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Kimball Taylor profiles the pioneer bodysurfer and guerilla arborist, Greg Abbott. “The best thing you can be turned onto in life as a traveler and a surfer is the ‘backyard,’” said one of Abbott’s close friends, admiring his life’s work. “That’s where Abbott exceled. All [he] has ever done is extend his passions, like walking into a wilderness you can keep walking into.”