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Proctor, Edward "Pop"


Southern California's original geriatric surfer; a fixture at Doheny and San Onofre well into his 90s. "I may not be the best in the world," Proctor told SURFER Magazine in 1968, "but I'm sure the oldest." Proctor was born (1881) in Tynemouth, England. He moved to America with his parents, but was sent back to England at the age of 12 to attend Catholic school. In early adulthood Proctor spent time in the British Merchant Navy, worked as a ferryman in Constantinople, and mined gold in Mexico....