Alec Cooke, better known as Ace Cool, was 45 years old when Nathan Myers interviewed him by email in 2001 for entry in The Encyclopedia of Surfing.
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Where and when were you born?
Boston, Massachusetts, near Harvard, on February 4, 1956. I was one of the first sperm-donor babies. My father was from Hawaii’s original Cooke family, but he had a latent condition known as Huntington’s Chorea, which he didn’t want to pass to me, thank God. My genetic father was a Harvard Medical School doct...