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Stories by Mark Woelber

1976 San Diego guide to surfing spots

There is no such thing as a secret spot in San Diego. A million surfers have gone looking for waves in this county over the last 30 years, and probably every spot that can be ...

October 7, 1976
Surfboard shapers Mike Easton, Mike Doyle, Skip Frye, Bill Caster, Donald Takayama, L.J.Richards, Tony Cannin, Bill Owen

In the mind of every perfect surfer, there exists a perfect surfboard. But the surfer is always changing his mind. Suppose he's at the South Mission jetty, watching a wave with the mass of a ...

December 18, 1975
Journal of an Amateur Shaper

My surfboard is what you might call (what my friends do call) a pig-board. I shaped it myself, and wrapped it with two layers of 4-ounce fiberglass, teh first layer, clear, for lightness. The second ...

December 18, 1975
The happy lifeguards of San Diego

In the Spring of 1973, Paul J. decided to become a San Diego City Lifeguard. He went to the City Administration Building at 202 “C” Street and filled out an application for Lifeguard I, summer ...

June 5, 1975
San Diego apartment renters doomed by conversions

I testified recently before the San Diego Regional Coast Commission, in behalf of some Mission Beach friends. Their 6-unit apartment complex. Far Horizon, is being yanked from under them for conversion to condominiums. First the ...

May 1, 1975
University Hospital's ER takes 'em all

The police officer pushes his prisoner, locked in a wheelchair, through the Emergency Room doors. The man, a well-dressed scuffler, sits with his head on his chest and says nothing as the officer checks in ...

March 6, 1975
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