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When John Severson’s photo of Kemp Aeberg’s famous arched-back turn ran in the second issue of The Surfer it became to surfers, what “Marlon Brando on a Harley” was to the rest of the World. Aeberg talks with Russ Spencer and Jeff Divine about his surf odyssey from age 16 to 34, with some intense triathlon training and competition thrown in the mix.