THE BALLAD OF DALE VELZY: BOARD-MAKING COWBOY WOULD HAVE BEEN 88

Dale Velzy died of lung cancer, at 77, a little over ten years ago, and you have to marvel that he actually made it that far. Look at the last bit of footage in the clip above. The man’s got a Marlboro lit up in his surfboard factory; smoke dancing in and out of the benzoyl peroxide…