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THE MIDLENGTH EVOLUTION: A SHORT HISTORY AND A YOUNG WAYNE LYNCH

 LIVING IN A CHYLD’S DREAM: The History of Mid-length Surfboard Riding is Now A short history by Kent Turkich. Originally found here at Australian Surfing Resurrection.  Living in a chYld’s dream! In spring 1967 the surfboard rider and shaper BoB Mctavish was eking out a spiritual existence living in various houses Sydney’s Whale Beach on a diet of r&b, psychedelic music, Mary Jane and LSD. Warumfff! As though the summer cricket season had come early, he had the vision to put vee bottom contours like the back of cricket bats onto increasingly shorter, lighter and thinner surfboards. Initially the boards were otherwise like the involvement style logs born in Noosa (where they still prevail) and exhibited some hang-ups in 9 foot proportions....

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DESIGN FORUM: SONS OF SAM

Robin Kegel Courtesy of Wild Things Gallery. HOW A 50-YEAR-OLD DESIGN BECAME THE SURFCRAFT OF CHOICE FOR TODAY’S MOST RADICAL LONGBOARDERS  BY ASHTON GOGGANS Sourced from SURFER article here.  From First Point Noosa to First Point Malibu, performance standards are being raised by a new generation of longboarders--self-shaping stylists like Robin Kegel, Jared Mell, Ryan Burch, Alex Knost, Bryce Young, and more--who are reimagining what can be done on surfboards longer than 8 feet. But for many modern longboarders, the design that is enabling them to push their craft into bold new frontiers isn't a modern invention; it's one that's been revived from a 50-year slumber. On September 29, 1966, Australian Nat Young won the World Surfing Championships in San Diego on...

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Behind The Scenes: CORONA JOURNEY NO.46 – WIND & SEA

A behind the scenes photo essay by Ryan Glover on a recent voyage off the East Coast of New Zealand. Skip James, Jack Mander, Ryan and Captain Ben Millard loaded up the thirty foot H28 yacht 'Midas' with supplies and set sail for a small Archipelago of island out from the Port of Tauranga. The journey was just as much the destination - they were hunting waves and the unknown and didn't mind taking their time to get there. Typical to New Zealand they were assaulted with a myriad of weather conditions. The weather man was never right.  Special thanks to Captain Ben Millard, Corona, Skip James and Damaged Goods Zine. Photography: Ryan Glover | Surf Photography: Skip James Jack Mander. Dawn. ...

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CORONA JOURNEY NO.46 – WIND & SEA

Join Skip James, Ryan Glover, Jack Mander and Captain Ben Millard on a sailing journey in search of waves and adventure off the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. CORONA JOURNEY NO.46 – WIND & SEA Words and photos: Skip James / @skipjames. Surfing and sailing seem like they should go hand in hand – they both harness the energy of the wind and ocean, a forward momentum without the aid of an engine or a playing field. A leisurely activity, a sport, art form, and for some simply a way of life; the latter being my preference. Surfing and sailing throughout the Pacific Islands has been a lifelong dream of mine, so what better place to do it...

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