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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
03/08/14
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

Living in Gaza but surfing makes me feel free

Date Date: 23/04/10
Web linkWeb:Set free by surfing
Surfers and Windsurfers share a passion that sets your mind free of mortal toil.

Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz is a surfing legend. The 89-year-old has been surfing for more than 70 years and still surfs today. He personally took surfboards over to the Gaza surfclub, when he saw they had only one shabby board to share. The inspiration for the surf club came from overseas, thousands of kilometres away in California. The club members are Palestineans and are mostly unemployed in their 20s and 30s in an area with 40% unemployment. Besides the bombed out buildings, the sea around conflict-ridden Gaza is heavily polluted with at least 60 million litres of raw and partially treated sewage being pumped into it every day. They could do with a Surfers Against Sewage group.

Last updated: 23/04/10 07:00 By: Genevieve
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