Surfing has appeared in the pages of Sports Illustrated dozens of times in the magazine's 57-year history, including five times on the cover. In the Mar. 10, 1958 issue, a photo essay on surfing in Australia was featured the front.
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Bob Ottum reported on the Phil Edwards and the East Coast surfing boom in the July 18, 1966 issue.
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Summer in Waikiki
In the July 24, 1967 issue, Dan Jenkins wrote about the "20,000 coeds, hippies, beachies, blasters, bleachies and just plain beach bums strewn all along Waikiki Beach having a delicious summit meeting of copper-toned tummies."
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The Banzai Pipeline
Sam Moses wrote about Hawaii's notorious Banzai Pipeline in the March 8, 1982 issue.
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In the Sept. 7, 1987 issue, Leigh Montville celebrated the panorama of outdoor sports in Southern California.
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Gary Smith's profile of Kelly Slater , the legendary American surfer, ran in the May 4, 2009 issue.
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Slater wore a suit and rode waves on wooden door while recreating the 1993 Jack Johnson art class film Mr. Slater Goes to Work for a 2009 photo shoot.
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Spencer Skipper savors a perfect -- albeit ephemeral -- tube during the Mike Stewart International Pipeline Pro Bodyboarding competition at Oahu's Pipeline. This shot appeared in the Leading Off section of the Feb. 25, 2002 issue.
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Tom Chamberlain in action at Middles at Hawaii's Hanalei Bay in February 1976.
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Derek Ho catches the top of a wave in Hawaii.
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