El Hombre Invisible

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When Jeff Johnson decides to order a 10’0″” Waimea gun from North Shore icon Owl Chapman, an upfront cash payment keeps Jeff on his toes for over 2 months, but the long wait and the end product provide a window into Chapman’s intriguing presence (or lack therof) as a North Shore surfer and shaper over the years.