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Friday, November 20, 2009
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The Accidental Surf Star

Dion, contemplating the correlation between his computer and his career.

Had it not been for an unwanted Christmas present, 24-year-old Dion Agius might have ended up a professional boogie boarder. When he was a kid the young Tasmanian was already earning shots in bodyboard mags, but watching his son ride prone was a sight Dion's father just couldn't abide. So one Christmas the old man presented his son with a brand spanking new surfboard—the last thing the teenager wanted. What he really wanted was a new bodyboard. "I was bummed," Dion says now.

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