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Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

The first surfers to brave San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Boards rest against the seawall at Ocean Beach
Angela Johnston

 

In his backyard in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood, Arne Jin An Wong coats a pink and white striped, eight-foot-long surfboard. This board is one of dozens in Wong’s quiver. They are all over his backyard: resting on fences next to tomato vines and suspended from the rafters of his garage. A few faded and yellowed boards are heaped in a pile that he is donating to children in the Philippines.

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