Bold, Harry

Pioneering South African surfer, photographer, and surfing promoter. Bold was born in Durban (1938), the son of a former lifeguard; he started bodysurfing in 1950, got his first board—a 12' 6" hollow wooden paddleboard—two years later, and in 1961 imported the first polyurethane foam board to South Africa from California. He was the country's Surfer magazine distributor from 1960 to 1965, at which point he became co-founder of South African Surfer, the first domestically produced surf magazin...