Granny and Doc

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The unbreakable bond of friendship between John Heath “Doc” Ball and LeRoy Grannis saw the two of them through Southern California’s surfing pre-history, World War II, and post-war assimilation to civilian life. Their glory days of membership in the Palos Verdes Surfing Club have since given way to commercialism-driven surf culture and group organization, but several photos help us understand the purity of their socio-surfing experience.