Holmes, Paul

Cultured and erudite writer and surf journalist from Laguna Beach, California, by way of Australia and Great Britain. Holmes was born (1949) in Bradford, England, grew up in Newquay, and began surfing at age 13, wearing a rugby shirt against the winter chill. In 1971, he was the founder, publisher, and principal writer of Surf Insight, England's second surf magazine, as well as a shaper for Bilbo Surfboards in Newquay.

In 1972 Holmes moved to Sydney, Australia, and shaped for Keyo Surfboards...