Marcus, Ben

Witty, eccentric surf writer and editor from northern California; Surfer magazine staffer from 1988-1998, and a prolific author of surf-themed books. Marcus was born (1960) in San Francisco, moved to Santa Clara Valley as a toddler, then headed west to Santa Cruz with his family at age 10, where he learned to surf. After high school, Marcus sold hot dogs out of a VW bus on Santa Cruz beaches, enrolled in and dropped out of several colleges, and embarked on surf trips to Europe and the South P...