Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 8. April 30 1968
Sir,—In the issue on April 9th you included a photo of surfing. The caption below read, "Dropping in on a perfect four foot curl at Houghton Bay."
1. The surfer was not dropping in.
2. The wave was nowhere near four feet, more like 2(-3 ft. Exaggeration is a well-known feature of a gremmie.
3. There was no curl as the photo shows.
4. The wave nowhere near perfect—it was a small, slow, there was a short ride, and it was closing out that day as the photographer (a surfer well-worth watching) would confirm.
We would like to know, as members of the V.U.W. Surfriders Club, the name of the goose who wrote this manure.
A more appropriate caption would have been., "He also surfs, who only stands up on waves".
[I have no knowledge of surfing. The photo and caption were supplied by somebody purporting to be a member of the V.U.W. Surfriders Club,—ed.]