Presumed Extinct


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Across surfing history there is often a Right Historical Side and a Wrong Historical Side. Drop-knee bodyboarder Paul Roach enjoyed world travel and Momentum fame but as his peers ascended, Roach hit a dead-end. Charlie Smith examines the uncalculated value of surfing’s evolutionary cul-de-sacs.