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The Woods Do That To You

April 28, 2016

“The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”

― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Photo: Justin Coffey
Almanac, Retro Stoke Harvester, Surf

Vital Way of Life

February 5, 2013

Surfing, alone among sports, generates laughter at its very suggestion, and this is because it turns not a skill into an art, but an inexplicable and useless urge into a vital way of life.

– Matt Warshaw, Maverick’s: The Story of Big-Wave Surfing