Webster, Dale

Sad-eyed monomaniacal surfer from Valley Ford, California, who as of 2003 hadn't missed a day of surfing for 28 years. Webster was born (1948) and raised in Alhambra, California, began mat-surfing in 1957, and stand-up surfing in 1961. He moved in 1973 to Sonoma County, just north of San Francisco, and two years later came up against a solid week of big surf during what was called the "Monster from New Zealand" swell. "I rode all seven days," Webster later recalled, "and then I thought, 'Let ...