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Paipo boarding 1963, Val Ching

March 05 2008 | Jim's Blog,
by Jim

Our mission statement is "... protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches..." We forget about the enjoyment side of that statement.

Here is some joy. 1963, early Paipo.

Val Ching standing up on a tiny board, helping spearhead alternative approaches to riding.


PAIPO Boarding 1963, Val Ching

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Ashley Bickerton, who send me this vid, summed it up quite eloquently "It's all in Val, I see both directions, forward and backward in time, reflected with clarity and without distortion. The history of the language of the ridden wave is condensed in this young man, he is the archetype. For me personally, he is like a single common ancestor of all my surfing gestalt."

Indeed.
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