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"Surf's Up!"

November 7, 1999

How many of you have dreamed of surfing along the coast of Southern California? Many people have! And, one of the best "spots" is Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A. This is a small beach town about an hour and twenty minutes south of Los Angeles, along the California coast. Hundreds of surfers, guys and girls, can be seen surfing the waves with a "long board", "short board", or, my personal favorite, a "boogie board". The first two boards are known as "surf boards," and the second is a simplified surf board. The boogie board does not allow one to "stand up". One simply lies flat and enjoys the ride!

Huntington Beach sponsors surf contests a few times a year to some of the best surfers in the world. Three years ago, I went to one of these contests and watched some of the best surfers in action!

If you like surfing, please email me at ts035370@student.fullerton.edu

"Surfs up dude!" Talk to you soon.

by Annette Steinbach - Californian (U.S.) Correspondent

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