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Miki Dora (1969)

Southern California, 1969
When there’s surf, I’m totally committed; when there’s none, it doesn’t exist.

“Interview: Mickey Dora,” by Drew Kampion, ran in the September 1969 issue of SURFER.

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What part does surfing play in your life today?

When there’s surf, I’m totally committed; when there’s none, it doesn’t exist.

What are your opinions on the new group of younger surfers and their boards?

I sincerely wish them all the luck in the world. There just might come a time when they’ll need it.

Do you think that you have been slighted or played down by the media over the years?

It’s to be e...