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cars and surfing


Surfers traditionally have had a function-first attitude toward cars. Surfboard transportation all but demands a big, roomy, essentially non-sexy vehicle, while the by-products of a surfing life—damp towels, sand, wax, moldering wetsuits, salt air—ensure that the surf car, unless looked after with the kind of obsessive care and concern that generally doesn't sit well with the surfing obsession itself, operates as a rolling model of disorder and decay. A few surfers have broken the mold. Board...