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Catching the Wave: Santa Cruz Surfing, A Family Affair

As legend goes, three Hawaiian princes arrived on the shores of Santa Cruz, California, about 120 years ago with 19th-century surfboards in their arms. It was here that they dazzled the locals with their Hawaiian dances atop the waves. Bedazzled frontier settlers were so amazed at what they saw that they jumped out in the ocean and tried to ride the waves like they rode their broncos. It must have been a sight to behold, just as I was a sight to behold ...

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