Up a Lazy River with Bill Hamilton


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Comprehensive retrospective of Bill Hamilton’s surf career and life categorized by different stages of his life: growing up in South Laguna, joining the Windansea Surf Club, his contest career through the late 60s-70s, working at the Chart House, big wave surfing in Hawaii with the great surfers of the time to moving and living in Kauai, being a fisherman, dad to Laird Hamilton, surfboard shaper and surfing Hanalei Bay now.