Legends of the Surfer Subculture: Part Two
- Author(s): Thorne, Tanis
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.2307/1499308
Coinciding with the release of the movie Gidget,1 a new era in surfing was ushered in with the development of the light and durable, polyurethane- foam and fiberglass-covered surfboard. Thousands of Southern California teenagers rushed to enjoy the new-found opportunity at their doorstep and to partake of the radical social identity that went along with surfing.