Thanks to Versailles Bakery and La Colada Gourmet "The House of Cuban Coffee" for the authentic Cubano Coffee experience.
Was stoked to find some amazing Cuban Coffee and local food adventures in Little Havana in Miami. If you want to get a much less touristy version of Miami check out Little Havana. Great music, food, cigars, mojitos, and of course, coffee. It's a great place to live on the Culinary Edge! Check out our video below.
Thanks to Versailles Bakery and La Colada Gourmet "The House of Cuban Coffee" for the authentic Cubano Coffee experience.
I’m weird, I like weird things, I like weird people. I appreciate weirdness as an aesthetic. When people say, “That’s weird.” with a negative inflection, I always reply “Awesome, weird is a good thing.” I was taught this very important lesson by my first girlfriend who loved to embrace weirdness.
I like the absurd or things that seem out of place. Contrast. It makes for a more interesting life tapestry. Many of the best things in life, including people, I didn't like at first because they struck me as weird. Like eating an oyster. But then, as you get to know it more, it becomes love.
And I'm not exactly talking about embracing weird things as a form of delusion or total escape. You don't have to come untethered from reality to be weird. I'm talking more about weirdness with intention. Some would call it eccentricity. And it takes courage to be weird or eccentric. Because conformity tends to be the norm in social groups.
John Stuart Mill said, "Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained." This quote is one of my favs.
Stay with me, I'm getting to the point of this post.
I’ve gone through phases of my life where I’d say I was probably doing some kind of performance art. For much of the 2000’s I wore a Dick Cheney mask to parties, gatherings, festivals, gigs. It’s a long story, but I went to go buy a George W. Bush mask for Halloween at the Halloween store on Haight Street and they were sold out. The clerk said we do have a Dick Cheney mask left. “Wow, I said, that’s even creepier. Perfect.” I am the number one all-time consumer of Dick Cheney masks because I've lost many. A very wise friend at Burning Man once put a caribiner on my mask so I wouldn't lose it. I digress.
For a while I went through a phase where I had a plastic rat, named Shelley (named after the poet Percy Shelley). I made Shelley part of the band I was in called Pono and I would take pictures of Shelley with famous musicians or people. Here are some of those pictures. I'm proud of these pics and my embrace of weirdness. And kudos to these fairly well known people who embraced weirdness allowing me to take pics of them with a plastic rat. Embrace weirdness my friends, it makes life more colorful. It also allows our human uniqueness to surface. It adds to layers to the mosaic of humanity and it's fun :)
Andrew Paul Resiganto, known to family and friends as Captain Andy, died on February 11, 2021 in Fawcett Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Andy is survived by his partner Rebecca Maulbaurn, his son, Andrew J. Resignato, and his Sister Joan Marozas.
Andy was born in New York City on March 29, 1939 in New York City. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and worked as Merchant Seaman on tugboats and oil tankers out of New York Harbor.
Andy was an avid fisherman who owned 17 boats throughout his lifetime, a celebrated cook, a devoted Son and Father, and a lover of opera. He had the pleasure of meeting and shopping with Marilyn Monroe, a story he would often retell. He traveled to many countries and throughout Italy tracking down and connecting with his Italian relatives. He appeared in many episodes of the Food & Travel Web Series the Culinary Edge TV.
Memorial services will be held at Boca Grande Pass, FL, the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, the ‘Third Rocks’ in Coney Island and Long Island, NY.
I always wondered if Bob, Bill Murray's character in Lost in Translation, only knew of a serious Ramen joint in Shinjuku, if the movie would have ended differently. Here's what the end of the movie would have looked like.
Back before COVID happened Bailey and I traveled to Mumbai, India to drop in on my friend Edward Sonnenblick and his family. It turns out Edward became a Bollywood actor in 2008 and was able to bring us on several Bollywood sets when he was shooting.
The crews were so hospitable to us as guests many times offering us a meal or at least some nice Chai Tea. The food was very homestyle and authentic. Our latest CETV episode is about that exact subject. We're hoping to get back to Mumbai someday for a followup. Hope you enjoy it!
BY CHEF ELLARD
Sunday: As I write this I’m above the Pacific, flying back to Hawai'i where the Kīlauea Volcano is erupting, making my partner and I, as well as many others, lava refugees for the last three months. Currently, lava is .75 miles away from overtaking and covering one of the greatest surf breaks in Hawai'i. A spot I know well.
