Gerry Lopez. Photo: Art Brewer
Nat Young. Photo: John Witzig
Jackie Baxter. Photo: Alan Rich
Bruce Valluzzi. Photo: Doug Fiske
Windansea. Photo: Jeff Divine
It may seem a bit grandiose that anything having to do with surfing should be called a “revolution,” but the late-'60s shortboard revolution was just that—in miniature, at least. Old ways and ideas were thrown over in a furious rush. Young leaders ground their bare feet into the backs of their predecessors as they charged forward. Like most revolutions, this one had an exciting, necessary, even ri...