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July 3, 2015 - 0 Comments

  Five years ago my cousins, Rick and Paula Bickford, came up for one of their bi-monthly photo shoots. The Perfect Day Surf Camp was in session right next to our photo shoot. I noticed...

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April 8, 2015 - 0 Comments

By Mike Purpus Andy Prunauer just recently celebrated his 26th birthday. But  the 5-foot-10, 150 pound, blond curly haired surfer with turquoise blue eyes still looks like the South High Surf Team sophomore I use...

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November 13, 2014 - 0 Comments

Purp’s first surf at Malibu in 31 years happened to be during the biggest he seen it in 55 years of surfing. By Mike Purpus With the biggest south swell predicted in decades, the Tuesday...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

“Kyle is going through a major just-reached-puberty growth spurt with his new Fonzi haircut and winning smile on every wave.” by: Mike Purpus At 5’7” and 135 lbs, 15 year old, Redondo Beach High School...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

by: Mike Purpus Post grommethood has made 19-year-old Jesse Hinkle of El Segundo an international surf man of mystery. The reserved regular foot keeps a low key demeanor not suggesting the places he’s been or...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

“Buttons with his giant sun bleached Rastafarian Afro and a cake cutter comb sticking out the side  was always ready to surf and out there putting on a show like no other.” by: Mike Purpus...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

“When Jay was on, he was almost unbeatable with his soulful cheater five on the nose then huge extended drop knee arching cutback.” by Mike Purpus In the mid 60’s, Jay Riddle and I were...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

 For Santa Clarita’s Sean Johnson every surf session is a surf trip by: Mike Purpus Sean Johnson drives over an hour every day from his home by Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita to surf Malibu...

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April 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

 “The [lifeguard] swim test from the Redondo Beach Breakwater to the Hermosa Beach pier was stormy, choppy and freezing cold. The college pool stars didn’t stand a chance.” by: Mike Purpus Paul Hugoboom learned to...

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April 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

Teaching and competing by: Mike Purpus Jamie Meistrell is sitting in exactly the same spot in my living room as he and his younger brother Tracy sat 14 years ago when I wrote about them...

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