Surfer Turf Wars

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As more and more surfers crowd the nation's beaches, surf culture is starting to look more like gang culture. With some two and a half million surfers elbowing each other for room on the swells, the term "wipe out" has taken on a whole new meaning. Take a surfing safari today to a beach where you're a stranger and you'll run into anything from dirty looks to flying fists. Whatever happened to the days of endless summer and the serene search for the perfect wave? We hear more about the latest "rage" - surfer rage - from a Palos Verdes policeman, then look at the changing culture of surfing with surfers, surfing historians and journalists, a former lifeguard, an environmentalist and a Missouri surfing professor! Sara Terry guest hosts. An expanded version of this segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.
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Los Angeles International Airport

Transportation Security Administration

Groundswell Society

Laguna Art Museum's Surf Culture Exhibit

Surfer's Journal

Surfrider Foundation



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton