Dogny, Carlos

Wealthy gentleman surfer and socialite from Lima, Peru; the founder of Club Waikiki, and often referred to as the father of Peruvian surfing. Dogny was born (1909) in Barranco, the only son of a French army colonel and a Peruvian sugarcane heiress. He traveled often as a child, went to high school in France and England, and attended college in America, where he studied agriculture and economics. In 1934, Dogny, 25, sailed with a French polo team to Hawaii. While in Waikiki, he met and befrien...