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The largest of America's 50 states, twice the size of runner-up Texas, Alaska has the smallest population of any state save Wyoming. While it's unclear just when Alaska was initially surfed, Daniel Brandel wrote to Surfer magazine in 1967 to announce the formation of the Kodiak Island Surfing Association, the state's first surf club. "As of this date," Brandel reported, "we have 57 active members ...

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