Writer Jeff Duclos interviewed Matt Kivlin for a 1998 Longboard magazine profile titled “Matt Kivlin: A Precedent of Style.”
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He’s someone I knew my whole life. [Peterson’s brother was married to Kivlin’s aunt.] I’d see Pete at family gatherings or run into him at the beach. He always had his own way of doing things, and was good at everything he did. I worked one summer at the Jonathan Club [Santa Monica] as a beachboy. This was 1943, I was 14. I had a paddleboard tha...