Parmenter, Dave

Dissident American surfer-writer-boardmaker; pro tour competitor in the mid- and late 1980s; once described by Surfing magazine as "the most interesting surfer in the world." Born in Southern California in 1961, the son of an X-ray technician single mother, Parmenter began surfing at age 13 after moving with his mother and younger brother to Newport Beach. Three years later the family moved again, to the central California town of Cayucos, where the already-caustic Parmenter nearly failed to ...