“BEFORE THE HERD,” MIKE ARMSTRONG PROFILE BY KEVIN O’SULLIVAN

This article ran in the August 2013 issue of Surfer’s Journal. This version has been slightly edited and shortened.   *  *  *  Mike Armstrong sits astride his Polaris ATV as it climbs the steep, rocky incline bordering one of his orange groves. He is making the rounds, checking the irrigation valves, and ensuring that the…