MATT KIVLIN, 1929 – 2014

California has a long, rich history of handsome dark-haired pointbreak stylists. Matt Kivlin was the original. That hands-low, back-knee-tucked-in, slightly jazzy, easy-on-the-eyes way of getting from the top of the point all the way to the cove? Kivlin invented that. Dora copied it. Everyone else copied Dora, and eventually you get to Tom Curren. Kivlin…