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OCEAN VIEW: CHURCH OF THE ITINERANT PLANER By David Pu’u
David Pu’u recently spotted the estimable Robert August on a trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. August, an amiable wave slider, shared some shaping knowledge, and considering that this is a man who has been crafting surfboards since well before the original Endless Summer, the words “living legend” really mean something in his case.
SHAPING HAPPINESS By Shawn Tracht
Never has a man ridden a wider variety of surfboards than the Central Coast’s Shawn Tracht. He has also, apparently, never ridden a surfboard he didn’t like—which is as much a testament to his wave riding skills, as it is to his enthusiasm for the art form of surfboard design.
COFFEE WITH DARWIN By Michael Kew
Conjuring the ghost of the seafaring father of the Theory of Evolution, Kew takes us to the Cocos-Keeling islands, where the waves are almost perfect and the atolls seem to float on the open sea.
THE GUIDING LIFE By Chuck Graham
“Not everyone is going to make it as a professional surfer,” Graham writes, which is certainly true. But for those of us bitten hard by the surfing bug, the necessity of making a living and being on it can be hard to reconcile. Being a surf guide is one option, but be careful what you wish for.