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While sexism and homophobia have long been surf culture hallmarks, the sport for the most part has been ahead of the social curve on racism. San Diego-raised surf photographer Aaron Chang, for example, said he was treated "viciously" in the schoolyard during the early 1970s for being Asian, and said surfing became the most important thing in his life in large part because "there was no racism in t...
Color-separated beach in Durban, 1966Subscribe to view
Duke KahanamokuSubscribe to view
Gabriel Medina, 2014 Quiksilver ProSubscribe to view
Robert Crumb's "Salty Dog Sam Goes Surfin'," 1970Subscribe to view
All-white members of Outrigger Canoe Club, around 1910Subscribe to view
Eddie Aikau. Photo: Dan MerkelSubscribe to view
Color-separated beach in Durban, 1966
Gabriel Medina, 2014 Quiksilver Pro
Robert Crumb's "Salty Dog Sam Goes Surfin'," 1970
All-white members of Outrigger Canoe Club, around 1910
Eddie Aikau. Photo: Dan Merkel