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I CAN`T SURF ANYMORE

I CAN`T SURF ANYMORE. I DO THOUGH STILL CALL MYSELF A SURFER, ONCE YOU HAVE LIVED TO BE A TRUE SURFER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A SURFER IN YOUR HEART. MY BODY…
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May 27, 2020
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Million Dollar Mermaid

A Movie Star/Water Woman Changes Women’s Swimwear in the 40s and 50s  Esther Williams was a seminal figure in both the popularization of surfing and of women’s swimwear. She hailed herself as…
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May 1, 2020
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Texas Surf Museum China Beach Exhibit

Texas Surf Museum China Beach Exhibit, Scheduled to run through 2020. The Texas Surf Museum, a longtime fixture in downtown Corpus Christi, officially opened the China Beach exhibit at their site on…
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December 18, 2019
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Mike “Tiki Mike” Doyle…RIP

There are very few surfers nowadays that know anything about what kind of man Mike Doyle was....or rather, what was his connection, actually, to the ocean? When we think of Mike, we…
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May 24, 2019
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The Evolution of the Fin

The evolution of the fin from Tom Blake’s first prototype was a slow process, sometimes taking two steps forward and one step back. The keel fin that Blake first created was modified…
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April 9, 2019
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Who Invented the Foam Surfboard

"Grubby" Clark. Clark Foam 1970's - Surfer Mag photo. A key turning point in surfing history was the invention and commercial introduction of the foam/fiberglass surfboard, replacing the earlier boards, which were…
CSM
April 6, 2019
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Reflections of Tom Keck

Tom Keck started shooting surfing in California in the 1950s – and he’s still at it! To quote Tom: “Not daily now, but some surfing and events, and interesting people. I always…
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December 5, 2018