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by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Come to think this might be more interesting and livelier if entitled 'Best Surf Writing', like the 'Best Sports Writing' anthologies we see in bookstores every year or 'Best of Tracks' used to come out every few years, so those of us with piles of old mags and vague memories of stories or essays th...
by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Surf Writing

Given Matt Warshaw's Zero Break for Christmas, thought to post a topic along the same lines. For those of you who've enjoyed writing about surfing by various writers and like to share a passage or two. ... On the Eve of Destruction The weekend Watts went up in flames, we drove from Fullerton to Newp...
by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 25494

apologies for inattentiveness and for long-windedness on topics already discussed! get back to you later in year from guangdong, where provincial tourism authority reports that coastline is over three thousand kilometres long, typhoons occur frequently from may to november and 'a super special econo...
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Koby Abberton on Australian Story
Replies: 59
Views: 9363

clearly, the reason koby abberton's story so moves us and fascinates our imaginations is that it is not just the story of a man but also the story of man, of humanity at this point in history. when koby says that he saw his mum with a needle in her arm and that her boyfriend pulled a baseball bat on...
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 25494

laurie, after a look can't find thread you mention but be interested to hear exactly how you came to conclusion that surf industry behaves with decency. seems to me that relocation of production to southern china - where garment workers routinely work twelve-hour days and hundred-hour weeks without ...
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 25494

smith was not always so wrong. he correctly pointed out that merchants and manufacturers generally have an interest in deceiving and even oppressing the public. when the merchants and manufacturers of our boardshorts withdraw advertising from a surfing magazine in response to its editorial policy or...
by Lucky Al
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 25494

cheap labour is a polite way of saying slaves and we surfers are liars and fools, as cruel and dirty as any invading army, with our constant driving and flying to surf spots around the world and our beloved boards which scorch the earth. for too long our magazines have been filled with pictures of p...
by Lucky Al
Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Vietnam??
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Might be worth taking a look around the central coast between July and October, when most of the Western Pacific's typhoons form, some even a couple of hundred miles off the coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea. This September I was in Hanoi and heard on the news about boats sunk and fishermen dr...