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Surf: On Screen On Canvas, on the Radio

Deanne Stillman, The New York Times, 2 September 1990

OVER 20 YEARS ago, Tom Wolfe hung around with a group of California surfers and described them in "The Pump House Gang", an essay frequently cited by rookie historians. ''Pretty soon,'' wrote the wannabe trend-buster, ''the California littoral will be littered with these guys, stroked out on the beach like beached white whales, and girls, too, who can't give up the mystique, the mysterioso mystique…''

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