Living: If Everybody Had an Ocean . . .

But even water is not essential to join the surf craze

Jim Callon, welcome back to where you always knew you belonged. A Southern California record producer, Callon, 43, grew up surfing on the beaches around Los Angeles. But then life got complicated -- a job, marriage, children -- and Callon gradually let the waves roll by without him. Recently, however, he took up the sport again; on weekends, when he is not riding the Pacific, he may be found in a Hermosa Beach surf shop, buying gear for his three children. Says Callon: "If a week goes by and I don't surf, I feel like I'm missing something."

Callon is not...

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