A Truly Great Hawaiian Surfing Break
The prospective loss of this little known Big Island spot is one that really stings for people that have basked in the glow and magic of this place. The spot I’m referring to is called Pohoiki aka Isaac Hale Park. Pohoiki lies on the Eastern Coast of the Big Island in a District called Puna. It is one of a very small handful of surf breaks on the East Coast of the Big Island and I submit it is one of the greatest breaks in the Hawaiian Islands.
Now when I use the word 'greatest' I don’t mean Pohoiki has the largest waves, although I’ve witnessed people drop in on 20+ footers there. I don’t mean that Pohoiki is the most well-known spot like Peahi (Jaws), Waikiki, or Pipeline. I don’t mean that it is the greatest because it was often mentioned in Surfer Magazine or any major surf publication. I mean it is a great surf spot because the waves are very consistent, it is often uncrowded, naturally beautiful, and has one of the best and diverse groups of regulars of any surf break. It offers a lot of different surfing skill options all in one place.
Pohoiki is also more than just a surf spot. It is an important community meeting place where locals, both Hawaiian and haole, as well as, a trickle of adventurous tourists interact, generally harmoniously. On any given day Pohoiki is a confluence of surfers, fisherman launching their boats, families with their children swimming at the boat ramp, snorkelers, locals grilling or selling food, and sometimes having unofficial drag races. It's people hanging out and basking in the glow of a place where the ocean meets the land in a way that offers something for everyone.
This mix to me represents what’s best about modern day Hawai’i - diverse types of people sharing their love of the ocean and the outdoors. It was the greatest for me because it was there I learned to stand up and go down the face of a wave for the first time, where I taught my partner how to surf, and met bodyboarding/bodysurfing legend Mike Stewart, with whom I would eventually share a session at Pohoiki. This magical place captures the Hawaiian experience for me and gave me a deeper understanding of the joy Hawai’i can impart on the human soul.
Tuesday: I’ve landed and surfed on the Kona side of the island at a spot called Kahalu’u. I haven’t surfed in three months so it was a great pleasure to be back. Lava continues to flow and is now only .6 miles away from the boat ramp at Pohoiki.
A Port in Puna
Pohoiki means 'two little moons'. In 1963, The Army Corps of Engineers carved out a channel with a jetty in a 1000 foot bay that contained two half moon bays with a reef in the middle. They built a boat ramp and in doing so created the only port and safe ocean access area in this rugged and untamed part of Hawai’i. It allowed access for fisherman to this rarely fished part of Hawai’i and a safer place for locals to enter the water to swim and surf.
Puna is definitely one of the most unique areas in Hawai’i because it is located on the face of the most active volcano in the world, Kīlauea. As was revealed many times in the last century, the volcano can retake the land from the residents here at any time. The result is an area low in large scale development from hotels and resorts (expensive properties can’t be insured) which has kept the land cheap and the cost of living low. This has allowed people who didn’t have much money to live here, including Native Hawaiians, hippies, mainland dropouts, and adventurous travelers looking for less crowds and a less commercial, more authentic Hawaiian experience. Pohoiki is a place where a lot of those people come together and commune with the sea.
Wednesday: Lava is now only .25 miles away from the boat ramp at Pohoiki and continues its steady flow.
First, Second, and Third Bay
The Bays are known by the not so original names of First, Second, and the lesser known Third bay. They offer distinctly different types of waves on different conditions. On smaller days, First Bay, a right hander, is an ideal place for beginners and keikis (children) to catch gentle waves that end on a shallow but very forgiving reef. There is a spot very close to the middle reef that is pretty much exclusive for bodyboarders as it is to steep and shallow for surfers. This allows some bodyboarders to have their own spot, almost right on the middle reef, usually separate from surfers.
On medium sized and bigger days at First Bay a surfer can catch a great wave just outside the middle reef and ride a beautifully formed right across the deeper channel almost all the way into the boat ramp where the wave gently deposits you. The crystal clear water allows for amazing visuals of the reef below. This is the wave I learned on in 1998 when I first came to Puna. On weekdays back then it was often just myself and an older local Hawaiian surfer. I would sit and study him as he knew exactly where to take off and how to trim himself into this beautifully formed wave. I remember the intensity in his eyes as he caught wave after wave. In between his rides I would sheepishly paddle into his takeoff spot and try to get one for myself. After many failed attempts, one day I did and it was pure bliss!
