All to Myself

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Things were a lot different when Billy Meng started surfing in 1943. He paid $10 for his first surfboard: a Bob Simmons surfboard. Meng lived, worked, and surfed with all the early riders along the Southern California coast and Hawaii. Billy now lives in Santa Barbara’s backcountry, still repairing fishing nets, after retiring a veteran commercial fisherman.