Harrison, Dru

Terrier-built regularfooter from Hermosa Beach, California; winner of the 1966 Swami's Pro-Am, and runner-up in the 1969 US Championships. "Dru was a charismatic, soulful, radical surfer," fellow South Bay wave-rider and frequent foil Mike Purpus said. "He wasn't much over five feet tall, but he was tough as hell and never backed down."

Harrison was born [1950] in Hawthorne, the son of a cement truck owner, and began surfing at age 10 after his family moved to a beachfront house in Hermosa. ...