On bigger days a spot called Elevators breaks further out in the channel offering a steeper left wall that for the most skilled surfers can be connected through the channel to the inside right. The result is a seriously long ride and the respect of the surfers on the inside wave and people on the beach. On huge days, waves break further out and then powerful whitewater comes through the deep channel. If you catch this whitewater the wave reforms on the inside into a classic right which you can ride across the channel into the boat ramp area. So even if conditions are huge a relative intermediate surfer like myself can score great waves at Pohoiki.
On the other side of the bay past the middle reef is Second Bay. On small days Second Bay has a beautifully formed right hander that breaks into the shallow reef inside. This inside section is not quite as user friendly to newcomers and beginners as First Bay. Mostly because of the copious amount of wana (pronounced “vah-na”) aka sea urchins that occupy the inner reef. Many people including myself became victims as the sharp long spines of these animals pierce the flesh and result in a souvenir of spikes that can lodge deep into your extremities. One surfer told me his friend had fallen head first on the inside of Second Bay and got wana in his face!
Once you learned to surf the wave inside and not put your feet down all is well at Second Bay. This break has a steady stream of regulars which include in the morning a dawnish 6 a.m. crowd, the 7:30s, and 9:00s. I chose to go out at 11 a.m. and sometimes I’d be the only one out. On big days the wave breaks on an outside reef and connects to several sections leading to the inside wave. Myself and many surfers have reveled in this wave, as well as, the scenery which includes many honus (sea turtles) lazily swimming around, and a gorgeous landscape of lush jungle set against a backdrop of rugged lava. And there is almost always waves at Second Bay.
Many surfers, including myself, reveled in this wave as well as the scenery which included many honus (sea turtles) lazily swimming around, and a gorgeous landscape of lush jungle set against against a backdrop of rugged lava.
Beyond a natural jetty to the south is Third Bay. I have only seen surfers at Third Bay three times as it is extremely challenging. High reward, very high consequences to use surfer parlance. If you don't know what you are doing you could end up in bad shape on the sharp protruding lava rock that sticks up everywhere.
Another place you didn’t want to end up was on the reef between the two bays. Many Pohoiki surfers, especially beginners, ended up high and dry on there. Once there the ocean comes in and unforgivably knocks you down as the the sharp reef slices through your skin with ease. Just like Second Bay, once you got to know the shifting currents and spots you could easily navigate around the reef, surf right up to, or even over it in the right conditions.
Further out the channel from First Bay and to the left is a spot called Dead Trees or ‘Deadies’ for short - because of the dead trees that stubbornly remain directly in front of the peak. (I always love how unromantic and practical surf spots are named). It is basically a reef slab going from very deep to shallow forming a gorgeous, steep, fast, hollow wave which can be ridden left or right. Also, high consequences if you don't negotiate the reef correctly. I had never rode this wave until bodyboarder/surfer Mike Stewart took me out and explained the wave to me and why it was his favorite wave on the Big Island.
Thursday: The lava has stalled less than .2 miles away from Pohoiki. Some think it’s possible Pohoiki could be spared. Are my prayers being answered?
Meeting and Surfing with a Legend at Pohoiki
One day after surfing a big swell at First Bay I was exiting the water and a local Hawaiian guy yelled out, “Hey Mike Stewart.” I thought, “Does he mean 'THE' Mike Stewart?” I turned around and sure enough right behind me on the boat ramp was the Bodyboarding/body surfing World Champion himself. Now I am keenly aware of who Mike Stewart is because I started my wave riding career, like many people, as a bodyboarder. I only learned how to stand up surf at Pohoiki many years later. In the late 80's and early 90's when bodyboarding was developing as a viable surfing sport, Mike Stewart was the man. A blond haired blue eyed Hawaiian born guy who became the best known bodyboarder in the world. I had pictures of Mike on my wall in huge barrels at Pipeline when I was a teenager. Mike has developed a well-deserved reputation and respect from even stand up surfers as a true waterman, diplomat, and surfing pioneer.
