Chris O'Rourke of La Jolla was 19 when surf photographer Warren Bolster,titled "Chris O'Rourke: I'm Sure Gonna Try!" was published in the August 1978 issue of SURFER. One year earlier O'Rourke had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.  
Drew Kampion wrote "At Sea with Jack O'Neill," a profile for the September 1972 issue of SURFER. The quotes here were used in that article. O'Neill was 49 years old.  
"The Surfing Profile: Margo," written by Drew Kampion, was published in the June 1979 issue of Surfing magazine. The quotes below were taken from that profile. Oberg was 25.