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Surfing California's Secret Breaks

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The location of the most sublime wilderness surf break on California's Lost Coast is classified information. Catch a glimpse of the secret beaches.
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How to Build an Island Dream House
With $15,000, 12,000 screws, and one blessing from a local chieftess, Alex Sheshunoff and Sarah Kalish built a dream house on oceanfront property in Palau.

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Jumping into the ocean was the easy part but getting out was trickier.  Here, Darren Sabom and Butch Allen brave sharp rocks to install a ladder.  Concrete, not surprisingly, doesn't dry well underwater.  After the ladder was swept away by a wave we got much better at scrambling up the rocks.
—Alex Sheshunoff 


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