Outraging the Code of Cool

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Often criticized by the core surfing community for his shameless self-promotion and capitalistic motivations behind his surfing exploits, Alec Cooke nevertheless pushes through towers of white water while facing heavy North Shore outer reefs by himself. Warren Bolster documents Alec’s recent flirt with Kaena Point from a helicopter.