Chronicled: The Etymology of Surfing in the Maldives; Tony Hussein Hinde and Mark Scanlon’s True Story of Adventure

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A chronicle of how a shipwreck involving two itinerant Aussie surfers became to be intertwined with surfing history in the Maldives. Tony Hussein Hinde and Mark Scanlon’s journey of discovery among the atolls; Tony’s assimilation with the culture along with sensible surf tourism. Sidebar by Sam George on Tony as the anti-local, a piece on Atoll Travel co-owner Ian Lyon, photographer John Callahan’s reflections on Tony, Randy Rarick on Tony’s dilemma and Sean Murphy’s on his handshake deal with Tony.