Sons of Torrance
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As the surf industry was birthing itself in and around the South Bay in the early to mid 1960s, Torrance Beach morphed from sleepy beach town to hot bed of talent, and maybe none were more emblematic of the evolution of the sport than the family Irons. From resident hot doggers to Hawaiian transplants to eventual world champions, even today the pedigree is far reaching.