The old guard, in turn, wasn’t happy about this — it didn’t vibe with what they had come to appreciate as a true life of passion and love, what was a connection to the island’s forefathers before development had raped the land. In late 1976, stylemaster and North Shore local Gerry Lopez published an article in SURFER magazine that effectively accosted these up-and-comers, then known as Free Ride revolutionaries.
But the progress wasn’t widely embraced, particularly on the North Shore, where Hawaiians would stand their ground and protect tradition. “As people’s comprehension of perfection reaches new heights, in relation to the level they are currently at, they begin expanding their mental awareness, absorbing and utilizing all relevant experiences, and their physical coordinations simply become a reflection of their inner knowledge.
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