Graham, Dick

Well-organized surfwear executive and surf magazine editor-photographer-publisher from Orange County, California; Surfing magazine cofounder in 1964. Graham was born (1937) in Hollywood, California, and began surfing at age 18, while attending Chapman University on a basketball scholarship.

In 196o, following a two-year tour in the marines, Graham was hired as a data processor for the Petersen Publishing magazine conglomerate; the following year Graham and surfboard manufacturing titan Hobie...