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Off a pier with plenty of paddles

Jun 14, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Six decades after paddleboard racers last propelled themselves through the choppy waters off the Santa Monica Pier, competitors took to the waves to show that the once-popular sport still has legs.

When Tom Blake developed wooden paddleboards to rescue distressed swimmers in the 1920s, the Santa Monica waterman had no idea he was creating a sport for the ages.

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