FUNNY OR DIE: OR WHY “BIG DADDY” GETS A PASS ON THE NAZI DEAL, AND WINDANSEA DOESN’T

Encyclopedia of Surfing, here on the site itself but also on Facebook, has attracted some whip-smart and wicked funny commentators, and none more so than a California woman named Aviva Rosenthal. She's got an amazing range of knowledge, high to low, and 10 fingers that are as quick as they are sharp on the keyboard. Doesn't surf, but is fascinated, in a totally non-fawning way, about surfing and surf culture. She's writing a book about it, in fact. And that's about all I know about her.

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