Kukea, Ethel

Graceful regularfoot surfer from Honolulu, Hawaii; winner of the Makaha International contest in 1955 and 1956. Ethel Harrison was born (1914) in Garden Grove, California, raised in Santa Ana Canyon, and began surfing in the 1930s at Corona del Mar with her older brother and California surfing pioneer Lorrin "Whitey" Harrison. "Daddy was the rebellious one, and always running off to go surfing," Rosie Harrison, Lorrin's daughter, wrote in 1997, "and he usually conned Ethel into going with him...