“What you put in is what you get out.” – John Whitmore.
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Miles Masterson, June 2022
A special thanks to the following people who have donated to the cause so far:
Dick Metz / Surf Heritage and Culture Centre, Laguna Beach, United States
Earl Krause, Cape Town, South Africa
Mike Frew, Durban, South Africa
Brian McLaughlin, Laguna Beach, United States
Pia De Villiers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Cornel Barnett, San Francisco, United States
Ant Brodowicz, South Coast, South Africa
George Thomopoulos and Lorna Currie, London, United Kingdom
Matt Warshaw / Encyclopedia of Surfing, California, United States
Des Horn, Onrus, South Africa
Byron Loker, Cape Town, South Africa
Anthony Paitaki, Cape Town, South Africa
Richard Johnson, Bristol, United Kingdom
Cleeve Roberts, Cape Town, South Africa
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