A 1976 North Shore Diary

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John Witzig shares a glimpse into what life was like for visiting surfers on the North Shore in the mid seventies. Witzig discusses his own surfing experience as well as that of many others, including Australians Mark Richards, Ian Cairns, Peter Townend, and Rabbit Bartholomew.