Riddle, J

Good-looking, media-savvy regularfoot surfer from Santa Monica, California; a dominating presence at Malibu from the late '60s to the late '80s; cofounder in 1967 of Natural Progression Surfboards. The summer of 1970 was a high point in J Riddle's surfing life, as the 20-year-old was simultaneously on the covers of Surfer and Surfing magazines, and starred in Cosmic Children, Hal Jepsen's first and most popular surf film.

In 1972, Riddle was among the first to use a cutaway template design h...