Nat Young, 1966 world titles. Photo: Tom Keck
1966 world title finalists (l to r): Carroll, Young, Sutherland. Photo: Grannis
David Nuuhiwa. Photo: LeRoy Grannis
Farrelly (left) and Young, 1963. Photo: Tom Keck
Mimi Munro, 1966 world titles. Photo: Grannis
Nat Young and Bob McTavish met in 1962, but didn’t become close friends until Young returned from the 1965 World Championships in Peru, and McTavish loaned him a stack of American R&B albums—an exciting new sound for the still-callow surfer. Young also met George Greenough in 1965 and, like McTavish, he soon came to view the peculiar little straw-haired Yank as a surfing savant. The three formed ...