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Catri, Dick


Swashbuckling surfer-organizer-board manufacturer from Miami Beach, Florida; sometimes described as "the godfather of East Coast surfing." Catri was born (1938) in Carteret, New Jersey, moved with his family to south Florida at age seven, and was a state championship high jumper in high school. He worked in a Miami Beach high-dive comedy act in 1957, along with California transplant Jack Murphy, who a few years later became internationally known as the diamond-stealing "Murph the Surf."

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