Here I was 30 years later surfing at my home break in the same place as one of my childhood heroes. It took me a while to work up the nerve to go up to him, but when I did I learned that Pohoiki was one of his favorite breaks and that he was in fact a full time, long term, Big Island resident. I told him I lived in Kalapana, surfed Pohoiki often, and that I had a cooking / travel TV show. I shyly suggested he should be on the show someday.
About a year went by and I ran into Mike again on island and this time I was more determined and convinced him to be on my show, the Culinary Edge TV. He said yes and gave me his contact info. I arranged to film a show with Mike where we would tour a local family farm on the Hāmākua Coast, named Double "D" Ranch. We would take delivery of some local meat and produce, and go for a surfing/grilling session wherever the waves were the best on the Big Island that day. As fate would have it the best waves on the island were at Pohoiki that day, and I’m glad they were.
Mike loaned me one of his Science bodyboards and gave me a pair of Viper fins we picked up at the local surf shop. It had been quite a while since I bodyboarded and I was both nervous and excited. It just happened that when we got to Pohoiki the waves at Dead Trees were decent. Not huge, thank God for me, but big enough for Mike to show off his stuff and for me to get some rides without meeting a bloody fate. Mike explained the spot to me, my cameraman (Averan Gale) got some killer footage for the show, and we all ended up grilling our local food and hanging out at Pohoiki until the sun went down. Pohoiki and Hawai'i offered it’s magic to me as it had many times before and I was grateful beyond measure.
Friday: The lava is still stalled less than 0.2 miles away from Pohoiki but the U.S. Geological Survey says this current eruption could last “months if not years.”
Secrets, Shacks and Bowls
Now as if the Bays aren’t enough for one spot to offer there is a whole different world just a short walk through the parking lot to the North side of the park and beyond. Strangely at the end of another Bay there is a lifeguard stand. Yes, there are lifeguards at this County Park in this remote part of Hawai'i and I am always glad they are around. They are also some of the best surfers at Pohoiki. This bay has two major breaks known as Shacks (as in in front of the lifeguard shack) and Bowls. The entry spot for both breaks is a small rocky pool not far from the lifeguard stand. The entry and exit is much easier than it looked and I believe to this day that has kept many surfers away from these amazing waves. Further North there is another shallow break known as Secrets which many surfers insist is the best wave on the island.
Bowls is exactly what the name implies, a beautiful bowl of a wave that forms off the edge of a reef point going left into a relatively shallow inside reef section. It was created by an 7.4 magnitude earthquake in 1975 that reshaped much of the the Puna Coastline. Bowls is a fairly short ride but the form of the wave is extraordinary and the drop is a serious rush. Sometimes I would sit to the right of Bowls and watch it, marveling at the tight geometry and gorgeous cerulean blue color. Picture perfect. On big days Bowls is world class. It tends to be more crowded since there is only really one take off spot. My preference is to sit a bit South on a peak I called ‘Mini-Bowls’. This wave is less steep but generally much longer. On good days you can catch ‘Mini-Bowls’ connecting with two more sections that break inside and end your ride at the entry/exit point by the lifeguard stand. The ride gets better and the wave improves in form as you got more inside. If Pohoiki gets covered I will miss this wave most of all. I kind of feel like this wave is mine. I know it as well as anybody and would sometimes impress people when I rode it and I’m definitely not the best surfer in the lineup. But when you get to know a wave really well you surf above your level.
As you go South, closer to the lifeguard shack, there are two more peaks that collectively made up Shacks. These waves break deep and fat. They form and break into a deeper spot so they aren’t as steep and pitchy as bowls. This makes it a great spot for longboarders who can catch the wave way outside and go left or right or both on the same ride. That’s what I love about Shacks. You can change direction as the wave would reform twice before you run out of room.
