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The two resident legends, Rusty Miller and Chris Brock provided the origin stories of several of the vintage boards lying on the sand. Photos Justin Crawford

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(Left) Rookie holding a cosmic, sawn-off Ellis Ericson edge board. (Right) Christian ‘Wispy’ Barker with a classic Larry Bertlemann Town and Country twin. Photos Justin Crawford

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Dave Rastovich contemplates the historic enormity of the olo, while Tom Wegener paddles out on the toothpick and Ari Brown grabs the alaia. Photo Justin Crawford

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“Finding The Fall Line” – surfing a century of surfboards

7 July 23


Check out this article and 11-minute video from Patagonia’s excellent Roaring Journals – link at bottom. From Rasta to Rusty, there are a dozen or more surfers having a ton of fun on a mega quiver of boards going all the way back to hollow ply. Link at bottom.

Finding The Fall Line

On a bright, breathless autumn morning, Dave Rastovich gathered together a quiver of surfboards covering a century and more of design evolution. He also gathered some friends of all ages to surf them. Dave’s idea was that the boards would open the minds of the surfers riding them, and that by going back in time the riders would actually project their surfing consciousness forward to new possibilities – and new lines – on a wave. Finding the Fall Line was an immersive and sunburned history lesson, and you can watch it now on the Roaring Journals.

“Just like some of those surfboards, us humans get dinged up and bashed around on the journey of life, but in the right hands and a part of the right community we can be repaired, and appreciated, and our ability restored to continue to bring joy to others around us.”

Read the story, check out the photos, watch the vid HERE



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