Wolfson, Joe


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Energetic bodyboarder from Manhattan Beach, California; nicknamed "Dr. 360" for his devotion to the spinning 360-degree maneuver; unknown outside of the southern Los Angeles beach area until 1998 when, at age 48, he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Wolfson was born in New York (1949), learned to bodysurf as a teenager after he moved with his family to Long Beach, California, and began ...

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