International Professional Surfers (IPS)
"The First One," by Bruce Valluzzi, SURFER Magazine, January 1978
Late summer is the time of year when continued human tenancy on the Florida peninsula is uncertain, the season when mankind's lease in this part of America is most vulnerable to cancellation. The sun is sadistic with its daily beatings, and all across the steaming Florida flatlands, the elements are agitated by this solar cruelty. Rattlesnakes lurk like cops with radar guns. Except their fines are higher. Pet dogs disappear as...