Sharks Attacks and Broken Boards
Surfing in Hawai’i always means the possibility of an encounter with a shark. In 2013, a local 16- year-old surfer was attacked by a shark as he was surfing at Dead Trees. He’s definitely lucky to be alive but ended up with 30 lacerations to his legs and hips requiring 180 stitches. People were a bit spooked at Pohoiki, but that wore off quickly. Several times I would go to paddle out and see the big yellow “Shark Sighted” sign set up in front of the break. I would go talk to the lifeguard who would tell me a shark chased people out of the lineup yesterday or that he saw a monster hammerhead swimming by just outside the break at Bowls. Sometimes I would still go in the water and sometimes I wouldn’t. I also heard a story from a guy about a large Tiger Shark chasing him out of Second Bay as people stood on the beach and watched as the shark got within one foot of the guy before giving up chase. Luckily for me I never saw a shark at Pohoiki, but everyone knows they are around.
On a big April day one year I paddled out at Second Bay with a long board shaped by Big Island shaper Jerry Grantham. I quickly realized it was way too big for a longboard as the break kept shifting and huge waves would crash on top of you. Sure enough, a large, thick, ten (6 foot Hawaiian) footer broke right on the middle of my board cutting it in half like a knife and sending the two halves up into the air. A surfer in First Bay later told me he saw the two halves of the board fly up in the air like a bomb had gone off. I got my bearings and knew I had to get the hell out of there before another big set came through. The leash was still attached to my leg and the back half of the board. I found the front half of the board and started paddling it like a bodyboard. It was sharp and was slicing into my torso. A bit of a lull came and as I paddled I passed a women in the break who saw the back half trailing behind me still attached to my leash. “You better go in.” she said, “No shit, I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to do that!,” I responded. I couldn’t believe I was in this situation and in an inane argument. I pulled the back part of the board up and tucked it under the front part fins down and started paddling towards the channel praying a large set didn’t come.
As I was paddling across Second Bay to First Bay way outside, I heard someone screaming for help. I looked inside and right in front of the middle reef there was a kid of about fifteen on a shortboard. He had been hit by a big set and realized, like I did, that this day was way to big for him. He was right in front of the middle reef so the next big set would likely slam him on the reef and do some serious damage. Nobody else seemed to be heading towards him. He yelled again for help. I couldn’t fucking believe it. I looked outside for another big set but it was fairly calm, I headed in towards him. I reached him and told him to follow me and we started paddling towards the channel as hard as possible, against a pretty steady current. I gave him encouragement. Me on my tattered, halved, razor sharp longboard was helping him - a guy with an intact board. “He should be helping me,” I thought. He never even realized I was on half a board as the situation was so intense. We paddled hard for the channel and luckily, and I say that with emphasis, a big set never came. We steered ourselves towards the boat ramp, towards safety. After he realized he was going to make it he looked down at the contraption I was paddling on and said, “What happened to you?” I laughed. That was close. After the ordeal, my arms and torso were all cut up from the serrated edges of the board gouging into me. It could have been a lot worse. I gained a serious respect for the power of that spot.
Monday: The lava is on the move again. The volcano has created a ‘Lava Bar’ in front of the Northern surf spot known as Bowls.
Geothermal Warmth and A Natural Hot Tub in the Jungle
One of the greatest things about surfing at Pohoiki is entering the water at the boat ramp which has geothermal vents that shoot out into the boat ramp area. The water is always as warm as a bath going in and coming out. A far cry from my freezing water entries in Northern California. Probably one of the best features of Pohoiki is a short walk down a path, past an iconic red, Hawaiian-style house, into the jungle and you come to a geothermal pond. An oasis of clear water that is partly fed by the ocean like a tide pool and partly fed by fresh water from geothermal vents that heat the pool to about 90 degrees. It is never that crowded and many times after a session I would head over there for an amazing soak and lose myself looking up at the coconut palms and dense jungle foliage canopy. Totally epic. I couldn’t even make a feature like this up for a surf break.
No Crowds, No Attitude, and Our Own Photographer
One of the worst things about surfing in this modern era is the crowds in the break and the bad attitude that that can foster in a lineup. On a day with a good swell at Ocean Beach in San Francisco you can see a hundred people in black wetsuits bobbing up and down in one stretch of beach. At Pohoiki, I would always marvel at how good the waves were, compared to the amount of people in the water. And for the most part, besides some minor, isolated skirmishes, there is very little attitude or localism displayed by anyone in the break. No attitude, no drama, no bullshit. This is my home break. You learn the meaning of Aloha from experiencing Hawai'i at a place like Pohoiki.
