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Echo Beach

Echo Beach, by Jeff Parker and Stefan Jeremias: In the 1980’s Newport Beach spawned a new era of high performance surfing and entrepreneurship, establishing Orange County as the focal point of the surf industry and a worldwide influencer of youth culture. A group of surfers came from different backgrounds and interests, bonded by their surfing and exploded on the scene, creating a unique look and revolutionary style that paralleled changes in music, culture and the innovation of young surf companies as Quiksilver, Stüssy, Schroff, Rip Curl, McCoy and Wave Tools. Flashy wetsuits, colorful surfboards, and a new wave attitude created a surfing Mecca that was to impact the surfing community around the world and give rise to a global industry. Photographers, surfers, surfboard shapers, magazines and clothing companies all came together to create this movement which was focused on a one hundred yard stretch of sand between 52nd and 56th Street known as “Echo Beach.”

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