THE FINAL WORD: SURFERS DROP INTO THE OBITUARY PAGES

This article, by Matt Warshaw, originally ran in the October 2005 issue of Surfer’s Journal.  *  *  *  Last June, not long after Dale Velzy died, I spent an afternoon searching the Los Angeles Times online archives for surfer obituaries. Early days in the hereafter, it turns out, might be as random and capricious as…