Pump House Gang, The

Clever, cutting essay by American novelist and pop culture critic Tom Wolfe, describing the Wolfe, mid-1960s surf scene at Windansea, a popular California surf break located in north San Diego.

A dandified Virginia-born Yale graduate, Wolfe became a national literary figure after the 1965 publication of The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, a collection of essays that helped define the colorful but often snide and showy New Journalism. To research his article about Southern Cali...