“DROP TILL YOU SHOP: WHY THE SURF SHOP IS SACRED GROUND,” NICK CARROLL (2000)

This article ran in the January 2000 issue of Australia’s Surfing Life magazine.  *  *  *  As a kid I remember this little shop up a side road in Newport Beach. It had the ubiquitous seagrass floor matting, which was probably something to do with hippiedom, but actually seemed to go all right with the…