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  • “An obvious attraction is the fin-free feeling of skimming across the water, which the ancient Hawaiians called “lala” — a controlled slide in and around the pocket of the wave.”

    The New York Times, Ancient Surfboard Style Is Finding New Devotees, by Jamie Brisick, December 4, 2009

    December 4, 2009