Lind, John

Can-do surfer and competition organizer from Honolulu, by way of Long Beach; founder of the Waikiki Surf Club, as well as the Makaha International Surfing Championships.

Lind was born (1913) in Berkeley, California, the son of a shipwright, and moved with his family to Long Beach before the decade was out. John and younger brother Tom were both swimmers and lifeguards; Long Beach at the time was a hot spot for California surfing, and Lind began surfing as a young teen.

Not long after gradua...