First Point


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First Point: Richard Kenvin recalls Derek Dunfee charging Puerto Escondido.Spin the Globe: Known for its left points, the locals are on watch in the small community of Raglan, New Zealand, for shifting sandbars and precious rights.The Best I Ever Saw: Matt Warshaw has witnessed the best of the best surfers’ waves during his lifetime, but one still stands out as the best he ever saw almost 40 years ago. It was Mark Levy at Marine Street in Manhattan Beach, California.