Happy Birthday Nick Gabaldon: First Man of African American Surfing

6:49 PM Richie P. 0 Comments

Source: Los Angeles Beat,2012
Nick Gabaldon was born on February 23,1927. He is the first documented African American surfer and known for regularly paddling 12 miles from Santa Monica to Malibu for the best waves.

Check out 12 Miles North, a documentary on Gabaldon's life at Nike Action's facebook page.

Nick (far right) surfing in Malibu.
Source: Los Angeles Beat,2012