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TOURISTS: MENTAWAI ISLANDS

The Mentawai Islands are secluded and beautiful place. To motor out from the port of Padang as the sun is setting, and wake up in a play ground of world class reef breaks is a highly recommended adventure. A group of old friends chartered a boat and the Big Sun boys Ryan Glover, Jimmy Avery and Lee Glover were among them. It was a great time of surfing, fishing, guitar and Bintangs. Below is a small photo essay from Ryan Glover and a few waves from the boys. Enjoy.   

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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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