That Summer At Boomerang


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So much has been lost in the hard factual accounts of early wave-riding exhibitions to Australia and California. In a more creative history of Duke Kahanamoku’s 1915 trip to Freshwater Beach, Phil Jarratt fills in the characters, romance, and politics that give life to an important moment in surfing’s past.