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Warren Bolster

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Warren Bolster, center, with his sons, Warren, left, and Edward. (Ryan Nakamitsu)
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Warren Bolster skateboards in the early 1970s, “long before proper safety gear was available,” he wrote of this photograph. A rapid succession of injuries soon confined him to the sidelines. (Ralph Starkweather)
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Warren Bolster writes in “The Legacy of Warren Bolster” of shooting “The Desert Pipes” in Arizona: “When we first encountered the 22-foot pipes in 1977, it was like landing on the moon.... Modern skaters owe a lot to the early pioneers of big-pipe riding.” He and the skaters made three pligrimages to the Arizona pipes. (Warren Bolster)
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Photographer Warren Bolster wrote of this 1975 photo in “The Legacy of Warren Bolster": “My surfer’s-eye view of the Cadillac Kid sliding pipeline in La Jolla.” The Cadillac Kid referred to Gregg Weaver; the photo was shot near San Diego’s Black’s Beach. (Warren Bolster)
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A Southern California skater decelerates in 1975 on a longboard, uncommon in 1975. The board was made from an old water-ski. (Warren Bolster)
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Warren Bolster mounted a camera on a surfboard to get this shot of Tamayo Perry at the Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. (Warren Bolster)
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