Greenough, George

Eccentric and innovative kneeboarder-designer-filmmaker from Montecito, California; known as the "barefoot genius," and regarded by many as the most influential surfer of his generation. Greenough was the mid-1960s originator of full-speed, banked-turn, high-performance surfing, a leading figure in the shortboard revolution, and the producer of 1969's The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun, with its groundbreaking in-the-tube photography.

Greenough was born (1941) into a wealthy Santa Barbara rail...