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June 26, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stewart Surfboards owner Bill Stewart despises the stereotype of lazy, uneducated surfers. He wants them to be surfing above C-level. Toward that end, he offers board discounts to aficionados of the sport who demonstrate academic excellence. Students with a 4.0 grade-point average may purchase shortboards regularly selling for $410 for $250--a $160 discount. Those with a 3.0 GPA and above get a $50 discount.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2000 | SHARON NAGY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stewart Surfboards owner Bill Stewart despises the stereotype of lazy, uneducated surfers. He wants them to be surfing above C-level. Toward that end, he offers board discounts to aficionados of the sport who demonstrate academic excellence. Students with a 4.0 grade-point average may purchase shortboards regularly selling for $410 for $250--a $160 discount. Those with a 3.0 GPA and above get a $50 discount.
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SPORTS
September 14, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
They came from as far as New South Wales, Australia, and Hawaii, but in the end, the competitors at the World Longboard Team Championships at San Onofre State Beach Sunday found the best longboard surfers in the world were just boys next door. After two days of almost non-stop surfing, the San Clemente-based Chart House surf team of Herbie Fletcher, Jay Riddel and brothers Israel and Jonathon Paskowitz was named world champion and awarded $4,000.
SPORTS
September 14, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
They came from as far as New South Wales, Australia, and Hawaii, but in the end, the competitors at the World Longboard Team Championships at San Onofre State Beach Sunday found the best longboard surfers in the world were just boys next door. After two days of almost non-stop surfing, the San Clemente-based Chart House surf team of Herbie Fletcher, Jay Riddel and brothers Israel and Jonathon Paskowitz was named world champion and awarded $4,000.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER; P.J. Huffstutter covers high technology for The Times
For years, the craft of making a surfboard has lured waves of artisans who turn slabs of raw material into a sleek shape. It's an art that requires time and experience and many, many mistakes, experts say. These craftspeople carry on the art form's traditions, handed down from older days when Polynesian Islanders found ways of carving up koa trees and making them float. It's probably the last arena where anyone would expect computer automation.
NEWS
June 3, 1998 | BETTIJANE LEVINE
So, you wanna learn to surf? Cool. The Southland teems with people who want to teach you. From a quick two-hour course for $80 to a world-famous five-day surf camp for $900, Southern California is definitely the learn-to-surf capital. * Stewart Surfboards Malibu (310) 317-8688 Starting mid-June, two-day clinics will be held to teach start-up surfing skills. Emphasis will be on safety, equipment and on-board technique.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1996 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Terry Martin shaped his first surfboard in his San Diego garage as a junior high school student in 1952. He has been riding that wave ever since. Martin, now 58, is a shaper for Stewart Surfboards in San Clemente and an important cog in the multimillion-dollar surfing industry. He estimates he has created 30,000 surfboards since 1963, when he began working professionally. "There are no seasons in this business anymore.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1996 | LINDA BERLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tucked away in an alley littered with trash cans, just a stone's throw from this seaside mecca's popular pier, Al Merrick's surfboard factory hardly looks like a hotbed of controversial technological revolution. Behind the signless blueberry-colored front door, workers are churning out surfboards at the rate of 150 a week.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent California Beach Party--a sports-and-music weekend that temporarily transformed Ventura's staid Promenade into Venice Beach without the chain-saw jugglers--produced its share of dramatic moments, not the least of which was the presentation of the Big Kahuna Award at the Longboard Surfing Championships.
REAL ESTATE
January 24, 1993 | DIRK SUTRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Sutro is a San Diego County free-lance writer.
San Clemente first came to national attention in 1970, when then-President Richard M. Nixon bought Casa Pacifica and set up the Western White House there. Nixon sold the property in 1979, but curious visitors to the town still want a glimpse of the ocean-bluff estate. Since Nixon's time, San Clemente, the southernmost coastal city in Orange County, has grown into a community of many attractions. Right now, it's somewhere between quiet surfers' paradise and busy tourists' haven.
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