Mr. Cole’s Wild Ride

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Tim Baker’s in-depth look at surfing wild man, well-respected shaper, and pioneer of French surfing, Maurice Cole. Based on interviews with Cole conducted over six weeks, the article provides an up close and personal account of Cole’s tumultuous life.