Phillips, Walt


Multifaceted surf media impresario from Los Angeles, California. Phillips was born (1938) in LA County, the son of a policeman, and first surfed in 1952, at Huntington Beach, during his freshman year at Whittier High. After graduation, he spent three years in the Marines and was stationed on Oahu. He then made his first surf movie, 1959's Sunset Surf Craze. The following year, while still living i...

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