My father, standing on the right. Airforce bomber crew during WWII, was shot down over Germany during the war. He jumped out with a parachute, was captured by the Germans and put into in a POW camp, and lived to tell the tale, and take me and my brothers to the beach and teach us about the ocean and waves when we were little kids. Born into it because my father survived WWII.
Dwain Kantor, father of Leucadia Surf School owner Gerry Kantor, in 1946 San Diego Lifeguards Group photo.