PVSC. Photo: Doc Ball
Palos Verdes Cove. Photo: Doc Ball
PV Surf Club
PVSC cofounder Doc Ball
Surf club membership wasn’t mandatory for California surfers, but by the late 1930s you could have driven a Packard Super 8 from San Diego to Santa Cruz and had a hard time loading it up with nonaffiliated surfers. Unlike the surf-based organizations in Hawaii and Australia, these new clubs were focused on surfing, and a bit of paddling, and nothing else. California’s best-known and best-organized...