Hot Curl

Pot-bellied surfer-slacker cartoon figure created by San Diego artist Michael Dormer in 1959; later turned into a cause celebre statue at WindanSea. "People still love Hot Curl." California Surf Museum cofounder Jane Schmauss said in 2019. "He's a physical manifestation of surfers having fun, not taking themselves too seriously, and just being fringe animals of society." Dormer was born in Los An...

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