Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept/Oct 2022

63 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com A sk anyone at random to name 10 attractions known to the Charleston area. Chances are, not even one says surfing the Atlantic. The often calmer tides of the Southeastern United States tend to get overlooked, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a culture of boarders lingering just beyond the whitecaps. While the sport has long been practiced somewhat under the radar, it now brings growing numbers of surfing Surfing the Lowcountry for Five Decades BY L . C . LEACH I I I Norman Godley (yellow-lined sur fboard) stands with other finalists at the 2015 Eastern Sur fing Association Mid Atlantic Finals in Folly Beach. It is so far, Godley’s last first-place finish. A l l photos prov i ded. MEET