East Coast of America

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Surfing was introduced to the East Coast in 1912, when Virginia Beach resident James Jordon returned from a world cruise with a nine-foot Waikiki-made redwood surfboard; over the next several decades the sport developed a cult following in a few areas, helped along by occasional visits from surf world luminaries Duke Kahanamoku and Tom Blake, and proselytizing surf crusades from people like Bob Ho...

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