Horn, Kit

Enduring low-key big-wave surfer from Santa Monica, California. "A tremendous athlete," fellow big-wave rider Peter Cole said of Horn. "As good a waterman as I have known; the bigger the waves, the better he would surf."

Christopher "Kit" Horn was born (1929) in Hollywood, the son of a phonograph salesman father and librarian mother, raised in Santa Monica, and began surfing at Sorento Beach at age 11. At Malibu, he met and befriended Buzzy Trent and the Cole brothers, Peter and Corny. All w...