Miller, Sonny

Good-timing, hard-working, gravel-voiced surf filmmaker from north San Diego County, California, best known for directing The Search video series in the 1990s. "He was usually the last man standing at the bar or nightclub," Surfline wrote about Miller. "But he was also the first guy up in the morning, pounding coffee, checking the forecast, loading gear into the car, and pushing, always pushing, to get the shot."

Miller was born (1960) in San Jose, California, and learned to surf at age 11 a...