MIKE PURPUS TOOK A PIE IN THE FACE FOR OUR SINS

Surfing’s Great Humor Drought began in 1968 and lasted about eight years. Blame drugs. Blame soul surfing. Blame shortboards. Blame Pipeline! First thing we did after getting a good long look inside the tube was decide our fine little sun-kissed sport was “heavy.” Heavy enough, anyway, to crush the fun. Yes, there were funny people…