Keating, Dick

Lithe regularfooter from Pacifica, California; one of the first homegrown San Francisco Bay Area rider to make an impression on the international surf scene. "Nobody [in the Bay Area] surfed composure and style like Dickie did," surf writer Mark Gray noted in 2001, "especially in waves of consequence."

Keating was born (1942) in San Francisco, and moved with his family to Pacifica's Pedro Point at age seven. He rode his first wave at age two, when his uncle, also named Dick, took him into th...