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Lining Up Your Surfboard With The 38th Parallel

Photo: A surfer at 38th Parallel Beach
Shannon Aston
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http://www.thestory.org/sites/default/files/public/audio/story/2013_8_21_surfing_the_38th_parallel.mp3

On a good surfers’ beach, usually everyone is in the water, but there was a day that Shannon Aston and the other surfers watched a military parade that included tanks, soldiers and guns. That’s because their surfing spot lies beside the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, watched over by old guard towers and decoy stands left from the Korean War.

Also in this show: contributor Scott Carrier goes to Hawaii to learn how to surf and test his theory that the music he associates with surfing is the true surf music; and when Matt Brooks and his wife Pam bought an 80-year-old wooden yacht named Dorade, people thought it was crazy they wanted to race it in weeks-long oceanic races. That was until it started winning.