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What’s In A Name

What’s In A Name

As told by Jean Michael Cousteau ; The name opens doors. I know that it facilitates communication. People pay more attention. I know that, and I respect the people that are trying to make a difference and don’t have the privilege that I have. I grew up in a time when...
Temples of Stoke

Temples of Stoke

By Shaun Tomson Fifty years ago, my father took me into the only surf shop in my hometown of Durban – it was called Surf Center – how about that for a name – the center of surf. I’d been in the ocean since I could walk, and graduated from body surfing, to riding a...
RIP: Walter Monk

RIP: Walter Monk

Courtesy Scripps Institute of Oceanography Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 101. As a...
RIP: Randy Nauert

RIP: Randy Nauert

After a life well lived, Randy Nauert has gracefully kicked out. A surfer, a musical pioneer, a lover of animals and friend to many, Randy’s beaming smile and gregarious enthusiasm will be deeply missed. Growing up in Palos Verdes, Randy was one of Rick Griffin’s...
Cactus Beach and Witzig’s War

Cactus Beach and Witzig’s War

By Wayne P. Murphy When I first arrived at Cactus I was a lanky teenager fresh out of school and keen for nothing but surf. My mates back in WA thought I’d be gone for a few weeks — maybe a month at most. I began working for Paul Witzig. Emu and I did the wood...
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