- Brooks Street surf contest at Laguna Beach, California, photographed by Dick Metz © Dick Metz/SHACC
- Wendy Wagner and Tom Carlin, photographed by Bev Morgan © Bev Morgan/SHACC
- The Malibu surfing scene, photographed by Joe Quigg © Joe Quigg
- Beachgoers on Oak Street, Laguna Beach, photographed by Dick Metz © Dick Metz/SHACC
on a first-name basis. Bikinis were high-waisted and swim trunks skimmed the tops of thighs. Riding the California waves was akin to exploring the Wild West. It was the birth of an era — and California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties,
from T. Adler Books, captures the pioneers in action.