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Pages 195 – 336 of Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves

Wednesday’s sections of the Miki Dora biography dealt with Dora’s middle age. Predictably, the chickens come home to roost. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Dora spent him time traveling the world to a) search for the perfect surf … Continue reading

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Pages 1- 194 of Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves

Monday I walked down the big hill by my house to the Mobile Public Library. I had my heart set on getting Barbarian Days by William Finnegan. Not only was it checked out, someone had put a hold on it … Continue reading

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Book Review – Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad

Crazy for The Storm – A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad Publisher – HarperCollins Copyright 2009 272 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – In February 1979 a small plane crashed in California’s San Gabriel mountains. The three adults on board died, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn

Tijuana Straits by Kem Nunn Publisher – Scribner Copyright 2004 306 pages Rating – 5/10 Summary – Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits (T.S.) contains elements of both a standard crime novel and a “serious” novel. In trying to strike this balance, T.S. is only a qualified … Continue reading

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Monday, 4 July 2016 Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits

We were lucky enough to be out @ the beach for July 4th. It guess it was appropriate – though completely unplanned – that I would read Kem Nunn’s Tijuana Straits. The book focuses – in part – on the surf culture … Continue reading

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Book Review: Topanga Beach Experience by Paul Lovas

Topanga Beach Experience: 1960s – 70s 
 by Paul Lovas (as told to Pablo Capra) 
Publisher – Brass Tacks Press
 Copyright 2011
 43 pages Rating – 7.5/10 Summary – Topanga Beach Experience is a chapbook recounting Paul Lovas‘ experiences there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn

Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn No Exit Press Copyright 1984 300 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – Tapping the Source is a “missing person” mystery set in Huntington Beach, California. The book has tons of atmosphere – surfing, sex, … Continue reading

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