Dana Point Mafia

Surfboard manufacturer Hobie Alter, Endless Summer filmmaker Bruce Brown, and Surfer publisher John Severson, all based within a two-mile radius in south Orange County's Dana Point in the early and mid-'60s, formed the core of a group known as the Dana Point Mafia for the collective power they held over the surf industry. In 1966, when Hermosa Beach boardmaker Greg Noll threw a party for the openi...

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