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Cody Townsend's Top Five Surf Spots

Summertime means the mountains are dry and face shots are replaced with mouthfuls of dirt and broken bikes.  How’s a skier to get that intoxicating adrenaline rush without all the dust and blood?  Go surfing. The beach might be a long way away from the mountains, but here are some ideas to help you shorten your search for clean waves and good times.
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