A November Surf

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While reconciling the changing face of surf culture with his aging positioning as a surfer, Ted Gugelyk braves a sharky paddle to Rabbit Island from Makapu’u beach on a stormy day of high surf, and refuses to take a more contemporary means of transportation (boat ferry) despite his encounter with a 2-foot shark fin early on during his 45-minute paddle.