Drummond, Ron

Adventurous and enduring bodysurfer and canoe surfer from Capistrano Beach, California; described by Surfer's Journal in 1996 as "a friendly giant of a man."

Drummond was born (1907) in Los Angeles, raised in Hollywood, and traveled with his family each summer to Hermosa Beach, where he learned to bodysurf and surf. He bought his first canoe at age 14, which he dragged into the Hermosa surf on a dare from his brother, and watched helplessly as a wave broke it in two. Drummond persevered, and...