This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

In the fall of 1999, Southern California surfers Shayne McIntyre and Jon McClure, along with Newport Beach photographer Mike Moir and Australian surfer Marc Lesoki, introduced surfing to Russia. The group visited the largely uninhabited Sakhalin Island at the bottom of the Russian-held Kuril Islands, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific Ocean, not far from the northern tip of Japan. ...

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