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Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s