BOB SIMMONS’ LAST WAVE: A BRIEF ORAL HISTORY

Bob Simmons died while surfing Windansea sometime around noon, on September 26, 1954. He was 35. Simmons was the first big-name surfer to go down in the water, and along with all the crucial surfboard design work he did, his early death created a legend. This account of Simmon’s final wave is pulled from people who know Simmons, plus…