Carl Ekstrom, 1960s. "I took my mother's ironing board with me and used it to ride the soup."

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San Diego surf idols: Ralph Noisat, George Freeth, Carl Ekstrom, Skip Frye, Gordon & Smith

90 years of curl

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 ...

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