Common Ground: The quintessential image of father-son bonding involves a baseball and a backyard. Fathers like Craig Hamlin, however, have discovered that relationships baptized by saltwater are often the strongest. In this multi-generational essay, Craig and his son, Dan, reflect on their individual histories with surfing and how the sport has deepened their relationship with one another.

Derek Dodds

Derek Dodds is founder of the world's first ecological surf company Wave Tribe, surfboard shaper, world traveler, author and Mini Simmons enthusiast.

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Meet Surfer Derek Dodds

Derek Dodds | Surfer, Shaper, Traveler
I'm Derek Dodds, the guy behind I love surfing, shaping, adventure travel, IPAs, useful gear, and all things related to the sea.