Miki Dora Article “Mickey on Malibu” SURRFER Vol. 8. #6 (1967)
of my hand. These wares will never change, only the people on them…
and that’s what I remember, the waves I ride, not the crud that floats
“Up until ’59 I had Malibu barren, with 6’+ power swells. These are my
cherished days I shall never reveal to anyone.
“(Today) I talk to kids I think, are in the know, who are still riding
waves for the sheer freedom they offer…(and) their concept of Malibu
is a complete Valley takeover, a fantasy of insanity filled with kooks of
all colors, super-egomania running rampant, fags, finks and pork chop-
ism. (And the) tragic thing is it’s all true….
“However, I can’t help feeling there’s something happening. New
philosophies are taking hold…in certain segments of the sport, and I
hope (they) want the same things I want: freedom to live and ride
nature’s waves, without the oppressive hang-up of the mad, insane
complex that runs the world and this sick, sick war.
“Things are going to change drastically in the next year-or-so, for all
of us, whether we like it or not. Maybe a few will go forward and
make it a better world.
“These are incredible times.
“Thank. God for a few, free waves.”
—”Mickey on Malibu”
SURRFER Vol. 8. #6