“After the Wave” by Kimball Taylor (August, 2014)Click Here to Read
In 2014, 3 years after the tragic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, writer Kimball Taylor went to the affected area to meet with the surfers who still call it home. Speaking with the locals, Taylor pieced together their accounts of the horrifying disaster, the aftermath and the longing for a return to something resembling normalcy. Despite the tragic loss of loved ones, the destruction of their communities and the ever-present anxiety about exposure to radiation, many surfers stayed in Fukushima and even paddled out at their favorite breaks once more. Their reasons for doing so were both cultural and deeply personal, and their story is one of incredible resilience.
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