There's a good chance Ralph Noisat caught the first wave in San Diego. He died in 1980, and as he wasn't a man to brag, his pioneering role might have been lost were it not ...
Carl Ekstrom, 1960s. "I took my mother's ironing board with me and used it to ride the soup."
Posted December 14, 2006
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San Diego surf idols: Ralph Noisat, George Freeth, Carl Ekstrom, Skip Frye, Gordon & Smith