WHEN THE WEIRD TURN PRO: READINGS FROM “THE SURFER’S ALMANAC,” BY GARY FILOSA

Let’s leave room for debate, the but the rise and fall of Dr. Gary Fairmont R. Filosa II is my pick for surf history’s all-time weirdest episode. On the surface, Filosa, originally from Vermont and very much a nonsurfer, was a competition organizer and Olympics proponent. What he really wanted, through, was to be the…