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Nathan Fletcher and Bruce Irons at bombing Cloudbreak, July 12, 2011. Book reviews: “Ghost Wave” by Chris Dixon on the discovery of Cortes Bank by David J. Morris; “Lost in the Ether” by Andrew Kidman documenting a wide range of shapers; the author has found an interesting substitute to replace the 6-hour drive to the coast to surf, which would be recon paddling down the Thames; attendees gather at Surfilm Festibal 9 to pay homage to the victims of the Thoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan; Curtain Call: Mike Kasic at a Yellowstone River secret spot. Surfing Around: ASR Limited presents its side to TSJ’s 20#3 article on artificial surfing reefs by Paul Holmes; Passings: Gordon Duane, Dave Dedrick, Catherine Rosset; Off the Lip with Steve Pezman. Liner Notes: The back story on this issue’s Rusty Long’s “Barometric Pressure, “The Bicycle Tour,” by Kimball Taylor, and “Gods in the Machine,” Bali’s motorcycle shop/surfboard factory/photo studio/café.