MARGE CALHOUN: 1926 – 2017

Marge Calhoun died over the weekend, at age 91. Not many people under the age of 60 remember Marge, but she was the warmest, most cheerful figure in midcentury surfing—and when she wasn't making you feel better about the world simply for being alive and part of it, she was charging the big ones alongside the likes of Peter Cole, Greg Noll, Buzzy Trent, and George Downing.

Calhoun's father was a set designer, and Marge grew up in Hollywood during the Depression. She was as fearless as she w...