What compels Redwood surfers to chase the swell?

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Jacob Klionsky, Sports Editor

Although we live just a 20 minute drive from the ocean, surfing isn’t as common as one might guess for a coastal California high school like Redwood. In contrast to notions of many Southern California high schools, Redwood has only a small group of students who surf on a consistent basis. Because of this, there is no ‘typical’ Redwood surfer, and although each surfer’s reason to surf may vary, it all results in the unique and exhilarating experience of riding waves.

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