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“Looking at the historical underpinnings of Nat Young’s 1966 shortboard-fueled competetive uprising, Reno Abellira writes about how the shortboard revolution could have been predicted years before when Waikiki beach boy Valentine Ching Jr. was tearing it up on his short wooden Paipo board during the late ’50s and early ’60s.”