Dixon, Peter

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Surf writer from Malibu, California; best known for the four surfing books he had published in the 1960s: The Complete Book of Surfing (1965), Men and Waves: A Treasury of Surfing (1966), Where the Surfers Are (1967), and Men Who Ride Mountains (1969). Dixon was born (1931) in New York City, moved with his family to Southern California at age seven, and began surfing in 1948 in Palos Verdes. He g...

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