Back before the crazies took over and when a short surfboard was 7 feet. Dana Point used to be a great point break surfing spot before they built marina. Hobie Alter (Hobie Surfboards and Hobie Cat builder) lived down the way. Poche Beach was right below the cliff and We could walk to surf there. My dad was transferred to Houston and the Gulf was was quite a shock with only decent waves in winter and water in the summer so warm a special wax ( purple by the way) had to be invented to keep it from melting. Found many Texans (my mother was from Schulenburg) were like Californians before that nuts took over (although visiting my grandparent’s farm was a bit of a culture shock as Frank’s Restaurant still had black and white restrooms and water fountains into the mid 60s, something I had never seen). I guess that was tmi. OMRS (old man reminiscing syndrome).