Friday, April 16, 2010

One of the stars of "Endless Summer," to discuss book

Mike Hynson will discuss his book "Mike Hynson: Transcendental Memories of a Surf Rebel" at 7 p.m. April 17 at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The book is a who's who of 1950s and '60s culture - with names such as Duke Kahanamoku, Hobie Alter, Bruce Brown, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Timothy Leary, Jimi Hendrix - and is a gritty portrayal of Hynson's adventurous frolic spanning three decades questioning, exploring and breaking new ground. He is also one of the stars of "Endless Summer," the iconic film from Bruce Brown, Hynson writes that he lived his entire life on the edge - from his formative years as a Navy brat in the 1940s and '50s bouncing between Hawaii and San Diego, to his timing and innovation that kept him at the forefront of the surfing industry throughout the '60s. Hynson helped found the legendary WindanSea Surf Club in 1962; and planted the seed in Tom Morey's head for the Boogie Board in 1965.

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