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surfboard stacking


Diversion in which surfers lash down as many surfboards as possible to the roof of a car. As it originated in Southern California, board-stacking involved bodies as well as boards. "Larry Stephens of Dana Point," as noted in a Surfer magazine caption next to a black-and-white photo of a parked wood-paneled Country Squire, "challenges anyone to produce a picture of a surf car with more boards than this. Total sticks on the roof: 9! Bodies in the car: 10!"

There were challengers in early 1962,...