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“The Cheap Seat”, or the appropriately subtitled, “Boil Dodging at Cortes in a Grand Fashion”, defends the controversial actions of Captain Ron Hart in placing his craft, the 72’ Jet-propelled Catamaran seemingly dangerously close to the surfing playground at Cortes Bank in January 2004. The Field report, “Across Oz for Life”, describes Jimmy McMillan’s effort to raise funds to support the Balinese victims of Sari Club terrorist bombing. Academia’s, “Haolier Than Thou”, describes intriguing research by archeologist, Terry Jones and linguist, Kathryn Klar, as to the influence Polynesian mariners on the inhabitants of Chile’s and California’s coastal natives, as well as other Pacific Islanders. Library’s, “An Island Unto Itself”, is a review of a book by Caroline Unger on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island.
The Screening Room gives a positive review of Sean Collins’ Surfline DVD Series’ “Lesson Accomplished: A Day of Surfology 101”