OC Register - RIP Gary Propper, the first East Coast surfing superstar
Gary was the very first international surf star from the East Coast and one of the very best small wave surfers ever. He could ride two-foot-and-under surf better than anybody of his era. In fact, in my life I have only seen two people who could ride surf that was seemingly flat to the naked eye and make it look like it was totally firing. The other is Tom Curren.