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After a catching up with fellow 70-somethings at San Onofre, Charles Ehlers takes us back to the earliest days of surfing along the Southern California Coast, with a timeline charting the growth in the popularity of the sport in California- from just a handful of surfers in 1922, to surfing colonies and surfing clubs up and down the coast by 1943.