The Best I Ever Saw: Shaun Claffey
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The Best I Ever Saw: Looking through a copy of “Photo: Grannis,” the author sees a photo of his favorite surfer: a classic black-and-white photo captioned “unidentified.” With the mystery solved, Schurman recollects Shaun’s classic maneuvers and impressions he made when he was just a grom at local Santa Barbara breaks throughout the ’60s.Blank Expression: A confined, lonesome, dirty job: “Behold the humble sander.” Take a peak at one of San Diego’s most famous surfboard sanders—Kenny Mann.