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MALIBU Summer begins again at Malibu where the waves crash loudly along the sandy shore. Malibu is the classic summer surf break: a long wave with a deep history dating back to the 1940s. Back then, Malibu was a proving ground for surfboard innovation from big, heavy hardwood planks to balsa Malibu chips, and eventually early experiments with fiberglass and resin. The modern surfboard—and modern surfing—evolved on the waves of Malibu from the 1940s through the 70s. Now it’s a wave on which anything goes: Wavestorms, alaias, hulls, longboards, shortboards, SUPs - even the occasional kiteboard when the wind blows.

Johnny The Ripper, Malibu, CA photo: Will Walling


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