DiMenna, Ron

Shadowy, business-savvy surfer and entrepreneur; founder of Ron Jon Surf Shop, a chain that includes a Cocoa Beach, Florida, flagship store long recognized as the sport's largest and gaudiest retail outlet.

Ron DiMenna has for decade's been one of surfing's most private and mysterious figures, and little is know about his early life. He was born around 1937, grew up in Manahawkin, New Jersey, the son of a grocer, and after high school joined the Marines. He began surfing in 1959, and two yea...