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    Joe Rouse: The Horses Mouth

    Joe Rouse: The Horses Mouth Bits of info on el caballo will drip out of the spigot on occasion.A horse is a horse of course. The coral is in Frisco with an annual pilgrimage to the Middle of the Sea. I've lived in Washington State, California, Hawaii and the Philippines. I've been in or on the water since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. My earlest memories are of scrapping barnacles from the bottom of my parents' boat, getting wacked by waves when I was 4 and my dad grounding us in...
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    Kai's On Board!

    Our 1st contributor to sign on is a sailor in its purest form, former Palo Alto resident big air and big wave specialist, Kai Katchadourian. Kai has been making headlines and impressing windsurfers and non windsurfers alike with his grace and bold moves in the most extreme conditions imaginable. Kai will be providing tales from near and far as he jets worldwide for PWA tour and insane adventures! Welcome aboard Kai!

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    David Nabors

    Webmaster and New Media Expert David Nabors came to sailing late in life, but has jumped in with a vengeance. Stepping up from a 17-foot daysailor, he recently embarked on the exciting adventure of big
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