John Kelly: 20th Century Radical

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An inspirational piece about “radical” Hawaiian surfer John Kelly whose been riding waves for more than 70 years. Warshaw’s article explores Kelly’s life, surfing career, experiences with Pearl Harbor and commitment to not only the Hawaiian ocean, but also the surfing community.