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Book recounts accomplished lives of close-knit group of old-school surfers

Book recounts accomplished lives of close-knit group of old-school surfers

Walk by the Cardiff Seaside Market any Tuesday morning, and you might see a group of white-haired men occupying an outdoor table, reminiscing about their glory days as Southern California's original surfers.

Meet the Tuesday Morning Gang, whose members have held down their place of honor in front of the market each week for more than 20 years. But their ties to each other run much deeper; many of them have known each other since they were children.

They are bound together by what one member, Charley Marvin, 80, calls "liquid adhesive," or the salt water that tirelessly pounds the shores of California's coast.

Marvin, a retired real estate attorney who lives...

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