Dogny, Carlos

Wealthy gentleman surfer and socialite from Lima, Peru; the founder of Club Waikiki, and often referred to as the father of Peruvian surfing. Dogny was born (1909) in Barranco, the only son of a French army colonel and a Peruvian sugarcane heiress, and grew up in both Lima and the beachside resort town of Biarritz, France. In 1938, the 29-year-old Dogny traveled with a French polo team to Honolulu, where he learned to surf at Waikiki. Hawaiian legend Duke Kahanamoku gave Dogny a board to take...