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The Years Before Surf
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Collection: Article Collection
"Oldest City Shapers" from Indoek- St. Augustine
This article explores the uniqueness of the St. Augustine surfboard shaping community, and includes interviews with Drew Bagett, Kevin Sullivant, and Kevin Mileski, among others.
"Professional Surfers" from Old City Life Volume 12 Issue 8
Professionals from around St. Augustine discuss surfing and their careers, creating a much different image of the surfer than is typically depicted.
"Ships" from Eastern Surf Magazine
Author Matt Pruett discusses the 2000 ESA Championship held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
"Surfing Legend Remembered" from the St. Augustine Record
St. Augustine Record article on the life of Carol Lee Slater Driskell and her impact on the St. Augustine community as a surfer, teacher, artist, mother, and wife.
"A Musician of Many Talents" from The Compass, St. Augustine Record
This article gives a brief overview of local surfer, musician, and potter J. Lee Driskell and her various activities.
"Fourth of July Surfing Tourney- Schilling 'Masters' Champ"
Article from the St. Augustine Record detailing the 13th Annual Fourth of July Surfing Contest and the winners.
"Local Craftsmen- Shapers of St. Augustine" from Old City Life Volume 12 Issue 8
A survey of local board shapers, this article examines what makes the St. Augustine surfboard designing community unique.
Photo Article from Eastern Surf Magazine
Photos of different surfers accompanied by captions
"Weekend Lasts 10 Years for Shaper" from the St. Augustine Record
This article recounts Jeff Sturtevant's career in 1990 as one of St. Augustine's premier surfboard shapers.
"Waves of Nostalgia" from Old City Life Volume 12 Issue 8
This article discusses the history of the St. Augustine Beach Pier and the surfers who once rode the waves near it. Changing shorelines and storms have long since brought an end to the pier being a premier surf location, leaving only memories with…
"A Grom's Life- Receiving a Surf Shop Education" from Old City Life, Volume 12 Issue 8
Zander Morton recalls the role of Tory Strange's Surf Station in shaping his youth and ultimately his passion for surfing.
"Bitchin' Breaks & Better Days- Mourning the Loss of Surf Spots of Yore" from Void Magazine
St. Augustine surfers Walter Coker and Tory Strange reflect on old surfing spots on Anastasia Island and at Vilano Beach, reminiscing on old friends and good times.
"Catching the Wave of a Niche Market," from The St. Augustine Record
News article detailing the opening of a new surf shop staffed and ran by women exclusively for women.
"Surf- J. Lee Driskell" from Drift Magazine
Drift Magazine interviews St. Augustine surfer, pilot, musician, potter, and jeweler J. Lee Driskell.
Blue Sky Surf Shop Advertisement from Eastern Surf Magazine
An advertisement for Blue Sky Surf Shop based on a photograph of J. Lee Driskell surfing.