This article by Dick LaRue ran in the July 1972 issue of SURFER. One year earlier, the first Ranch parcels were put on the market. For over a century before that, the Hollister Ranch, with its eight-plus miles of beachfront housing some of the best surf in America, had been privately held and virtually inaccessible to the public. LaRue, noted below as the "ranch manager," worked for the Mortage Gu...

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