Filosa, Gary

Erratic, fraudulent, high-determined competition promoter and organizer; founder in 1976 of both the American Surfing Association (ASA) and the International Amateur Surfing Federation (IASF); author of the error-riddled Surfer's Almanac. "Filosa spent decades pretending to be the overlord of organized surfing," Australia's Surfing Life magazine wrote 2001. "He constructed a kind of parallel universe in which he became the source of all [surf] knowledge and wisdom—and did a damn good job it, ...