Brown, Bruce

Oscar-nominated surf moviemaker from Southern California; producer of 1966's The Endless Summer, the sport's best and best-known movie. Brown was born (1937) in San Francisco, California, spent his first nine years in Oakland, then moved with his family to Long Beach, in southwest Los Angeles County, where he began surfing.

Along with hundreds of other young surfing fanatics, Brown went to the local Elks Club auditorium whenever original surf filmmaker Bud Browne barnstormed into town to scr...