“STATUS IS . . . FOR SURFERS: A KEY TO CALIFORNIA’S BEST PRIVATE BEACH,” BY MATT WARSHAW (1998)

This article ran in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, on November 15, 1998.  *  *  * About a million California surfers don’t own land on the private and utterly sublime Hollister Ranch, located on Point Conception, just up from Santa Barbara, Calif. A hundred do. That ratio helps explain why Ranch surfers are so…