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Bill Boyum shares his firsthand account of the original G-Land expedition he took with the late Bob Laverty, voyaging through uncharted territory in search of the wave potential Bob had seen from an inter-island flight. Gerry Lopez, who served as squadron leader to the group of surfers who formed the burgeoning surf camp at Grajagan in the years that followed, provides anecdotal comments and captions.