Same decade, different views


November 23, 2022

Looking at the photos and reading the stories in Jeanne Hansen's book, "Alternative Voices: 1980s Punk San Francisco," one thing is clear to me. We lived in different worlds during the 1980s. I was the editor of a windsurfing magazine and spent my time traveling to beaches around the world, interacting with sun-kissed athletes, while she immersed herself in documenting the punk rock alternative scene in San Francisco.

I did visit San Francisco in the '80s, but I spent my time down at the beach in the Presidio, watching windsurfing races. Windsurfing was its own subculture, a combination of sur...

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