Lucas, Jimmy

Regularfoot surfer from Kauai; a standout among the first wave of Hawaiian shortboarders in the late 1960s, known as the Hawaiian Impala for his graceful style. "Jimmy has to be seen to be believed," photographer Dave Darling said of Lucas in 1968. "Always in complete control, with fantastic timing, his surfing is on the same level as that of Billy Hamilton and Barry Kanaiupuni."

Lucas was born (1949) and raised in Honolulu, and began surfing as a schoolboy on a homemade board built by his m...