Steve Sorensen

Sorensen started writing features for the Reader after winning a writing contest in December, 1976.

The following are some of his stories from the print archives:

Dec. 9, 1976 A Kingdom Bought and Sold (life at triplexes in Encinitas near Moonlight Beach)

April 13, 1978 Don't Fence Me In (off-road vehicles at the Salton Sea)

Oct. 26, 1978 River run (hiking the San Diego River)

May 3, 1979 Pilgrims by the Shore (Easter vacation at the Colorado River)

March 15, 1984 Making Waves (Mike Doyle- one of world's most talented surfers)

Aug. 2, 1984 The Devil's Peak (hiking 10,000-ft. Baja peak)

Nov. 7, 1985 The Spirit of Steve Ponchetti (Santa Ysabel Indians)

Feb. 13, 1986 Great Top Spin Never Stops (Bobby Riggs)

Oct. 23, 1986 Ten-Speed Terror (danger on two wheels)

Feb. 11, 1988 Fifty Miles of River (San Dieguito River - from Volcan Mountain to Del Mar)

Oct. 20, 1988 The Sport of Surfing Is: 1) Epic 2) Formerly Bitchin' 3) A Business Opportunity (Mike Doyle and commercialization of surfing)

Nov. 23, 1994, page 42 A Shirt for a Surf Hero (mega success of surf god Rusty Preisendorfer)

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