John Heath "Doc" Ball 1998
Doc Ball grew up on the beaches of Los Angeles in the
early 1930's. He was instrumental in establishing surfing
on the West Coast and helped organize the Palos Verdes
Surf Club. His hobby of taking surfing pictures turned
into a passion and in 1946 he published a book that
contained much of his early works. Now in his nineties
he continues to live the surf lifestyle.