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storytelling with natural king renny yater.

SeaVees was born in 1964. The same year Renny Yater introduced the Yater Spoon longboard in Santa Barbara, California. And it forever changed what writer Jack London once penned “the royal sport for the natural kings of earth.” Somehow (thanks Owen), I had the pleasure to spend my Thursday morning with royalty. I met the legendary 82-year old shaper on his turf. We began to swap stories of the sixties. His and mine. Recollecting. His realities versus my fantasies. An amazing exchange I will always remember. And worthy of a keepsake. Stay tuned for how this new separated-at-birth friendship plays out.

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