Linda Merrill

Orange County, California, 1963

I’ve traveled to several other breaks, but guys don’t usually like girls along on surfing trips too much.

Mike Doyle interviewed Linda Merrill for the November 1963 issue of Surf Guide. The articled was titled “Linda Merrill: Femininity Plus!”

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I began surfing at San Onofre with my father [Benny Merrill] who is an old-time surfer. Then I started riding Doheny every day after school. But best of all, I love Trestles. Girls have it made there. The Marines can’t touch you unless they have a woman officer along. [Note: Trestles at that time was still part of Camp Pendleton, and su...