Pohoiki recently was lucky to have our own photographer. Puna local Rod Miller started coming to the break five years ago and taking shots of the surfing action at this spot. "I like taking photos, and the action of surf photography makes it the most fun. Pohoiki has great breaks and access from many points of view. Also I can get a bit closer to the surfers because of the bay contour and breakwater pier. It's a beautiful place, and the water is always clean and clear," Miller said. Rod posts his daily shots on his Facebook site Pohiki Kine, so a lucky surfer can get a great wave and later see it captured beautifully in a photo.
Tuesday Morning: Pohoiki as I knew it is gone. My partner woke me up last night to tell me the lava was on the move again and had overtaken Shacks and Bowls. This morning the lava covered part of the parking lot and may be on it’s way to the boat ramp. The lava may or may not cover the boat ramp and could continue to pour into the Bay. Pohoiki may end up like Kaimu Bay.
Lessons in Impermanence
This is not the first time Puna lost a great surf spot to the volcano. In 1990, Kīlauea erupted covering two towns called Kalapana and Kaimu, 9 miles South of Pohoiki. The eruption filled in a Bay with lava that used to be one of the best surf spots on the island. I’ve talked with surfers who were dedicated to those spots known as Kaimu Bay and Drainpipes. One local long boarder told me she and others locals were surfing the spot for the last time as they watched the lava coming down the mountain and filling in the bay. It is an unusual thing to lose a beloved surf spot. Now it has happened twice here in Puna in only the last thirty years.
It was three months ago that this eruption started and we evacuated from our home in Puna. Many people I know have homes buried under 20 plus feet of lava. Several important and almost equal natural treasures, the Kapoho Tide Pools, Ka Wai o Pele aka Green Lake, and the Ahalanui Warm Ponds, have been covered in this eruption. Recently one my inspirations for my own food/travel show, Anthony Bourdain, committed suicide and the retreat center that brought me to the Big Island in 1998, Kalani Honua, closed after 43 years. With climate change making things hotter and the weather crazier the lesson of impermanence is all too real right now.
Myself and many others, are being forced to truly come to terms with the continuing transient nature that is the norm of the universe that we occupy. Losing Pohoiki, as I knew it, is indeed a huge loss for myself and the lower Puna area. Most Buddhists believe, “all temporal things, whether material or mental, are compounded objects in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline and destruction." And from this destruction comes creation. Maybe some new breaks will develop where the lava has moved in. Rumor has it that the lava has deposited black sand in front of Shacks and Bowls turning a reef break into a beach break! The volcano that created these great islands is in control now.
For now, Mahalo nui Pohoiki. Thanks for everything you provided. I’m humbled and grateful to have experienced this truly remarkable Hawaiian surf spot fully. I will celebrate it’s greatness, talking story about it's beautiful waves, and standing ready to explore any new iteration of this spot that emerges. Respect.
Check out what Pohoiki looks like now on foot in this video by my friend Trent. Pohoiki section starts at 3:35
The above video shows drone footage of the large Black Sand Beach and the new land at Pohoiki
It's been two years since the eruption that transformed Pohoiki. There is now a huge crescent-shaped black sand beach where 1st and 2nd Bay used to be. There's a really wild wave developing at what we used to call Third Bay. The sands keep adding and shifting, so the breaks keep evolving.
This year has been another one of those lessons in impermanence as the global pandemic has altered life as we knew it. Another reminder of how fast things can change in this world.
Since I wrote the above article, my partner and I moved to Kona, on the other side of the island. We live in walkable distance to several surfing breaks, including Banyans, Lymans, and Alakala's.
Sometimes when I'm out surfing over here I'll talk like an old timer about Pohoiki's greatness. Many of the surfers over here never went there, so to them I must sound like some old man pining for an old love. Occasionally I'll see a former Pohoiki regular paddle out over here. That's when the reminiscing starts! Ah the glory days. Aloha ahiahi!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chef Andrew “Ellard” Resignato was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised on the Jersey Shore. He is a chef, surfer, fisherman, writer, public health advocate, economist, musician, filmmaker, reformed politician, and part-time philosopher. He is currently the Producer and Host of the the food & travel show the Culinary Edge TV. When not traveling the globe in search of good food and waves he resides on the Island of Hawai’i eating good food and riding good waves.
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