Massara, Mark

San Francisco–based surfer/lawyer/environmentalist. Massara was born (1961) in Santa Barbara, California, began surfing at age 10, and graduated in 1987 from the University of San Francisco Law School. He began his most famous crusade just one year later, when he drove to northern California's Humboldt Bay to ride some waves and sniff out—literally—an ongoing toxic runoff problem with two local lumber-pulp mills, Simpson Paper and Louisiana-Pacific. "You could taste the pollution," Massara la...