significant tidal bore wave occurs. It's a phenomenon tourists and surfers won't want to miss.

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Sinkhole swallows entire bus in Brazil

Amateur video shows enormous sinkhole devouring the bus and spitting it into the adjacent floodwater; passengers were evacuated moments beforehand

Amateur video shows giant sinkhole devouring a bus and spitting it into the adjacent floodwater. Passengers were evacuated moments before the incident.

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Rising star Fox Rio, 5, lands kickflip 360

Fox Rio, a.k.a. "Little Tricky," adds man-sized trick to his arsenal as Instagram following soars; feat is rivaled only by the kid's priceless reaction

Fox Rio, a.k.a. "Little Tricky," adds man-sized trick to his arsenal as Instagram following soars. Feat is rivaled only by the kid's priceless reaction.

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Mysterious gray whale scars baffle experts

Gray whale migrates past Southern California bearing scars caused by a boat prop and orca teeth, but also curious markings that leave experts at a loss

Gray whale migrates along California bearing scars caused by a boat prop and killer whale teeth, but also curious markings that leave experts at a loss.

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