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In support of a recent surfing reunion of 1960's surfers in Hull, Massachusetts, Will Somers, one of the original New England surfers and surfshop owners, made a series of five podcasts. Based on the interest generated (much appreciated), Will made a video slide show for the reunion. That show, called "Surfing through time" (C), is this video.


Will started Narragansett Surf Shops, which was the Hobie (R) Surfboards dealer in New England. This video chronicles with surf photography and clippings the genesis of surfing in New England and the surfers who have gone on to do other exciting and interesting things in their lives, as well as keeping the surfing spirit alive Putting this together has been a labor of love, and I want to thank Ron Pare, surf photographer extraordinaire, my wife Marilyn, for being there and for putting up with my long hours, Anne Jones Brown and Kathy Jones Nelson, for their inspiration, grace and joie de vive, Roger Crawford, Mark Richardson, Bob Coletti, Audrey Berman, Wes Woll, Warren Horsley and their entire team for their Herculean efforts to create the successful surf 68 reunion.


If you like this, check out the five Podcasts on and an interactive version of the Surfing Through Time Presentation under Surf Stories on, which has the original slide deck which we created and abstracted for this video.


Thank you all.