Tubesteak Abides

Nobody at Malibu used Terry Tracy's given name. He was “Tubesteak”—a handle of such pitch-perfect raunchiness that it defined the sport's midfifties departure from respectability all by itself.

There were limits to what Dale Velzy and Dewey Weber could do in the name of surf-inspired nonconformity. Velzy was older than the growing ranks of teenage beachgoers, and his abiding interests in hot rods, motorcycles, and horses meant he wasn’t always in the water. Weber would soon launch his Dewey Weber Surfboards empire, which pulled him into a looping routine of staff meetings, inventory chec...

Subscribe or Login

Plans start at $5, cancel anytimeTrouble logging-in? Contact us.