Santa Barbara, California, 2005
Nobody made money on surfboards. Hobie did pretty well, Velzy did okay, but nobody else.
Michael Kew interviewed Renny Yater in 2005, when Yater was 73.
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Where and when were you born?
I was born in Los Angeles in 1932.
What was your childhood like?
I grew up just prior to the Second World War, and then through it, mostly in Laguna Beach. A little bit of Pasadena, also. My folks would buy homes, fix them up and sell them, so we kind of moved around, lived in those houses, sometimes for a few years, until they sold. For some reason they started buying in Pasadena, I guess ...