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Surfconsciousness breeds acertain nonchalance about the rest of the world that can driveoutsiders crazy. (From Burn)In undertaking this project, Omega Replica watches Bickford sacrificed much of his own precious time on a board.You have to make a decision: surf, or take pictures. So I haven’tdone much surfing since I started this project. But I don’t mindreally; truth be told I’m a much better photographer than I am asurfer, and for me the magic of surfing has always been about thefeeling.