Jersey Before Foam

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Volume 19.Issue 3

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Born in December 1920, Mike Howes started surfing in 1937. This is a wonderful account of his life in and out of the water on the New Jersey Shore. Mike was an avid waterman throughout his life, from surfing his father’s Blake-style surfboards to teaching Red Cross lifesaving, parasailing, aquaplaning, and, oh, those beach parties.