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California Coastal Records Project

The entire coastline has been photographed and is available online:

California Coastal Records Project -- Aerial Photographs of the California Coastline

Cortes Banks, Jan. 2004

Some nice shots by David Pu`u and writing by Michael Kew:

Ocean.com - Cortes Banks - Gian Wave Towin Surfing Experience

Australia, pre-Duke Kahanamoku

Geoff corrected me on what I had written in LONGBOARD about George Freeth inventing the rescue reel. This is so much not the case. It is probable that he got the idea from its use in Australia or Britain.

Please go to my pals at:

surfresearch.com.au - Before Duke

Fighting The Toll Road

NeoN, Mickey Munoz, Tubesteak and others have been actively fighting the toll road idea at San Onofre:

NeoN's Blog
Mickey's Blog
Tube's Blog

Typhoon Wave Backlash

Typhoon in Japan details:

Yahoo! News - World Photos - AP

The Woody Brown Story

Keep yer eyes peeled for "Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown."

I don't have many heroes, but Woody is definitely one.

Yahoo! News - Maui Film Festival Features Woody Brown Story

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Larry Capune has passed on.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Capune family and
those who knew Larry, one of the greatest paddle boarders
of all time and certainly the greatest of the long distance

Here's the Goggle Search of all things Capune:

Google Search: "larry capune"